Lecturer in Socio-Legal Studies
PhD (Queen's University Belfast), LLM (Nottingham), LLB (Warwick)
Telephone: 0116 223 1844
Before joining the staff in Leicester in 2011, Yassin was previously a Research Fellow at University College Dublin and is currently co-authoring a book on 'Evidence and International Criminal Tribunals'. Yassin completed her doctoral studies at Queen's University Belfast in July 2009 and is currently writing a book entitled 'The UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court'. She has attended courses on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights at the University of Salzburg and was a Fellow at the International Law Seminar hosted by the UN International Law Commission in Geneva. In 2005 she completed an internship in the Legal Advisory Section of the Registry at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. Yassin's research work uses a socio-legal approach to International Criminal Justice. She is currently engaged in a research project that applies empirical methods to International Criminal Evidence. She also has an keen interest in UN Law in particular the Security Council and transitional justice.
International criminal law/justice, international human rights, UN law, collective security and transitional justice.
- Co-authored J. Jackson, 'Book Review: Fact-Finding without Facts: The Uncertain Evidentiary Foundations of International Criminal Convictions' (2011) Vol. 38, Journal of Law and Society pp. 456-462.
- 'Shared Objectives of Opposing Views: The Crime of Aggression' University College Dublin, Law Working Papers (2010) http://ssrn.com/author=1468063
- Book Chapter: ‘“In the Interests of Peace and the Interests of Justice”, Deferrals: A Constructive Tool for Conflict Resolution?’, International Law and Armed Conflict, (2010) N. Quenivet and S. Shah-Davis (eds) Asser Press
- Brief of Amicus Curiae on Observations related to Sexual Slavery, Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui (Co-authored as part of Queen’s University Belfast Human Rights) (July 2009). This brief is available online at http://www2.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/doc/doc704754.PDF
- Human Rights and Civil Liberties
- Criminal Justice
- Global Protection of Human Rights
- General Principles of International Law
- European Convention of Human Rights II
Yassin welcomes approaches from prospective doctoral students in the area of international criminal law/justice, international criminal evidence and procedure, UN law especially the UN Security Council.