Ligeia Quackelbeen is a PhD researcher at the Department of European, Public, and International Law. She holds a Master of Laws from Ghent University (2012, cum laude) and a LLM International Human Rights and Criminal Justice from Utrecht University (2013, cum laude). Ligeia specializes in international criminal law and human rights law. She participated in the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition’ and the ‘ICC Trial Competition’, and interned at the ICTY for the Standby Council for Karadžić.
Prior to her current position as an academic assistant, Ligeia was the main researcher for the Steps 2 resettlement project, addressing the challenges in information exchange connected to the transfer of prisoners in light of Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons. This position gave her the opportunity to deepen her understanding of European criminal law. Ligeia is currently preparing a doctoral thesis on the judicial interpretation of international crimes by the International Criminal Court and how certain interpretative practices conflict with the legality principle.