WUN International and Comparative Criminal Justice Network (ICCJnet) Fellowship for 2010 Awarded to Dr Ilaria Bottigliero

We are pleased to announce that the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) International and Comparative Criminal Justice Network (ICCJnet) Fellowship for 2010 has been awarded to Dr Ilaria Bottigliero.

She will take up her six weeks visit in May and June 2010. Her visit will be jointly hosted by the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Leeds and the Centre for Criminological Research at Sheffield University. During her Fellowship Dr Bottigliero will work with colleagues at both host institutions and help develop the ICCJnet in her chosen field.

Dr. Ilaria Bottigliero is Senior Researcher at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO). Prior to joining IDLO, she was Lecturer and Researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund, Sweden, and at the Lund University Faculty of Law, where she taught ‘humanitarian law’ as well as a number of international law courses. Dr. Bottigliero was also Lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, teaching ‘International Humanitarian Law’, ‘Public International Law’ and ‘Gender, Law and Politics’. She is the author of Redress for Victims of Crimes under International Law (Martinus Nijhoff, 2004), as well as of several scholarly publications on victims’ rights, international criminal justice and gender issues, among others.

Dr. Bottigliero has lectured extensively in Europe and Asia on victims’ and women’s rights in international criminal justice, to Government officials, members of the judiciary, academics and representatives of civil society, including in Bangladesh, China (PRC), Georgia, Indonesia, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Moldova, Mongolia, Japan, Singapore and Thailand.

The aim of the research is to review critically the International Criminal Court’s recent progress and achievements in victims’ access, participation and reparations, seven years after the Rome Treaty’s entry into force. This will be done by examining not only the strictly procedural aspects of reparation mechanisms, but also broader issues such as the role of victims and survivors of major human rights violations in international judicial processes, the place of judicial and quasi-judicial redress mechanisms in modern restorative justice and victimology theories, as well as the value of victims’ redress in countries engaged in peace-building and reconciliation efforts.

Further information on her visit will be posted on the website nearer the event.