Guest Staff Member
Dr. Zsuzsanna Deen-Racsmány has been a staff member of the Grotius Centre since 2010 as a guest researcher.
Zsuzsanna studied Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University, completing her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees there, with a minor in Public International Law. She came to Leiden in 1998 where she obtained her LL.M. (Adv.) in Public International Law cum laude in 1999. She then had the privilege of assisting Special Rapporteur John Dugard in the preparation of his first reports for the International Law Commission on diplomatic protection, before commencing her Ph.D. studies.
Zsuzsanna defended her dissertation Active Personality and Non-extradition of Nationals in International Criminal Law at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century: Adapting Key Functions of Nationality to the Requirements of International Criminal Justice at Leiden University in July 2007.
From 2007-2009 she conducted research, lectured and coordinated courses in public international law at the University of Amsterdam. She also worked as assistant editor of International Law in Domestic Courts.
In 2010, Zsuzsanna returned to Leiden as a guest researcher and she started lecturing again in 2016. In her current research and teaching, she focuses on the (criminal) accountability of UN peacekeepers and other UN personnel, international responsibility (for the conduct of peacekeepers), privileges and immunities, and other areas of international (institutional) law.