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Magda Pacholska

Magdalena Pacholska

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Human Rights Under Pressure - Ethics, Law and Politics

PhD Candidate

Field of Research: the International Complicity Regime

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Magda is a doctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Human Rights under Pressure Joint Doctoral program). Prior to starting her doctorate, she completed International Criminal Law LL.M. (Columbia Law School & Universiteit van Amsterdam), First Degree in Law at the University of Warsaw, and MA in National Security at the National Defense University of Warsaw. In between her studies, she lived in four continents, where she worked as an intern or trainee at the UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in Arusha, Europol in The Hague, Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, and United State Senate in Washington, DC. Magda’s main research interests include international humanitarian law, and international responsibility regimes. She regularly publishes headnotes on the International Criminal Court decisions with Oxford Reports on International Criminal Law. In 2015 she received Journal of International Criminal Justice Prize.

In her doctoral research on the international complicity regime, Madga will analyze how the effervescent jurisprudence on accomplice liability translates into the victims’ chances to obtain reparation. The project addresses the international tribunals’ role in widening the accountability matrix in the globalizing world and analyzes what the legal interpretations offered in the recent cases mean for the victims of gross human rights abuses. Ultimately, it would attempt to answer the question whether general rules on complicity in international law – applicable equally to attribution of responsibility to actors other than states and individuals – have already emerged.

Freie Universität Berlin
The Minerva Center for Human Rights
Menschenrechtszentrum Uni Potsdam
DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Einstein Foundation Berlin
Dahlem Research School