Editorial Board


Damarie Kalonzo

This is the second year I have served on the Leeds Student Law and Criminal Justice Review Editorial Board. It has been my privilege to come back as Co- Managing Editor of this Issue.  As a former LL.B (2018) and LL.M International Human Rights (Distinction 2019) student, I am continuously impressed by the quality of critical scholarship our undergraduate and postgraduate students produce. I am now in my third year of PhD study at the School of Law finalizing my research on the legacy of colonial welfare in Kenya and its impact on caring for children with disabilities today. With my research I hope to make the case for a more intersectional and holistic approach to disability rights implementation in Kenya and other formerly colonized states. I am an avid member of the law school community having taught on the Researching Law and Constitutional and Administrative Law Modules. I am passionate human rights in the majority world and have worked with Amnesty International Kenya in the past and now work part time with Rights and Security International.

Nina Herzog

I am a third-year PhD candidate and Module Assistant at the School of Law, University of Leeds. Before embarking on my PhD journey, I completed an LLM in International Law at the University of Leeds and I also hold a BA in Political Science and Public Law from the University of Greifswald (Germany). My doctoral research explores the need for an effective ne bis in idem protection at the International Criminal Court (ICC). The aim of the project is to critically analyse the effectiveness of the current protection of defendants before the ICC against being tried twice for the same, and to propose concrete recommendations on balancing human rights and jurisdictional competence. Having previously served as Deputy Managing Editor of the Leeds Student Law and Criminal Justice Review, it is an honour to return as Co-Managing Editor of this year’s issue. 

Nur Mokhtar

I am a second-year PhD candidate at the School of Law, University of Leeds. My research focuses on the various prosecution roles in money laundering investigations and trials in Malaysia. I graduated with a law degree from the International Islamic University, Malaysia in 2004. I completed a nine-month Malaysian Bar training to be qualified as an Advocate and Solicitor in the High Court of Malaya in Malaysia. I earned a Distinction upon completing my LL.M in Advocacy Skills at Nottingham Trent University in 2014. The course was created specifically for selected Malaysian legal officers working at the Attorney-General’s Chamber Office, Malaysia and was entirely supported by the Malaysian government. With a professional background and 16 years of working experience in both legal and judicial service, I am passionate about adapting the transition from a legal practitioner to a critical researcher, which may benefit my organisation and the Malaysian government in the future. 

Rebecca Fox

I’m currently in the second year of my PhD, enrolled under a White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership scholarship and based in the Centre for Criminal Justice in the School of Law. Before starting my PhD in 2021, I completed an undergraduate law degree at Cardiff University and the Criminal Law and Criminal Justice LLM and Social Research MA at the University of Leeds. My research explores how vulnerability is understood, identified and managed by neighbourhood policing teams. Specifically, it focuses on how the protection of vulnerable minority groups is operating as a contemporary policing priority at the community level. I hope that my research will reveal valuable information about the modern configuration of the public police service and how it may be delivered in a way which best protects the members of society who are most at risk of harm.  

Valeria Caroli

I am a second year PhD student at the School of Law and member of the Center for Criminal Justice Studies. Before starting my PhD, I completed an LLB in European Law at the University of Maastricht (NL), an LLM in International and Transnational Criminal Law at the University of Amsterdam and an LLM in Qualifying Law at Liverpool John Moores University. My research interests include, but are not limited to, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law and international forced migration studies. My research project focuses on the development of effective protection frameworks for stateless refugees under international law and accountability framework for international crimes committed against them under international criminal law. With my research, I would like to shed light on the struggles of a minority of people of forced migration and raise awareness about the negative impacts of statelessness. 

Maria-Anda Busuioc

I am a first year PhD student at the School of Law. This is a continuation of my time at Leeds, having completed both my LLB (Hons) and my LLM (Intellectual Property Law) here. My PhD research focuses on the tension between automated copyright enforcement and users’ fundamental rights as exercised when creating, uploading, and sharing content on social platforms. My research is funded by AHRC through the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH). My general research interests also include blockchain and the music industry, trademark law, and online freedom of expression.