Dr Arina Melse’s fields of competence include civil and political rights, international humanitarian and criminal law. She holds a PhD from the University of Copenhagen, where she was an affiliated researcher at iCourts, the Centre of Excellence for International Courts. Arina holds master’s degrees in international human rights and humanitarian law, public international law, and law from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and the Graduate Institute Geneva, Leiden University, and the University of Latvia. She has worked for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court in The Hague.