PeaceRep team members are delighted to welcome Anna Asproni to the research team for an internship throughout summer 2022.
Anna is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Human Rights Law at the University of Edinburgh, and her research is primarily focused on human rights law.
In this post, Anna shares more about her research focus for the coming months of her internship with PeaceRep.
I am eager to apply what I have learned during my academic career as contribution to PeaceRep’s work. The placement at PeaceRep is an excellent opportunity to enhance my data analysis skills and to study research issues relating to peace processes in-depth. I am particularly interested in the gendered aspect of conflict resolution.
Specifically, I wish to explore how criminal law’s implementation (or lack thereof) in addressing Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in post-conflict societies influences national reconciliation and stability. One of the aims of my research is to understand the extent to which criminal law reform is an adequate response to redressing GBV and achieving justice in post-conflict environments, compared with other traditional indigenous and informal measures for national reconciliation. I am looking forward to collaborating with a team of academics and researchers dedicated to justice and conflict resolution.