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Kristin Hausler

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Kristin Hausler is an Associate Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law. Since joining the Institute in 2007, she has developed and led several human rights projects advising governments, international organisations and non-governmental organisations. One of her projects led to the publication of a handbook on the protection of education, which is now being updated every year. Recently, she worked on reports regarding climate change, reparations, and disaster response. At present, she is leading a project on human rights and the rule of law in Turkey. At the Institute, Kristin is also involved in training and in the organisation of events.

Her expertise lies primarily in international human rights law. She is also a member of the Cultural Heritage Committee of the International Law Association, for which she co-authored a report on the import and export of cultural objects which has now been published in a handbook on cultural heritage. In this area, she also recently published a chapter on the protection of cultural heritage in armed conflict for the War Report and wrote another one on collective cultural rights.

Kristin holds a Bachelor and Master of Law from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), where she wrote on the use of force by states, and an LL.M. from the University of British Columbia (Canada), where her thesis was on the resolution of cultural heritage disputes. Kristin has a background in the cultural sector, having worked in museums and studied modern and contemporary art at Christie's in New York. Before joining the Institute, she worked for several years in Vancouver on the 'Journey Home', a field project developed with various Indigenous communities, which has been the object of a chapter in a publication focused on repatriation.


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