Rudina Jasini read for a DPhil in Law. She succesfully defended her doctoral thesis on 5 November 2015. Her doctoral research centres on the participation of victims of gross violations of human rights as civil parties in international criminal proceedings, and is supervised by Professor Carolyn Hoyle. In the course of her DPhil, Rudina has pursued a Visiting Researcher programme both at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (2012) and at Harvard Law School (2013). Rudina has taught tutorials in Public International Law and International Criminal Law at New College and Christ Church at Oxford University. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards and the author of several peer-reviewed articles on international justice. She has presented her work at various conferences and symposiums, including at the University of Cambridge, Harvard Law School, Columbia University, New York University, The New School, the 14th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology in The Hague, as well as on a range of other occasions. In April 2015, Rudina was selected as member on the ILA International Committee on Complementarity in International Criminal Law.

Whilst her research has been primarily an intellectual endeavour, it has also been strongly influenced by her professional background as a practitioner. Rudina recently led a research project with Impunity Watch on victim participation in transitional justice in Cambodia. Prior to coming to Oxford, she worked for the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague as a legal officer on the Defence Team in the case of Haradinaj et al. In March 2009, she worked pro bono with the legal team providing representation and assistance to victims of the Khmer Rouge regime, in the prosecution of Kaing Geuk Eav (a/k/a Duch).

Rudina holds an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Oxford (2009), an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center (2006) and a B.A. in Law from the University of Tirana (2001).



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  • R. J. Jasini and V Phan, 'Victim Participation at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: Are Retributive and Restorative Principles Enhancing the Prospect for Justice?' (2011) 24 Cambridge Review of International Affairs
  • R. J. Jasini, 'Challenges in the Quest for Justice in Cambodia' (2010) Oxford Transitional Justice Research Group Working Paper Series



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Public International Law International Criminal Law Human Rights Law

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Human Rights Law, Public International Law, Victims and Restorative Justice

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