Dr. Michelle Burgis-Kasthala is a Research Fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and member of the Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ). Before joining RegNet she spent six years in Scotland as a lecturer in International Relations and Middle East Politics at the University of St Andrews and then as a lecturer in Public International Law at the University of Edinburgh. Her interests lie in the fields of critical international legal studies with a regional focus on the Arab world where she has lived and worked. Her doctoral thesis and then book (Brill, 2009) was entitled Boundaries of Discourse in the International Court of Justice: Mapping Arguments in Arab Territorial Disputes. Her current project will interrogate the interrelationship between international criminal law, human rights law and transitional justice as registers of redress within the revolutionary context of the Arab Uprisings. She is also a Research School of Asia and the Pacific (RSAP) Fellow.
International law; international criminal law; transitional justice; human rights; international dispute resolution; Middle East politics; the Arab-Israeli conflict; and international legal history
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2014: The Politics of International Criminal Justice after the Arab Uprisings
RegNet scholar Michelle Burgis-Kasthala has written an opinion piece in The Australian on US President Trump’s proposal to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the possible consequences for the peace process in the region.