04 September 2018

New Marie Curie Fellow at iCourts - Nora Stappert

The Faculty welcomes Nora Stappert, who has been employed as a Marie Curie fellow for the period from 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2020.

Nora’s research concentrates on the intersection between international law and international relations, the International Criminal Court, legal authority and interpretation in international criminal law, and legitimacy in global governance. She joins the Faculty after a postdoctoral research fellowship at the School of Global Studies at Gothenburg University, where she worked on a research program on Legitimacy in Global Governance, a collaboration between the universities of Stockholm, Lund, and Gothenburg. Before coming to Gothenburg, Nora completed her doctorate (DPhil) in International Relations at the University of Oxford, and the Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program at Yale Law School.

For her work at iCourts, she will use the research experience she gained at Gothenburg University to expand upon her doctoral work. Specifically, the project draws on International Relation theory and legal theory to examine how judges respond to the potential for innovation in the interpretation of international criminal law. To situate these processes within a broader political context, the project explores how a broader interpretive community including state officials and staff at non-governmental organisations engages with these judgments. Through this focus, Nora will build on her previous research on the role of academic writings within the interpretation of international criminal law, as well as on her work on the audiences international institutions address in their attempts to legitimate themselves.