2020 applicants

Miracle Chinwenmeri Uche

GTA (Blended Learning)
Human Resources - Organisational Development
Graduate Teaching Assistant
School of Law
Postgraduate Research Student
School of Law
 Miracle Chinwenmeri Uche


Ask me about
  • International Criminal Law
  • Victims in International Criminal Justice process
  • Refugees' Integration
  • Victim-Oriented Complementarity


Ms. Miracle Chinwenmeri Uche is a Doctoral candidate at the School of Law, University of Essex and the founder and board chairperson of Stichting Unity in Diversity in The Netherlands. Her doctoral research aims at answering the question as to whether a new approach to the interpretation and operationalization of the principle of complementarity can more effectively aid the ICC in delivering victim-oriented justice to victims of international crimes. With her thesis, Miracle hopes to propose a better complementarity framework that ensures better justice for victims of international crimes. Before commencing her Program at the University of Essex, Miracle worked on refugees and communities integration in The Netherlands. She has also pioneered several humanitarian projects in Europe and Nigeria. Between 2015 and 2017, She worked as an intern with the prosecution division and the legal representatives for victims at the International Criminal Court and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon respectively. Miracle holds an LLB from Girne American University Cyprus, an LLM from Leiden University in The Netherlands, a Diploma and a certificate in international human rights studies from Abo Akademi University, Finland and Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania, respectively. Miracle particularly enjoys organizing moot court competitions or coaching mooting teams. Conference Presentations: 25/03/2019 Complementarity and Victims Justice at the ICC: Beyond the Rhetoric? Presented at China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China. 17/06/2019 To Be, Or Not to be: That Is the Quandary of Victims Before the International Criminal Court Presented at The 3rd Postgraduate Conference on International law (University of Liverpool) United Kingdom. 28/11/2019 The International Criminal Court and Alternative Jurisdictions: An Analysis of Capacity vis a vis a victim-centered reparations. To be presented at the SAIFAC Conference: International Law and Justice for Victims of the Gross Human Rights Violation of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Johannesburg, South Africa.


  • LLB (Laws) Girne American University (2014)

  • LLM (Public International Law) Leiden University (2016)

  • Diploma in International Human Rights Law Abo Akademi University (2017)

Research and professional activities


The Reconceptualization of the Principle of Complementarity: In the Interest of Justice for Victims

My thesis will explore the conception of “complementarity” for the purpose of the establishment of an international criminal court (ICC) in order to determine the validity of foundations upon which justice for victims of international crimes was built at this court. It will analyze the impact the principle has had on the type of justice delivered to such victims and the potential that a reconceptualization of this cornerstone principle possesses for the provision of meaningful victims' justice.

Supervisor: Dr Clotilde Pegorier

Research interests

International criminal law, transitional justice and refugee studies

I love to research on everything about victims, their participation in international criminal processes at the international or national level, capacity building of states to prosecute international crimes, innovative reparations for victims, transitional justice and refugees' integration.




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