Michelle Jarvis has worked in the international criminal justice field for 22 years and is presently the Deputy Head of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (Syria) (IIIM). Prior to that she was the Deputy to the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT). Michelle has worked extensively to bring visibility to the experiences of marginalized groups during accountability processes and to strengthen legal responses. She has co-authored two books and numerous articles on the subject of gender and armed conflict and is a member of the Expert Group on the Establishment of an International Gender Justice Practitioner Hub. Prior to her work in international criminal law, Michelle was a litigator in Australia. Michelle holds a Master’s degree in law from the University of Toronto as well as degrees in law and economics from the University of Adelaide.