Kerstin Bree Carlson is an Assistant Professor at Syddansk Universitet (University of Southern Denmark) and The American University of Paris. She received her law degree and PhD degree in Jurisprudence & Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and her BA degree (in humanities and Russian) from The Johns Hopkins University. Kerstin’s research considers structural challenges inherent to international criminal justice practice as a means of considering the potential social impact of international criminal law. Kerstin’s early research focused on the work of the ICTY and its impact on the former Yugoslavia; she published several articles and a book, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press this year, on this topic. Her current research examines the social impact of international criminal law jurisprudence and ideology through their impact on domestic institutions; her project on the trial of Hissène Habré forms part of this project. At iCourts at the University of Copenhagen, Kerstin is continuing, as a Global Fellow, research projects she began as a post-doc, including a volume on the criminology of international criminal law, and the role expertise plays in international criminal law practice.

Select Publications 

  • Carlson, Kerstin Bree, “Model(ing) Justice: Perfecting the Promise of International Criminal Law”, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2017).
  • Carlson, Kerstin Bree, “International Criminal Law & Its Paradoxes.” Journal of Law and Courts (2017).
  • Carlson, Kerstin Bree, “Post Rule of Law: The Structural Problem of Hybridity in International Criminal Procedure”,  The Italian Law Journal 2, 1 (2016).
  • Carlson, Kerstin Bree, “Reconciliation Through a Judicial Lens: Competing Legitimation Frameworks in the ICTY’s Plavšić and Babić Judgments”, Denver Journal of International & Comparative Law 44, 2 (2016).