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Catherine Harwood

Catherine Harwood is a PhD candidate at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University, under the co-supervision of Professor Stahn and Professor Van den Herik.


Her research explores how international fact-finding investigations in (post)conflict situations may be coordinated and harmonised to strengthen international justice and accountability.

Ms. Harwood graduated cum laude from Leiden University in 2012 with a Masters of Laws in Advanced Studies Public International Law, with the assistance of a Rotary Vocational Scholarship. In 2009, she graduated from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, with an LL.B (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

Ms. Harwood worked for two years as a Judges Clerk at the New Zealand Court of Appeal and was a teaching fellow and researcher at Victoria University. She has also interned at the International Criminal Court and the International Bar Association's Programme on the ICC.

Catherine Harwood