Parisa Zangeneh

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PhD Research Topic:  Statehood at the International Criminal Court (working title)

Supervisor: Ray Murphy

Academic Background: McGill University, BA; University of Edinburgh, LLB; SOAS, University of London, LLM; Bar admission, D.C.

Research Interests: Interested in international criminal law, human rights law, public law, and criminal law.

Conferences and presentations: "The Jurisprudential Treatment of Sexual Violence against Males in International Criminal Law", University of Ulster, May 2015, Presentation at Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender Symposium

Relevant Experience: Consultant, Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide; Technical Consultant, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission; Tutor, International Law and Public Law of the UK and Scotland, University of Edinburgh; Legal Intern, Chambers, International Criminal Court, Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Special Court for Sierra Leone, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; Legal Intern, Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales; Intern, United States Senate

Scholarships and Awards: Hardiman Scholarship, NUIG; Philip Barry Prize, Criminology, University of Edinburgh


·       “Yesterday’s Ntaganda Judgment and Sexual and Gender-based Violence Committed against Men and Boys”, IntLawGrrls, Jul. 9, 2019.

·       “Can International Institutions Stop a U.S.-Iran War?”, LobeLog, Jun. 25, 2019.

·       “The number of convictions at the ICC – a fair performance indicator?”, IntLawGrrls, Apr. 25, 2019.

·       “The ICC’s Afghanistan Decision and the Interests of Justice”, IntLawGrrls, Apr. 19, 2019.

·       “The Arms Trade and the US-Iran Standoff – a Lucrative Deal for the US, Saudi Arabia, and other Regional Allies?”, IntlLawGrrls, May 13, 2018.

·       “Croatia v. Serbia: Genocide and the Dolus Specialis Question”, IntLawGrrls, February 3, 2015.

·       “The Gloves Came Off: Torture and the United States after 9/11”, International Human Rights Law Review, May 2013.

·       “The Ntaganda Case, Prosecutorial Discretion at the ICC, and the Recognition of Sexual Violence against Males”, IntLawGrrls, November 25, 2014.

·       “People’s Justice: Addressing the 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran”, EJIL (European Journal of International Law) Talk! Blog, October 2, 2012.

·       "Nuclear Politics, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Iranian People," Iran Analysis Quarterly, 2006.