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Dr Ebba Lekvall

Lecturer
Essex Law School
Dr Ebba Lekvall
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    +44 (0) 1206 872022

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

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    Academic support hours are by appointment only. If you want to schedule a meeting, please send me an email.

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Biography

Ebba joined Essex Law School and Human Rights Centre in September 2021. She holds a PhD and an LLM in International Human Rights Law, both from University of Essex, a BA in Jurisprudence/LLB (Hons) from University of Oxford, and a BA in International and Comparative Politics from the American University of Paris. Ebba's PhD thesis examined the applicability of existing legal standards of reparation to domestic reparation programmes in transitional justice contexts. Her main research interests and areas of expertise are reparation, transitional justice, international criminal law, as well as international human rights law. Outside of academia, Ebba has experience in the fields of EU policy, refugee law, and international criminal law. Before returning to Essex for her PhD, Ebba worked as an international research fellow and EU policy expert at Group for Legal and Political Studies, a local think tank in Prishtina, 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 as a law clerk in the Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (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 International Criminal Court, working in the Office of the Prosecutor, Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division, Situation Analysis Section.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Essex, (2021)

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

  • BA in Jurisprudence (Hons)/LLB (Hons) University of Oxford, (2013)

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

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer in Law, Law School, University of Essex (15/9/2021 - present)

  • Assistant Lecturer / Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Essex (9/10/2017 - 31/7/2020)

Other academic

  • Lecturer in Law, School of Law, Birmingham City University (1/10/2020 - 14/9/2021)

  • Associate Fellowship, Higher Education Academy (3/7/2019 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Transitional Justice

Open to supervise

Reparation

Key words: Reparation in international human rights, humanitarian and criminal law, and in transitional justice contexts
Open to supervise

International Criminal Law

International Human Rights Law

Conferences and presentations

Legal Standards of Reparation in International Human Rights Law Applicable in Transitional Justice Contexts

Law and Society Global Meeting, 16/7/2022

Regional Human rights Court and Domestic Reparation Programmes: Are Standards of Reparation Changing?

Law and Society Annual Meeting, 27/5/2021

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 Annual Conference, 5/4/2019

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), 6/9/2018

Operationalising Reparations: International Standards for the Implementation of Domestic Reparations Programs Redressing Mass Violations of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Research Students’ Conference, University of Essex, 15/5/2018

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Criminal Law (LW104)

  • Final Year Research Project (LW304)

  • Law of Evidence (LW316)

  • International Human Rights Law: Law and Practice (LW901)

  • Transitional Justice (LW927)

  • Contract Law (LW101)

Publications

Journal articles (3)

Lekvall, E., Apology for historical wrongs: The Sami, the State and the Church of Sweden

Lekvall, E., Crippling Reparation? Legal Standards of Reparation for Victims in International Human Rights Law

Lekvall, E. and Martinsson, D., (2020). The Mens Rea Element of Intent in the Context of International Criminal Trials in Sweden. Scandinavian Studies in Law. 66, 99-130

Book chapters (1)

Lekvall, E. and Martinsson, D., (2020). Uppsåt [Translation: ‘Intent’]. In: Lagföring av internationella brott i Sverige [Translation: Prosecution of International Crimes in Sweden]. Editors: Klamberg, M., . Jure. 9789172237902

Other (6)

Lekvall, E., Changing Standards of Reparation – The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and Domestic Reparation Mechanisms. Juris Poiesis. 24(36)

O'Brien, M., Van Ho, T. and Lekvall, E., (2022).To Address Vaccine Hoarding Do Not Look to International Criminal or Human Rights Law,Opinio Juris

Lekvall, E., (2022).Church of Sweden Apologizes to Sami for Involvement in Colonial Oppression & Past Abuses,Essex Law Research Blog

Lekvall, E., (2021).Sweden indicts business leaders for war crimes in Sudan,Essex Human Rights Centre Blog

Lekvall, E., Moffett, L., Lawther, C. and Gilmore, S., (2019).The Limits of the Law: Putting Reparations into Practice,EJIL Talk

Lekvall, E., Van Ho, T. and Comer, C., (2016).In (Limited) Defence of the Al Mahdi ICC Case,Justice Hub

Contact

ebba.lekvall@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872022

Location:

Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Academic support hours are by appointment only. If you want to schedule a meeting, please send me an email.

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