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The Forum has been supported by fellows, clerks and interns who contribute to its activities in various ways, seminars and publications included. As this Internet site also serves as a virtual management platform, they can assist the Forum from anywhere in the world. Interested persons should send an e-mail message with an updated curriculum vitae to info@fichl.org. Candidates are selected on the basis of motivation, precision, English drafting skills and intellectual curiosity.

Present and past fellows, clerks and interns include the following: 

Chao Yi
FICHL Fellow
August 2015 -

CHAO Yi from Beijing, China, is an LL.M. student of international law at the School. He is also enrolled in the Human Rights Master Programme cooperated by the Research Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of the Peking University Law School and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of Lund University, Sweden. Having graduated from the LL.B. programme of Peking University Law School with honours, he has served as editor for Peking University International and Comparative Law Review and research assistant for Peking University Institute of International Law and Peking University Ocean Strategy Research Center.

Nathaniel KHNG
FICHL Fellow
April 2014 -

Nathaniel KHNG currently serves as a Deputy Senior State Counsel and Deputy Public Prosecutor in the Attorney-General’s Chambers of Singapore. He previously was a senior associate in the International Arbitration Group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. His experience includes international commercial and investor-State arbitrations, and also pro bono refugee and international criminal law-related advisory work. He has also held the judicial position of Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court of Singapore and was a Justices’ Law Clerk for the Chief Justice of Singapore and other Justices of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He has a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honors from Melbourne Law School. He also has a Master of Laws from the Yale Law School, where he was research assistant to Professor W. Michael Reisman. 

Kristin WU
FICHL Fellow
April 2014 -

Kristin WU graduated B.A. cum laude from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She was a student of the Transnational Law Programme in co-operation with Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law. She was one of the nine ‘young talents’ nominated by The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL) for the 4th Law of the Future Conference, and one of the nine students nominated by Utrecht University for the 2011 League of European Research Universities BRIGHT Conference. She was also one of the nine finalists at the Inaugural Benjamin B. Ferencz International Essay Competition. Kristin has published articles in journals and books, and has presented at various conferences. Her research interest covers international criminal law, human rights, environmental law, sustainability governance as well as science, technology and innovation policy. She has worked at the Institute of Legal Theory (Utrecht University), Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, and National Environment Agency, Singapore.  

ZHONG Yuxiang
FICHL Fellow
March 2014 -

ZHONG Yuxiang is currently an undergraduate student in China Foreign Affairs University, specialising in international law. He participated as team leader in the national round of the International Criminal Court Trial Competition (2014), and won the Winning Prize, the Prize of Best Memorial and the Prize of Best Counsel for Prosecutor. He also participated in the 7th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot (2013), and won the First Prize and the First Honorable Submission for Defendant. He won a National Scholarship in 2013 and was selected as a role model in 2013 by Ministry of Education of China.  

SHI Bei
FICHL Fellow
March 2013 -

Shi Bei is currently a Master candidate in international law at Peking University Law School. She is also enrolled in the Human Rights Master Programme cooperated by the Research Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of the Peking University Law School (PULS) and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of Lund University, Sweden (RWI). She has participated as a team member in the national round of the 2013 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, and won the prize of ‘Best Oralist’. She passed the National Judicial Examination of China (national bar examination) in 2011 and got an LL.B. degree from Southwest University of Political Science and Law in 2012.  

Catia Lopes
FICHL Fellow
January 2013 -

Cátia Lopes has worked for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for several years in the Gaza Strip and also worked on Refugee Status Determination with the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Bangkok, Thailand. She has focused her work on legal and humanitarian affairs, human rights and project management. She was awarded a distinction for her LL.M. degree at King’s College London having written her dissertation on the complementarity of the International Criminal Court and its impact on the impunity gap. During her studies, she also co-wrote a chapter of a book analyzing “Individuals as Subjects of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law” (International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law: Towards a New Merger in International Law, Brill, Netherlands, 2008). Learning that there was no space to create a human rights society at Kings College London, she proactively co-founded the UCL Student Human Rights Programme at University College London. This is an ongoing student-led human rights organization, which seeks to foster a vibrant culture of human rights within UCL and wider communities by initiating awareness, instigating debate and inspiring action. She has a passion for human rights and criminology and is interested in academia and continuing her work in the field of humanitarian affairs.

ZHANG Yueyao
FICHL Fellow
November 2012 -

ZHANG Yueyao holds an LL.B. degree from Peking University and is an LL.M. candidate at Peking University and UC Berkeley, respectively specializing in public international law and commercial law. She participated in the Human Rights Master Programme cooperated by the Research Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of the Peking University Law School (PULS) and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of Lund University, Sweden (RWI). She is a member of the Red Cross Society, China (from October 2007) and is an editor of Peking University International Law and Comparative Law Review (from November 2012).

QIAO Congrui
FICHL Fellow
November 2012 -

QIAO Congrui is currently a master candidate in human rights law and in communication study at Peking University, China. She gained a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and an LL.B. in International Affairs from Peking University in 2011. She has interned with Front Line Defenders (an international NGO for human rights defenders) and China Central Television (the state broadcasting system, assisting with 48 episodes on socially controversial incidents and figures). Her goal is to work for an independent international media and report on Chinese problems and progress from an insider's perspective.

ZHANG Kangle
FICHL Fellow
November 2012 –

ZHANG Kangle holds a bachelor's degree in international politics from Peking University, specializing in international relations and international organizations. He is currently pursuing a Juris Master degree at Peking University Law School, majoring in public international law.

Ian Kennedy
FICHL Fellow
November 2012 –

Ian Kennedy is currently a judicial clerk for the Chief Justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver, Canada. He also has an ongoing fellowship with the Canadian Centre of International Justice. He previously worked for the Trial Chamber in the Ratko Mladić case before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and for the B.C. Civil Liberties Association on a case regarding the treatment of Afghan detainees before the Canadian Military Police Complaints Commission. He holds a JD and an MA from the University of Toronto, where he received the Macdonald Prize in Public International Law and was published in the University of Toronto Law Review. He also holds a diploma from the Center of Transnational Legal Studies in London, England.

María Luisa Piqué
FICHL Fellow
December 2010 –

María Luisa Piqué has a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Law, and is an LL.M. candidate (2011) from Georgetown University Law Center. Before joining the LL.M. program at Georgetown, she co-ordinated the team of young lawyers who assisted in the prosecutions of several members of the Argentinean Armed and Security Forces involved in crimes against humanity committed during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship, in the Navy's Mechanics School (ESMA), in the "Orletti Motors" detention center, and within the Operation Condor - the co-ordinated repressive effort of the Southern Cone military governments.

Annika Jones
FICHL Fellow
March 2010 –

Mats Benestad
FICHL Fellow
January 2010 –

Mats Benestad holds a law degree from the University of Bergen, specializing in international law (American University, Washington DC) and international criminal law (University in Oslo). He did his master thesis on prosecutorial discretion at the ICC. He has served the Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, and works for the UNODC. During his studies he was a Research Assistant at the Norwegian Center for Human Rights, had an internship at UNICEF's Ethics Office in New York and several internships with different law firms in Oslo.

Devasheesh Bais
FICHL Fellow
April 2015 – August 2018

Devasheesh Bais is an Advocate at the High Court of Madhya Pradesh, India. He has been a research assistant for Mr. Narinder Singh, former member of the International Law Commission. He has also worked with the Commission for International Justice and Accountability, and undertaken internships with the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in Arusha, Tanzania, the Asian African Legal Consultative Organization, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and has participated in various moots. He holds B.A. and LL.B. (Hons.) degrees from the O.P. Jindal Global University and LL.M. in public international law from the University of Oslo.

LIU Sijia
FICHL Fellow
November 2012 – December 2017

LIU Sijia is currently studying at Peking University Law School as a Juris Master Candidate. She is also enrolled in the Human Rights Master Programme cooperated by the Research Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of the Peking University Law School (PULS) and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of Lund University, Sweden (RWI). In 2011, she graduated from Beihang University Foreign Languages School with honours, majoring in English. In 2009-10, she spent one year in Murray State University, U.S.A., as an exchange student; during which time, she did a three-month internship for the Directing Attorney in Kentucky State Department of Public Advocacy (Murray Field).

Tessa Bolton
FICHL Fellow
July 2012 – December 2017

Tessa Bolton is an LL.B. student at King's College London and studied for a year at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, based in London. She has spent time as a criminal paralegal at the Center for Human Rights, Education, Advice and Assistance in Blantyre, Malawi, and interned for Justice Africa, a UK-based NGO focusing on memorialising genocide and war crimes across the African continent. During her studies in London, she volunteered with the London Detainee Support Network and has undertaken projects with Amicus and Amnesty International.

Adi Atlas
FICHL Fellow
November 2011 – December 2017

Adi Atlas is an LL.B. student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as an exchange student at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, London, UK. As of August 2011, she works as a research assistant for Dr. Yifat Biton (College of Management Academic Studies, Israel) and, as of October 2011, is a member of the Israel Law Review journal student editorial board. While living in Jerusalem, Adi has worked as a paralegal for the Israeli Department of Justice (April 2010 - May 2011).

Stephen Tumwesigye
FICHL Fellow
May 2011 – December 2017

Stephen Tumwesigye holds an LLB (Hons) from Makerere University-Kampala, Uganda. While still a student, he worked as a research assistant with the faculty's Human Rights and Peace Centre and as a legal intern with the International Justice in Africa Program of International Refugee Rights Initiative. He currently works with the Uganda Coalition on the International Criminal Court as a Legal Associate, where he provides legal research to the coalition and conducts trainings for members of civil society in Uganda on the ICC. He also co-ordinates the Transitional Justice Project of Human Rights Network-Uganda which is aimed at building the capacity of local civil society organizations in Uganda, to participate in local transitional justice processes. He has published articles in reputable journals, focusing on the work of the ICC in Africa, the complementary role of national institutions and other transitional justice processes.

Isaias Yemane Tesfalidet
FICHL Fellow
June 2010 – December 2017

Isaias Yemane Tesfalidet has an LL.B. from the University of Asmara, Faculty of Law and an LL.M. from the Yale Law School. Before joining the LL.M. program at the Yale Law School, he worked as a Staff at the Office of the Legal Advisor to the Office of the President of the State of Eritrea (August 2006 - August 2009). His work there involved responsibility of states for internationally wrongful acts for violations of international law including human rights and humanitarian law. In May 2008, Isaias appeared before the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission final Damages Hearing at the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. While at the Yale Law School he participated in the Yale Legal Assistance Project for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia (ECCC Project) and the Genocide, Mass Atrocities and the Law run by Lowenstein Human Rights Project supported by the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights.

Kiki Anastasia Japutra
FICHL Fellow
September 2010 – August 2013

Kiki Anastasia Japutra has a Master’s degree in Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Oslo, Norway, and a Bachelor's degree in International Governance from the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan. She currently serves as Assistant to the Co-ordinator of the ICC Legal Tools Project of the International Criminal Court, as Junior Executive Officer for the Oslo Coalition for Freedom of Religion or Belief of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, and as member of the editorial board for the Indonesian Institute of Migrant Rights. In 2013, she co-founded Norges Menneskerettighetsblogg, the first independent human rights blog in Norway, and has been serving as its Editor ever since. Kiki specialises in international criminal and humanitarian law, with special expertise in the East and South East Asian region.

Aleksandra Sidorenko
FICHL Fellow
November 2010 – June 2013

Aleksandra Sidorenko holds a law degree from the American University of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan) and master degrees in Information and Communication Technologies Law and in Public International Law (University of Oslo). She is working for the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the ICLHR. She has working experience from a law firm and several development projects in Kyrgyzstan. While studying in Norway, she has done research in legal information retrieval, and prepared several publications and worked as a Research Assistant at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights of the University of Oslo.

Audrey Wong
FICHL Fellow
June 2010 – July 2012

Audrey Wong graduated with a degree in law from the National University of Singapore (NUS). As part of her studies, she spent a year at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., where she interned at the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project. She also founded and was president of the Criminal Justice Club in NUS. She interned at aidha, a social enterprise dedicated to enriching the lives of migrant women through financial education. As assistant programme coordinator at the Student Christian Movement (Singapore), she is also working on setting up a rape crisis centre in Singapore and documenting the occupational hazards of sex workers in Singapore's red-light district.

Alf Butenschøn Skre
FICHL Fellow
June 2009 – December 2010

Alf Butenschøn Skre holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Oslo, specializing in International Relations and Middle East Studies (including a semester abroad at the American University in Cairo). He is currently pursuing a law degree at the University in Oslo. During his studies, Alf has worked at Doctors Without Borders and as editorial manager of the student's publication Argument. He plays a central role in the publication programme of the FICHL.

Erlend des Bouvrie
FICHL Law Clerk
March 2008 – September 2010

Linda Hafstad
Intern
July 2006 – January 2009

Benedicte Malling
FICHL Law Clerk
February 2007 – September 2009

Maria Victoria Perotti
Intern
October 2006 – June 2007

  

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