Biography

Leila is the Convenor of Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) and a third year doctoral student at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford. Her doctoral thesis addresses the question of how the concept of "justice for victims" is interpreted, used and implemented by the different justice stakeholders of the International Criminal Court (ICC) with focus on victim participation in Kenya and victim assistance in Uganda.

Leila's MSc and DPhil studies in Oxford are funded by a 1+3 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentship. She recently published in the Journal of International Criminal Justice with Carolyn Hoyle (Carolyn Hoyle and Leila Ullrich, 'New Court, New Justice?: The Evolution of Justice for Victims at Domestic Courts and the International Criminal Court' 12 (4) Journal of International Criminal Justice 2014).

Leila has been involved with OTJR for more than two years as the External Relations Officer and the Blog Editor of the group. She has also worked at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the German Mission to the United Nations in New York, the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), the German Parliament (Bundestag) and the BBC World Service.

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Transitional Justice, International Criminal Justice, Criminology, Victimology, Human Rights, International Relations, Law and Society, Global Civil Society

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