From mid-May to mid-June 2017, the first Global Diversity Fellows stayed at the CICJ. The Fellowship offers talented young scholars and professionals from developing and/or (post-)conflict countries an opportunity to work on their research and expand their network. In December 2016, the first two fellows were selected: Prativa Khanal from Nepal and Jesse Mugero from Uganda.
During their stay at the CICJ, Prativa and Jesse conducted research, visited different universities, research centers and international institutions and attended different events and seminars. Prativa conducted research on the topic ‘A South Asian perspective on the Ratification of Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court’; Jesse conducted comparative research on the crime against humanity of enforced disappearances. The Fellows visited the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the Peace Palace including the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), met with representatives from the organizations like the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS), Immigration Office and Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and attended events and seminars on international criminal justice and transitional justice held at T.M.C. Asser Institute, Leiden University and Utrecht University.
You can read about their experiences as the first CICJ Global Diversity Fellows here.