It is our great pleasure to welcome our new IntLawGrrls contributor Ashley Boyes! Specializing in international law, oral advocacy, and development, Ashley recently attained a combined Juris Doctor at the University of Ottawa and Masters degree at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. She is now completing her articles with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General Crown Law Office – Civil.
In 2016, Ashley was given the opportunity to work with the U.N. Special Rapporteur on adequate housing. In January 2017, she interned at the War Crimes Research Office in Washington, DC where she conducted research related to the first indictment of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers Court. Most recently, she attended the 17th specialization course in international criminal law in Syracuse, Italy.
She is passionate about the role of civil society organizations and hopes to continue to advocate for others as her career progresses.
Ashley also holds an Honours B.A. in Political Science and Global Culture Studies from Brescia University College at Western University, Canada’s only women’s university, with a focus on international relations and women’s security.