Rudina Jasini is an attorney and researcher specialising in international criminal law and human rights law. She is currently an ESRC GCRF fellow at the Faculty of Law. Her ESRC research project aims to contribute to the scholarly debate, policy discussion and policymaking on victim participation, its role, scope and implications in transitional justice. It also seeks to offer a broader and deeper knowledge base of victim participation both as an approach and a principle. This project builds upon her doctoral research at the University of Oxford, which centred on the participation of victims of gross violations of human rights as civil parties in international criminal proceedings. Previously, Rudina was appointed as a Postdoctoral Global Fellow at New York University Law School Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. She has also held appointments as a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. In addition, Rudina has taught tutorials in public international law at Oxford University. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards and the author of several peer-reviewed articles on international justice, and has presented her work at various conferences and symposia. 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. In 2014, Rudina led a research project with Impunity Watch on victim participation in transitional justice in Cambodia. Prior to her time at Oxford, Rudina worked as an attorney for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague on the defence team in the Haradinaj case. She has also worked 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 a DPhil and an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Oxford University, an LLM in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA in Law from the University of Tirana.





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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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