It's our great pleasure today to welcome Dr. Olga Martín-Ortega
(right) as an IntLawGrrls contributor.
Olga is a Reader in Public International Law at the University of Greenwich
in the United Kingdom. She holds a law degree from the University of Sevilla in Spain, and received her Ph.D. cum laude
in International Human Rights Law from Spain's University of Jaen.
Prior to joining Greenwich, she was Senior Research Fellow and member of the Management Team at the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict
, School of Law and Social Sciences, University of East London.
Olga conducts research in the areas of business and human rights, post-conflict reconstruction and transitional justice. Her latest research has focused on the impact of the activities and working methods of multinational enterprises in conflict zones and peacebuilding and transitional justice in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Spain.
Her introductory post today draws lessons from the experience of Bosnia and Herzegovina in multilevel international justice efforts to address war crimes.
Olga is a founding member of the London Transitional Justice Network
and the European Society of International Law Interest Group on Business and Human Rights
Among her publications are: a monograph, Empresas Multinacionales y Derechos Humanos
(2008); three co-edited volumes, Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice on the Ground: Victims and Ex-Combatants
(2012), Peacebuilding and the Rule of Law in Africa
(2010), and Surviving Field Research
(2009); and two co-authored textbooks, International Law
(2009) and War, Conflict and Human Rights