Art and International Justice Initiative
Art and International Justice Initiative
Our team
We bring arts and international justice together.
Marina Aksenova
Founder, Director
Marina Aksenova is professor of comparative criminal and international law at IE University in Madrid and a global research fellow at iCourts in Copenhagen. Marina has extensive experience researching topics related to individual criminal responsibility for international crimes, sociology of international law and the purposes of international justice. She worked as a legal assistant at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and an associate in investment arbitration in an international law firm. Marina is currently working on connecting the conceptual understanding of international justice with the notion of aesthetics. The workshop to be held at iCourts in Copenhagen on 25-26 April 2019 will explore the role of art in the practice of international courts.

Email: marina.aksenova@artij.org
Phone: +39 3276376516
Maja Spanu
Founder, Executive Director
Maja Spanu is a Research Fellow in International Relations at the University of Cambridge and convener of the Cambridge International Relations and History Working Group. She also collaborates on the ERC-project 'Individualisation of War' at the European University Institute. Maja's areas of expertise cover topics related to self-determination and state formation, the politics of human rights, global hierarchies, wars and war crimes. She has researched extensively on the history and politics of the Balkan region. She is currently working on her own documentary, on children of individuals who have been indicted in relation to the wars in former Yugoslavia. She regularly organises conferences, workshops and other events that connect the world of academia, policy and arts.

Email: maja.spanu@artij.org
Phone: +44 7759686148
Alexia Solomou
Project Manager
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