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Ebba Lekvall

Graduate Teaching Assistant
School of Law
Postgraduate Research Student
School of Law
 Ebba Lekvall

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Biography

Ebba Lekvall is a PhD Candidate at the School of Law, focusing her research on international standards of reparation in contexts of mass violations and transitional justice. She also works as a research assistant on various projects, particularly relating to reparation, and as a graduate teaching assistant for LW104, criminal law. After finishing her LLM at Essex in 2014, Ebba worked as an international research fellow and EU policy expert at a local think tank in Pristina, Kosovo, and as a case officer/refugee status determination officer at the Swedish Migration Agency, interviewing asylum seekers and writing decisions on asylum applications. She has also worked in the Trial Chamber of the ICTY, where she assisted the Chamber in the writing of the judgment in the Stanisic and Zupljanin case and in the pre-trial phase of the Hadzic case. Ebba also spent some time at the ICC, working in the Office of the Prosecutor, Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division, Situation Analysis Section, where she analyzed issues of jurisdiction and monitoring of situations before the Court. During her LLM, Ebba was a researcher at the Human Rights Centre Clinic, focusing on reparations, and worked for the Essex Transitional Justice Network. Ebba also has a strong interest in Burma. After finishing her BA at the American University of Paris, she worked for a Burmese women's organization in Thailand. During her time at Oxford she founded, and for two years led, the Oxford Burma Alliance, a student organization dedicated to raising awareness about democracy and human rights issues in Burma. SELECT PUBLICATIONS: - Intent in Investigation and Prosecution in Scandinavia of International Crimes, Mark Klamberg (ed.), Scandinavian Studies in Law 2020, vol. 66. Co-authored with Dr. Dennis Martinsson (forthcoming) - Uppsåt in Lagföring i Sverige av internationella brott, Mark Klamberg (ed.), Stockholm: Jure, 2019. Co-authored with Dr. Dennis Martinsson (forthcoming) - The Limits of the Law: Putting Reparations into Practice, with Luke Moffett, Cheryl Lawther & Sunneva Gilmore, EJIL Talk: http://www.ejiltalk.org/the-limits-of-the-law-putting-reparations-into-practice/ - In (Limited) Defence of the Al Mahdi ICC Case, with Tara Van Ho & Carrie Comer, Justice Hub, October 2016: https://justicehub.org/article/in-limited-defence-of-the-icc-in-the-al-mahdi-case/. - Domstolen kan bidra till försoning [Eng: The Tribunal Can Contribute to Reconciliation], rebuttal with Tara Van Ho, Dagens Nyheter (Swedish newspaper), April 2016: https://www.dn.se/debatt/repliker/domstolen-kan-bidra-till-forsoning/ - Women The Ignored Perpetrators of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Essex Human Rights Centre Blog, August 2014 - The (In)Adequacies of Protection of Male Victims of Sexual Violence in International Law, Essex Human Rights Centre Blog, July 2014 - What about the Men? The Silence on Male Victims of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Essex Human Rights Centre Blog, July 2014 SELECT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS: - Reparation in Transitional Justice: Challenges to the Implementation of International Standards of Reparation Redressing Mass Violations of International Human Rights Law, Socio Legal Studies Association, University of Leeds, April 2019 - Reparation in Times of Transition: Challenges to the Implementation of International Standards of Reparation Redressing Mass Violations of International Human Rights Law, Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI), University of Edinburgh, September 2018 - Command Responsibility in International Law from Nuremberg to the UN Tribunals and the International Criminal Court, ICCSN Conference, August 2013, The Hague

Qualifications

  • LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law University of Essex (2014)

  • LLB (BA in Jurisprudence) University of Oxford (2013)

  • BA in International and Comparative Politics, with a minor in International Law The American University of Paris (2010)

Research and professional activities

Thesis

Operationalizing reparations: challenges of applying international standards to domestic reparations programmes in contexts of mass violations and transitional justice (working title)

My thesis investigates the content and scope of international standards of reparation and the extent to which these pose legitimate challenges to States providing reparation through domestic reparations programmes in contexts of mass violations and transitional justice.

Supervisor: Professor Clara Sandoval , Professor Sabine Michalowski

Research interests

Transitional Justice

Reparations

International Criminal Law

Sexual Violence in Conflict

International Human Rights Law

International Humanitarian Law

Contact

ebba.lekvall@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

Academic support hours: Tuesdays 14-15:00 (term time), 4SB.4.7