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Marina Aksenova

Marina Aksenova is a CILRAP Research Fellow and Professor of Comparative and International Criminal Law at IE University, Madrid. She is the Director of the Art and International Justice Initiative. She is also Global Research Fellow at iCourts (Centre of Excellence for International Courts) at the University of Copenhagen. She previously held positions as a postdoctoral research fellow at iCourts and a junior core research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study of the Central European University, Budapest. She holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute, Florence, an M.Sc. from the University of Oxford and an LL.M. from the University of Amsterdam. Her Ph.D. thesis ‘Complicity in International Criminal Law’ was awarded the Mauro Cappelletti Prize and was published with Hart in 2016.

Professor Aksenova’s research focuses on the intersection of criminal law, international law, philosophy, sociology and art. She is currently investigating the role of art in promoting the goal of reconciliation in international criminal law. She has worked in the arbitration department of White & Case LLP, Trial Chamber at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and defence teams at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Some publications of Marina Aksenova:

Breaking the Cycle of Mass Atrocities: Criminological and Socio-Legal Approaches to International Criminal Law, Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2019 (forthcoming) (co-editor with Elies van Sliedregt and Stephan Parmentier).

“Reinventing or Rediscovering International Law? The Russian Constitutional Court’s Uneasy Dialogue with the European Court of Human Rights”, in International Journal of Constitutional Law, 2018 (forthcoming) (co-author with Iryna Marchuk).

The ICC Involvement in Colombia: Walking the Fine Line Between Peace and Justice”, in Morten Bergsmo and Carsten Stahn (editors), “Quality Control in Preliminary Examination: Volume 1”, Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, Brussels, 2018, pp. 257-282.

Of Victims and Villains in the Fight Against International Terrorism”, in European Journal of Legal Studies (2017), 10(1), pp. 17-38.

“The Chagos Islands Award: Exploring the Renewed Role of the Law of the Sea in the Post-Colonial Context”, in Wisconsin International Law Journal (2017), 35(1), pp. 1-38 (co-author with Ciaran Burke).

“Human Rights at the International Criminal Court: Testing the Limits of Judicial Discretion”, in Nordic Journal of International Law (2017), 86, pp. 1-23.

“Symbolism as a Constraint on International Criminal Law”, in Leiden Journal of International Law (2017), 30(2), pp. 475-499.

“The Role of International Criminal Tribunals in Shaping the Historical Accounts of Genocide” in U. Belavusau and A. Gliszczyńska-Grabias (editors), “Law and Memory: Towards Legal Governance of History”, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2017, pp. 29-47.

Complicity in International Criminal Law, Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2016, 344 pp.

“The Specific Direction Requirement for Aiding and Abetting: A Call for Revisiting Comparative Criminal Law”, in Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (2015), 4(1), pp. 88-107.

“Conceptualizing Terrorism: International Offence or Domestic Governance Tool?”, in Journal of Conflict and Security Law (2015), 20(2), pp. 277-299.

“The Modes of Liability at the ICC: The Labels that Don’t Always Stick”, in International Criminal Law Review (2015), 15, pp. 629-664.

Returning to Complicity for Core International Crimes”, in FICHL Policy Brief Series, No. 17 (2014), Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, Brussels, 2014.

Non-Criminal Justice Fact-Work in the Age of Accountability”, in Morten Bergsmo (editor), “Quality Control in Fact-Finding”, Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, Florence, 2013, pp. 1-34 (co-author with Morten Bergsmo).


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