Firouzeh Mitchell is a Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy, and a PhD candidate at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva. Her research focuses on transitional justice, counter-terrorism, and non-state actors.
She previously interned at the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in Arusha, Tanzania, working on cases from both the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. She also assisted REDRESS in creating a jurisprudence database covering international and regional torture cases and was an assistant contributor for ICL Media Review.
Firouzeh holds a MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of law from the Geneva Academy, summa cum laude, and an LLB (with First Class Honours) from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Truth Commissions are by now an integral part of the transitional justice vocabulary and practice. The 2019 Spring School will provide a comprehensive, multidimensional and practical examination of this transitional justice mechanism, shedding light on both its aims and the practical challenges it has met or is likely to meet.