Dr Daniela Nadj is a Lecturer in Public Law, having joined the Law Department in September 2013. She is also the Course Convenor in Administrative Law. Prior to joining Queen Mary, she was a lecturer in law at the University of Westminster where she taught Public Law, the United Nations System for the Protection of Human Rights, UK Human Rights Law and EU Law. She read for her PhD at the University of Westminster, while acting as lecturer on the LLB programme. Her principal research interests lie in the fields of international criminal law, international human rights, feminist legal theory and armed conflict. She has published in the area of international wartime sexual violence jurisprudence exploring the impact of the criminalisation of gender-based violence on women in the current political and legal moment.
Dr Nadj's main research focus is on the prosecution of gender-based violence in international criminal courts, in particular the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Daniela is interested in whether international criminal tribunals can achieve gender justice and gender equality within the current international legal framework. In this vein, she examines the portrayal of women in international wartime sexual violence jurisprudence asking whether the law perpetuates gendered stereotypes, based on notions of victimhood and suffering commonly associated with the role of women in armed conflict. Her research therefore focuses on international criminal law, human rights, international humanitarian law and critical feminist legal theory.