International Human Rights Law / UN Human Rights Mechanisms / Transitional Justice / Peacebuilding / Rule of Law / Institutional Reform / Victim Participation / Justice Sector Reform / Comparative Constitutional Law
Dr Julia Raue is the Transitional Justice Adviser for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Sri Lanka. She is also a guest lecturer at the Europa-Institut, Saarland University.
Previously, she worked at OHCHR, advising the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence (transitional justice).
She has also focused on topics of state-building, constitutional reform, counter-terrorism and security issues, including the accountability of private military and security companies, as well as the independence of judges and lawyers.
Dr Raue previously worked with the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission, NGOs in the Russian Federation and academia.
She holds a PhD in Law from the University of St. Gallen.
Striving towards judicial independence and a functioning and effective justice system is fundamental for countries transitioning to a rule of law based democratic society. On the basis of international norms, standards and practices, this course examines different ways and means of justice-sector reform in post-authoritarian and post-conflict countries.