Visiting professors and visiting lecturers

Arina Melse PhD

Visiting Lecturer
International Law. Public International Law. International Human Rights Law

PhD (University of Copenhagen, 2017)
LL.M / MAS in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and University of Geneva, 2011)
LL.M in Public International Law (Leiden University, 2008)
LL.M (University of Latvia, 2009)

Academic Experience

  • Affiliated Researcher, iCourts The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts, University of Copenhagen (2015–present)
  • PhD Fellow and Lecturer, University of Copenhagen (2013–2017)
  • Visiting Lecturer (2017/18), Research Fellow and Lecturer (2013–2015), Riga Graduate School of Law
  • Member of speaker selection panel, 2016 ESIL Annual Conference, European Society of International Law
  • Researcher and Project leader quality assessment, EUPRHA European Universities on Professionalization of Humanitarian Action (2013–2014)
  • Teaching (LLM level): Public International Law (2017/18), International Human Rights Law (2017/18), International Criminal Law (2015/16), International Humanitarian Law (2014/15, 2013/14).

Professional Experience

  • Advising expert and Board member, Baltic Human Rights Society (2012–present)
  • Associate trial lawyer, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Association of Defence Lawyers (2008–2009)
  • Legal trainee, International Criminal Court (ICC), Office of the Prosecutor (2011)
  • Associate lawyer, law firm Glimstedt and Partners, Riga (2006–2007)

Current research interests

  • Public International Law, International Adjudication, Legitimacy of International Courts, European Court of Human Rights