Ciara Laverty


Ciara Laverty is a PhD candidate at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University. Her research focuses on international criminal law, legal theory and the expressive function of law. She holds an Advanced LLM in Public International Law from Leiden University, an MSc in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh, and a BA from University College London. Prior to joining the Grotius Centre, Ciara was working as an Associate in the Protection of Civilian Population Unit at the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Recently Published

What lies beneath? The turn to values in international criminal legal discourse

On the 9th of April, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court submitted a request for a ruling by the Pre-Trial Chamber on whether the Court has territorial jurisdiction over the deportation of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh. This development may impact how the ICC approaches its territorial jurisdiction in future, and…

Read more