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Kristin Hausler

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Kristin Hausler is the Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law. Since joining the Institute in 2007, she has developed and led several research projects advising governments, international organisations and non-governmental organisations on international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law. At present, she is also leading a three-year project on cultural rights and cultural heritage.

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 been published in a handbook on cultural heritage. She also published a book chapter on cultural heritage in armed conflicts for the War Report and occasionally lectures on this topic. Her most recent publications on cultural heritage regard the application of international law to non-state armed groups, including a co-authored article, as well as an article on the potential role of Brexit for cultural heritage in the UK.

Kristin holds a Bachelor and Master of Law from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) 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.