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Melanie Klinkner

Professor in International Law, Bournemouth University

Professor Melanie Klinkner is an international law scholar and author of the Bournemouth Protocol on Mass Grave Protection and Investigation. She presently leads the Missing Persons Indicator Project, a collaboration between the International Commission on Missing Persons and Bournemouth University and a Leverhulme funded project called MaGMap enquiring whether mass grave mapping and documenting exposes or protects. Since February 2021 she is a member of the 'Panel of Experts on Missing Persons' for the ICMP. Together with Dr Howard Davis she is author of the monograph ‘The Right to the Truth in International Law’ (published by Routledge, 2020). At Bournemouth University she teaches public international law, international criminal law and international human rights law.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer In Law, Bournemouth University