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Arina Melse (PhD)

Visiting Lecturer
International Human Rights Law


PhD in International Public and Human Rights Law (University of Copenhagen and Riga Graduate School of Law, from 2017)
LL.M. / MAS in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, With Merit (Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights / Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and University of Geneva, 2011)
LL.M. in Public International Law (Leiden University, the Netherlands, 2008)
LL.M. (University of Latvia, 2009)
LL.B. (University of Latvia, 2006)

Professional Experience

  • PhD Fellow and Lecturer (International Humanitarian Law), Riga Graduate School of Law and University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, 2013-2017
  • Researcher and Board member, Baltic Human Rights Society, 2012-2013
  • Legal trainee, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague, 2011
  • Assistant trial lawyer, Association of Defence Lawyers, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), 2008-2009
  • Associate lawyer, law firm Glimstedt and Partners, Riga, 2006-2007

Current research

  • Current developments in the ECHR regime: contemporary principles and the role of regime interaction

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