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Ana Martin, (PhD Researcher)

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Biography

Ana Martin is an international lawyer, currently conducting PhD research at Transitional Justice Institute (Ulster University, UK). Ana investigages the potential benefits of integrating an intersectional (human rights-based) approach to discrimination to the gender analysis of international crimes to improve access to justice for victims. Ana has worked as a legal officer for ECPAT International, an organization that combats the sexual exploitation of children; and has been a consultant for Amnesty International (Spain) dealing with transitional justice issues. She holds a bachelor degree in Spanish and French law, a LLM in International Humanitarian Law (Geneva Academy), and a MSc in International Crimes in Criminology (Vrije University, Amsterdam).
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Research Interests

Currently investigating the interrelationship between international criminal law (ICL) and human rights law (IHRL) dealing with gender-based violence. My project researches the intersection of gender and other forms of discrimination as key to operationalize the analysis of sexual and gender-based crimes. It entails bringing the approach of compounded discrimination of international human rights law (IHRL) courts and mechanisms into the gender analysis of international criminal law (ICL). As intersectionality sheds light on the causes and harms of gender-based crimes, hence, it improves the articulation of charges and enables access to justice for victims, without discrimination. On the whole, the approach brings the necessary consistency between ICL and IHRL in interpreting gender-based violence in terms of gender-based discrimination.

Participation in Conferences: Thinking Gender Justice, University College Dublin, Centre for Gender Feminisms & Sexualities (22-24 May 2018); The Notion of Change in International Law and Human Rights, University of Liverpool (March 26-27, 2018). 

 

Keywords

  • KZ Law of Nations
  • International Criminal Law
  • Human Rights
  • Gender
  • Discrimination
  • Intersectionality

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