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Priyam Yarnell PhD Student

Transitional Justice Institute
 Picture of Priyam   Yarnell

Start date: October 2015

Title of project: Punishing International Crimes: Has a human rights approach changed the purpose of sentencing and enforcing international crimes?

Priyam holds a BA (Honours) in History and Politics from the University of Warwick, a  law degree from the College of Law, London, and an LLM in International Human Rights Law from Queen's University Belfast, all in the UK. She also has a practical background in human rights law, having worked in Sri Lanka, New York and Geneva with a range of national and international human rights and rule of law organisations, notably with the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva. Since returning to the UK she has volunteered with law centres in London and Belfast, providing free legal assistance to asylum seekers and immigrants. She has been associated with the Transitional Justice Institute since 2013, working on a number of projects and publishing, together with Professor Monica McWilliams, the report 'The Protection and Rights of Black and Minority Ethnic Women Experiencing Domestic Violence in Northern Ireland.'