Alicja Polakiewicz

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Alicja Polakiewicz worked as a research assistant and editor of the PeaceLab blog at the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin, where she contributed to the institute’s work on human rights and democracy and peace and security. She is currently a student at the University of Edinburgh, pursuing an LLM in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice.

Alicja’s main research interests lie at the intersection of international law and racial, gender-based or other forms of discrimination, as well as criminal justice in post-conflict societies.

Alicja holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with a focus in European law from Sciences Po Paris. As part of her undergraduate degree she spent one year at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, where she concentrated on the politics and cultures of Southeast Asia. Her studies have been supported by the German National Academic Foundation.

Alicja also took part in a European voluntary service with Aegis Trust, an international genocide prevention NGO, in London and Kigali and was a student director for STAND, a student-led movement to end mass atrocities. In Singapore, she worked as a research assistant focusing on the historical development of international legal regimes and especially international aviation law.

Languages: English, German, French, Polish

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