Kristin Hausler is the Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director of the Centre for 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. Her most recent projects focused on cultural heritage and education , in particular in situations of conflicts.
She is also a member of the Participation in Global Cultural Heritage Governance Committee of the International Law Association. Some of her most recent publications on cultural heritage include an edited volume on cultural heritage in the EU (BRILL, 2019) and a study on cultural heritage protection and non-state armed groups (Geneva Call 2018), as well as an article on the potential role of Brexit for cultural heritage in the UK (Institute of Art & Law), among many others.
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 in Vancouver on the 'Journey Home ', a restitution project developed in cooperation with Indigenous communities.
Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director, Centre for International Law
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