Kerstin Bree Carlson
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 København S
Kerstin’s work focuses on the development of international law and legal institutions in the practice of transitional justice. Her doctoral thesis considered the use of international criminal law to effect social reconstruction, focusing on the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and its impact in the countries of the former Yugoslavia. At iCourts, Kerstin is continuing her consideration of law as a didactic social mechanism through two projects. The first is a study of two internationally-supported domestic war crimes courts (in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia) and those courts’ impact on social reconstruction and legal consciousness. The second is a project following the Extraordinary Chambers for the District Court in Dakar and its prosecution of Chad's ex-dictator Hissene Habre on charges of violations of international humanitarian law.