Jessica Almqvist

Jessica Almqvist, Senior Research Fellow at the Elcano Royal Institute and Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Lund
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Jessica Almqvist is Senior Research Fellow at the Elcano Royal Institute and Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lund and Director of the Programme on International Human Rights Law at the same University.

She was Senior Lecturer of Public International Law and International Relations at the Law Faculty of the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) where she has worked since 2010. Previously, she has held research positions at the NYU Center for International Cooperation in New York (Project on International Courts and Tribunals), the Foundation for International and External Dialogue – FRIDE (2004/06) in Madrid and the Center for Political and Constitutional Studies (2006/09), also in Madrid, and researcher at the UAM (2010/15).

She has a law degree (LL.B. and LL.M) from Lund University (1993). She obtained her Ph.D. title in law in 2002 at the European University Institute in Florence with a dissertation on human rights, cultural diversity and the rule of law. She has a Diploma for Graduate Study of Political Science at UC Berkeley (1993/94) and has been visiting fellow at Columbia Law School (1998/99).

Research areas: expert in international law with a special focus on human rights, collective security, and global justice. Her research focuses on topics at the intersection of law and politics such as the global fight against terrorism, transitional justice, recognition of states and governments, international criminal justice, and judicial governance in times of cultural diversity.

Selected publications: She is the author of Human Rights, Culture and the Rule of Law (Hart, 2005) and has co-edited The Role of Courts in Transitional Justice: Voices from Latin America and Spain (Routledge, 2011) as well as the Consejo de Derechos Humanos: Oportunidades y Desafíos (Cuadernos Deusto de Derechos Humanos, 2006). She has published an extensive number of articles and book chapters on international judicial independence (Leiden Journal of International Law, 2015), responsibility to protect (International Journal of Human Rights, 2015), victims of terrorism (in Protecting Vulnerable Groups. The European Human Rights Framework, Hart 2015), universal jurisdiction (International Community Law Review, 2013), human rights (Oxford Bibliographies Online: International Law, OUP, 2011), counter-terrorism sanctions (International & Comparative Law Quarterly, 2008), and the impact of cultural diversity on international criminal justice (Journal of International Criminal Justice, 2006). She has also contributed with policy and working papers, e.g. Kosovo, the Politics of Recognition and International Law (Working Paper n° 14/2009, Elcano Royal Institute) and Facing the Victims in the Global Fight against Terrorism (Working Paper n° 18/2006, FRIDE).

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