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Kristin Hausler

Biography

Kristin Hausler is the Dorset Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for International Law. Since joining the Institute in 2007, she has developed and led several research projects on international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law, areas in which she also provides training at the Institute. Her most recent projects focused on cultural heritage  protection, in particular in situations of conflicts. Currently, she is leading a project on the restitution of cultural objects, which is funded by the Leverhulme Trust, as well as a project analysing the role of intangible cultural heritage in strengthening climate resilience, in cooperation with the Institute of Small and Micro States and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

Kristin has worked as a consultant on cultural heritage, such as to review legislative reform in post-conflict contexts. She has also spoken at events around the world, including at the United Nations, and is regularly invited to teach on cultural heritage, such as at the University of Geneva, the University of Trieste, Leiden University, Georgetown Law School or the University of Florida. She has also provided training on heritage protection, including for armed groups (with Geneva Call) and police officers (with ICCROM and Interpol). She is also a member of the Participation in Global Cultural Heritage Governance Committee   of the International Law Association.

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 project focused on the return of Ancestral remains developed in cooperation with Indigenous communities.

 

Kristin Hausler

Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director, Centre for International Law

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Cultural Heritage

Book

Cultural Heritage in the European Union - A Critical Analysis of Law and Policy, co-edited with Andrzej Jakubowski and Francesca Fiorentini (Brill Nijhoff, 2019)

Reports

  • 'The Role of Multilateral Development Banks in the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage', with Berenika Drazewska (BIICL, 2021)
  • 'Culture under Fire: Armed non-state Actors and Cultural Heritage in Wartime', with Marina Lostal and Pascal Bongard (Geneva Call, October 2018)
  • 'The Human Right to Access and Enjoy Cultural Heritage in the United Kingdom' (Workshop Report 31 May 2018), with Camila Adach, and Anna Khalfaoui

Journal Articles, Chapters in Books and Blog Posts

  • 'Combatting Trafficking in Cultural Objects to Defend Peace and Security', with Andrzej Jakubowski, in Claire Finkelstein, Derek Gillman, and Frederik Rosén (eds) The Preservation of Art and Culture in Times of War (Oxford University Press, forthcoming May 2022)
  • 'The EU Approach to Cultural Heritage in Conflict and Crisis: An Elephant in the Room?', Santander Art and Culture Law Review 2/2021 (7): 193-202
  • 'Les musées nationaux du Royaume-Uni face aux demandes de restitution, ou l'exception qui confirme la règle', in Clementine Bories et al, Demandes de restitution et avenir des collections muséales (Mare Martin, February 2022)
  • 'The Role of Armed Non-State Actors in Safeguarding Cultural Heritage: Beyond Legal Obligations?', with Pascal Bongard, in Emma Cunliffe and Paul Fox (eds.), Safeguarding Cultural Property and the 1954 Hague Convention - All Possible Steps (Heritage Matters: Boydell Press, January 2022)
  • 'Cultural Heritage and European Identity in European Union Law and Policy', with Francesca Fiorentini and Andrzej Jakubowski, in Eva Stegmeijer and Loes Veldpaus (eds) A Research Agenda for Heritage Planning (Edward Elgar, 2021)
  • 'Non-State Actors and Cultural Heritage Law', in Francesco Francioni and Ana Filipa Vrdoljak (eds) The Oxford Handbook of International Cultural Heritage Law (Oxford University Press, 2020)
  • 'The UN Security Council, the Human Rights Council, and the Protection of Cultural Heritage: A Matter of Peace and Security, Human Rights, or Both?' in Anne-Marie Carstens and Elizabeth Warner (eds) Intersections in International Cultural Heritage Law (Oxford University Press, 2020)
  • 'The European Union and the 2018 Year of Cultural Heritage: Diego Marani talks to Kristin Hausler', Santander Art and Cultural Law Review 4/2018, Issue No: 2, 15-18.
  • '20 Years of the Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in Armed Conflict: Have All the Gaps Been Filled?', with Marina Lostal and Pascal Bongard), EJIL: Talk! (29 May 2019)
  • 'Cultural Heritage within the European Union's External Relations: More than a Policy Objective?' in Cultural Heritage in the European Union - A Critical Analysis of Law and Policy, Andrzej Jakubowski, Kristin Hausler and Franesca Fiorentini (eds) (Brill Nijhoff, 2019)
  • 'Cultural Heritage at the Security Council: Why Resolution 2347 Matters?', 31 May 2018, QIL.
  • 'FAQ: Cultural Heritage post-Brexit', Frequently Asked Questions Factsheet, BIICL, January 2018  
  • 'Armed Non-State Actors and Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflict', with Marina Lostal and Pascal Bongard, International Journal of Cultural Property (2017) 24:407-427.
  • 'Outside the Debate? The Potential Impact of Brexit for Cultural Heritage in the UK', with Richard Mackenzie-Gray Scott, in Art Antiquity and Law, Volume XXII, Issue 2, July 2017, pp. 101- 117
  • Co-editor of 'Directive 2014/60/EU and the Movement of Cultural Objects in the European Union' (2016) Santander Art and Cultural Law Review 2(2), with Francesca Fiorentini, Alicja Jagielska-Burduk, and Andrzej Jakubowski (co-eds), and 'Editorial' (2016) Santander Art and Cultural Law Review 2(2), pp. 9-20
  • 'Some Justice for Timbuktu', Lawyer Issue, 5 October 2016
  • 'A landmark case for the ICC', Global Legal Post, 4 October 2016
  • Protection of Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflicts: Interview and Follow-up questions (Professional in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP), 16 September and 16 October 2016
  • 'Collective Cultural Rights within the Inter-American Human Rights System', in Andrzej Jakubowski (ed), Collective Cultural Rights (Brill, 2016.
  • 'Culture Under Attack - The Destruction of Cultural Heritage by non-State Armed Groups', Santander Art and Culture Law Review 2/2015 (1): 117-146
  • 'The Protection of Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflict', in Stuart Casey-Maslen (ed), War Report 2013 (Oxford University Press, 2014)
  • 'Import and Export of Cultural Material in the United Kingdom', with Kevin Chamberlain, in James Nafziger et al, Handbook on the Law of Cultural Heritage and International Trade (Edward Elgar, 2014)
  • 'Presumption of Innocence and the Marion True Case', The Art Newspaper, No 215, July/August 2010
  • 'The Journey Home: A Case Study in Proactive Repatriation', with Susan Rowley, in Mille Gabriel and Jens Dahl (eds) 'UTIMUT - Past Heritage - Future Partnerships' (International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, 2008)

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, and Climate Change

Book

  • Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict - an International Law Handbook (Second Edition), co-authored with Nicole Urban, Robert McCorquodale and Siobhan Smith (BIICL/EAA, January 2020)
  • Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict - an International Law Handbook, co- authored with Nicole Urban and Robert McCorquodale (BIICL/EAA, September 2012)

Reports

Journal Articles, Chapters in Books and Blog Posts

  • 'Indigenous Communities: from Victims to Actors of Disaster Management', in Flavia Zorzi Giustiniani et al. (eds), Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Disasters (Routledge, 2018)
  • 'Challenges ahead for Turkey and its citizens', Legal Action Group, October 2016 issue
  • 'Refugees and asylum seekers from conflict-affected States', in Annyssa Bellal (ed), War Report 2014 (Oxford University Press, 2015)
  • 'Attacks on Schools: What about International Law?', with Robert McCorquodale, Opinio Juris (13 August 2014).'Pre-trial Detention and Human Rights in the Commonwealth: Any lessons from Civil Law Systems?', with R McCorquodale, Journal of Human Rights in the Commonwealth, Vol 2 (1), 2014
  • 'Indigenous Perspectives in the Courtroom', International Journal of Human Rights, Vol 16 (1), January 2012
  • 'Climate Change and its Impact on Security and Survival', with Robert McCorquodale, Commonwealth Law Bulletin, Vol 37 (4), December 2011
  • 'Caucuses in the Caucasus: The Application of the Right of Self-Determination', with Robert McCorquodale, in C Waters and J Green (eds) 'Conflict in the Caucasus: Implications for International Legal Order' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
  • 'Reparations for Indigenous Peoples - A Book Review', International & Comparative Law Quarterly, April 2010

Short Articles for the Bulletin of International Legal Developments (BILD)

  • 'The New Bolivian Constitution', 2009 Issue 4.
  • 'ECHR - Cartoonist's conviction for complicity in condoning terrorism upheld - Leroy v France', 2008 Issue 21.
  • 'UNITED KINGDOM - Human Rights Committee's Report Supports the Adoption of a Bill of Rights', 2008 Issue 15.
  • 'NEW ZEALAND - Negotiating Indigenous Land Claims under the Treaty of Waitangi', 2008 Issue 12. 'CANADA - BC Supreme Court Rules in Favour of Safe Injection Site', 2008 Issue 11.
  • 'UNITED STATES - US Probe into Oil-for-Food Kickbacks', 2008 Issue 9.
  • 'CHILE - Adoption of ILO 169 on Indigenous Rights', 2008 Issue 6.
  • 'ECtHR - Saadi v Italy', 2008 Issue 6.
  • 'DUBAI - New Arbitration Centre', 2008 Issue 5.
  • 'TURKEY - Parliament Approves Headscarf Reform', 2008 Issue 4. 'ICJ - Peru Institutes Proceedings against Chile', 2008 Issue 3.
  • 'UNITED STATES - Appeals Court Dismisses Former Guantanamo Detainees Lawsuit - Rasul v Myers', 2008 Issue 3.
  • 'CANADA - Landmark Decision in Indigenous Land Claim Dispute', 2008 Issue 2. 'ASEAN Charter Agreed by Member States', 2007 Issue 23.
  • 'UNITED STATES - Corporate Liability under the Alien Tort Claims Act', 2007 Issue 21.
  • 'COUNCIL OF EUROPE - Committee of Ministers Adopts New Texts on Freedom of Expression, 2007 Issue 19.
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