Monday, July 19, 2010

Guest Blogger: Rebecca Young

It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Rebecca Young (left) as today's guest blogger.
Rebecca is currently an Associate Legal Adviser within the Presidency of the International Criminal Court. She has previously interned with South Africa’s Legal Resources Centre.
She completed her Honours Bachelor of Laws at the University of Adelaide in 2006, and was awarded the RBS Scots-Australian Council Postgraduate Council Scholarship to complete her Masters of International Law at the University of Edinburgh in 2009. At Edinburgh she was awarded both the T.B. Smith Prize for the most distinguished LL.M. Scholar and the W.A. Wilson Prize for the best dissertation in international law.
In her guest post below, Rebecca outlines her article, just published in the International Criminal Law Review, on victim groups and genocide (It's an issue on which IntLawGrrl Beth Van Schaack's also written, here, as well as yours truly, here.) Rebecca's work in international criminal law and international human rights law also has appeared in the Australian International Law Journal and the Edinburgh Student Law Review.
Rebecca reports that her passion for international law was inspired by her participation, while still an undergraduate, in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, about which another onetime participant, IntLawGrrl Kathleen A. Doty, also has posted.

Heartfelt welcome!

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