Patryk Labuda is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and a Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Before returning to academia, Patryk worked in Africa for several years. As a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, he trained and advised government officials and lawmakers in Sudan and South Sudan. As a Justice Expert at the European Union’s Police Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he worked on domestic judicial reform and security sector reform with the Congolese authorities. Before that he was a Legal Advisor to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe. Patryk holds an LL.M. from Columbia Law School, a Certificate of Transnational Law from the University of Geneva, and degrees in law and history from Adam Mickiewicz University. Patryk’s research lies at the intersection of international (criminal) law, transitional justice, peacekeeping and legal history. In addition to his Ph.D., which examines the relationship between international criminal tribunals and domestic judicial reform, Patryk is studying the ongoing transitional justice processes in the Central African Republic and South Sudan (see here and here).

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