Alex Kristallis
Summer Legal Intern

Alexander (Alex) Kristallis has an LLB in Law and Politics and a certificate in Social Sciences and Humanities from Queen Mary, University of London. He recently completed, with distinction, his LLM in International Legal StudiesĀ  with a certificate of specialization in International Human Rights Law from Georgetown University Law Center.

Alex’s academic experience has primarily been focused on the fields of refugee law and policy, transitional justice, public international law, and international criminal law, and he has conducted specialized research, including writing papers on World Bank accountability and the human rights dimension with reference to indigenous peoples, the right of self-determination in the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the political implications of UN Security Council resolutions on the International Court of Justice.

He previously worked in the field of refugee protection, most specifically with asylum applicants and DACA recipients at a non-profit organization in Berkeley, CA. Alex also spent a semester at the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, where he focused on reviewing comparative child sexual abuse laws and prohibitions.

He is originally from Colombia and Greece, but grew up in the Washington D.C. area before moving to London for four years to pursue his legal education. He hopes to be able to continue to work in the public interest legal field in the coming years, become a qualified attorney in New York, and eventually a human rights lawyer in the near future. He currently works in the Global Justice Clinic at CHRGJ, under the supervision of Professor Margaret Satterthwaite.


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