23 September 2021

New visitor at iCourts - Inga Kravchik

Inga is a PhD candidate at the political science department of the Freie Universität Berlin. Her previous studies in Law (Saint Petersburg) and International Relations (Berlin) formed her academic interest in the evolution of international norms, especially in the fields of human rights, International Criminal Law and gender justice. She carried out her doctoral research as a fellow of the interdisciplinary program ‘Human Rights under Pressure – Ethics, Law, and Politics’, organized by the Freie Universität Berlin and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her thesis is based on qualitative data analysis and semi-structured interviews, focussing on the evolution of the sexual and gender-based violence prohibition norm through institutional socialization with its appropriate application in the International Criminal Court. Her inquiry combines the social constructivist perspective on the evolution of norms in international relations with insights generated by feminist legal studies on the evolution of International Criminal Law, as well as research into the various forms, patterns and dynamics of resistance against International Courts. Inga is particularly interested in the ways actors exercise their agency within and outside international institutions and organizations by building networks, alliances and using various advocacy and resistance techniques in order to achieve their goals. Furthermore, her research emphasizes the roles that institutional, structural, and socio- political factors can play in the evolution of international norms.