Negar Mansouri

About/Bio

Negar Mansouri is a PhD candidate in international law at Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), researching on direct contribution of international organizations to customary international law. She is currently a research assistant at the Global Governance Center of IHEID, assisting a project on ‘UN Reforms and Effectiveness’. She is also a rapporteur for Oxford International Organizations. Negar did a bachelor of laws in Imam Khomeini International University (class of 2011) and a master’s in public international law at Shahid Beheshti University (class of 2014). Before embarking on her doctoral research, she also completed a master’s in international law at the Graduate Institute (class of 2017). Alongside her legal education, Negar has interned and worked with several international organizations such as World Intellectual Property Organizations, International Labour Organizations, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan. Negar’s research interests include international institutional law, law of international civil service, legal theory and international law making.

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International Civil Servants and Their Unexplored Role in International Law

2019 marks the centenary of the foundation of the League of Nations. While the early intergovernmental organizations (IOs) founded before WWI were often staffed by seconded officials, Eric Drummond, the British diplomat and the first Secretary-General of the League, set the ground for creation of an ‘international’ secretariat, composed of professional public servants of various backgrounds, who were…

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