It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Alina Utrata!
Alina is currently a Master’s student in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at the Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast as a 2017 Marshall Scholar. She completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University in History and the Law and a minor in Human Rights, with honors in Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. Her honors thesis ‘Stories Courts Tell: The Problematic History of the Yugoslav Tribunal in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ examined the impact of the ICTY in the Balkans. Alina’s research has focused on the impact of international criminal law on post-conflict communities.
Alina has worked as a trial monitor at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia for the Asian International Justice Initiative in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; a Global Studies intern at the Balkan Institute for Conflict Resolution, Responsibility and Reconciliation in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; in the Department of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the State Department in Washington D.C.; and a student assistant at the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford.