It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Julia Tétrault-Provencher. Julia (she, her, hers) is a qualified human rights lawyer from Quebec (Canada). She is currently based in The Hague where she is working as a legal consultant and researcher on various topics, including transitional justice mechanisms, accountability for international crimes, victims’ rights, sexual and gender-based violence, sexual abuses and exploitation, and the protection of human rights in conservation.
Julia holds an Advanced master’s degree in Public International Law from Leiden University (cum laude) and a Bachelor of Laws from Laval University (Dean’s Honor List). Her thesis focuses on the definition of the crime of ‘forced pregnancy’ in the Rome Statute, and copied verbatim in the draft Convention on crimes against humanity, where she criticizes the elements of the definition using a feminist perspective. Julia was previously a legal intern for the International Justice Desk of the International Federation for Human Rights in the Hague (where she is now working as a consultant), the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (YUCOM) in Belgrade, and the United Nations Development Programme in New York.