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ICD Briefs 2013

ICD Brief 1 – The Definition of the Crime of Aggression and its Relevance for Contemporary Armed Conflict, June 2013

About the Author:

Anouk Boas is a postgraduate student in the International Peace and Security programme at King's College London. She graduated with honours from Amsterdam University College in June 2013 with a  focus on international law and international relations. Besides her studies, she has been an editor at the Amsterdam Law Forum and is currently an intern at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation in London. 


ICD Brief 2 – The State or Organisational Policy Requirement within the Definition of Crimes Against Humanity in the Rome Statute: An Appraisal of the Emerging Jurisprudence and the Implementation Practice by ICC States Parties, October 2013

About the Author:

Mathias Holvoet  is a PhD-Researcher in International Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Research Group Fundamental Rights and Constitutionalism (FRC) and currently a Visiting Researcher at the Institute for International Peace and Security Law, University of Cologne. His PhD-project is researching the State or organizational policy requirement in the definition of crimes against humanity in the ICC Statute. This research has been funded by the Interuniversity Attraction Poles Programme initiated by the Belgian Science Policy Office, more specifically the IAP “The Global Challenge of Human Rights Integration: Towards a Users’ Perspective”.


ICD Brief 3 – The Phenomenon of “Baby Factories” in Nigeria as a New Trend in Human Trafficking, October 2013

About the Author:

Svetlana S. Huntley is an Independent Legal Researcher, with an academic and professional background in human rights issues. Education: Juris Doctor, 2005, Department of Economics and Law, Moscow State Linguistic University; LL.M. in International Legal Studies, 2011, Georgetown University Law Center. In the course of her professional career Ms. Huntley completed several research projects related to human rights and child protection issues. Among them are two analytical surveys prepared for the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, several articles published in Russian legal journals, and a report on “Russian Legislation on the Protection of Children Against Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation” prepared during her research fellowship at the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.