WAVE Office Intern
Mariana, hailing from Porto, Portugal, has completed a bachelor’s degree in Law and a Master´s in Criminal Law and have strived to further gain in-depth knowledge of human rights law and gender issues. She wrote a thesis on the International Crime of Terrorism, where she analysed the contributions of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon to the definition of the crime of terrorism. Mariana attended a course at the Utrecht University- Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance that covered several topical issues concerning Human Rights and Gender and also did a Post-Graduation in Human Rights, that covered a vast range of issues from several distinct perspectives, namely: Law, Psychology, Social Economy, and Education. She is currently doing an LLM in Law and gender in the United Kingdom, at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS University). Throughout this experience she developed a thorough interest on the topic of women’s agency in armed conflict, in the context of the Rwandan Genocide.