Martyna Fałkowska-Clarys

Martyna Fałkowska-Clarys




Martyna holds a PhD in international law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. In her doctoral dissertation, she focuses on international criminal case law in order to assess its approach to two classical concepts of public international law: customary international law and general principles of (international) law. In a broader perspective, the goal is to determine how international criminal judges perceive, understand and manipulate general international law with the objective to define whether the activity of international criminal bodies falls within a more integrated approach to the international legal order, or rather within a process of progressive emancipation from the very core of this legal system.

In addition to general international law and international criminal law, Martyna’s interests lie in various branches of international law ranging from the international law of armed conflict to the law of international responsibility and international disputes settlement.

Before joining the MPI, Martyna was a researcher and a lecturer at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She was also a visiting scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (University of Cambridge; 2013-2014) and served as Assistant to Counsel in the Frontier Dispute (Burkina-Faso / Niger) before the International Court of Justice.

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