It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Marian Yankson-Mensah!
Marian is a lawyer with specialization in International Criminal Law, Transitional Justice and Economic Crimes. She worked previously with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Ghana and also worked as a private legal practitioner with the Ghanaian law firm Sima Consultancy. She is a doctoral researcher at the Lehrstuhl für deutsches und internationales Strafrecht, Strafprozessrecht und Juristische Zeitgeschichte at the Humboldt Universtität zu Berlin. Her doctoral dissertation discusses the impact of truth commissions on transitional societies, with a focus on the National Reconciliation Commission of Ghana.
She is also a Project Officer at the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. The Nuremberg Academy is a foundation dedicated to the promotion of international criminal law and related human rights. Located in Nuremberg, the birthplace of modern international criminal law, its mandate is to promote the universality, legality and acceptance of international criminal law. The foundation’s main fields of activity include interdisciplinary and applied research, specialized capacity building for practitioners of international criminal law, and human rights education with an international reach.