Marina Aksenova is a lawyer specialising in international and comparative criminal law. Marina graduated with honors from the International University in Moscow. She holds an LLM in Public International Law from the University of Amsterdam and an MSc in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of Oxford. Marina defended her PhD entitled ‘Complicity in International Criminal Law’ in 2014 at the European University Institute, in Florence. Prior to joining the IE, Marina was as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts), Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen.
Marina’s current research interests lie at the intersection of international (criminal) justice and aesthetics. Marina coordinates Art and International Justice Initiative (ARTIJ) with the purpose of bringing more awareness to the experiential dimension of international justice. Marina’s other research projects include studying the purposes and limitations of international criminal justice, with the view of highlighting its symbolic value. Marina also publishes in the fields of human rights law, terrorism and security studies, public international law and transitional justice. Finally, Marina is developing a new field of academic study – the criminology of mass atrocities. Her most recent book co-edited with E. Van Sliedregt and S. Parmentier is entitled ‘Breaking the Cycle of Mass Atrocities: Criminological and Socio-Legal Approaches to International Criminal Law’ (Hart Publishing, May 2019).