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M. (Marina) Fortuna, LLM

PhD researcher
M. (Marina) Fortuna, LLM

Marina Fortuna is a PhD researcher in the TRICI-Law project at the University of Groningen. She studies the interpretation of customary international law across different international courts and tribunals. In 2018 she was awarded the Avril McDonald Prize for young female scientists to pursue an academic career based on her preliminary PhD research proposal.

Before pursuing her PhD Marina completed an LLM in Public International Law at the University of Groningen and was awarded a Cum Laude degree. Prior to that she earned an LLB degree at BabeČ™-Bolyai University in Romania where she studied domestic law. During her LLB she participated in 4 moot court competitions, including the national rounds of the Telders Moot Court Competition and the international rounds in the ELSA Human Rights Moot Court Competition. Together with team members, she has the 3rd place in the international ELSA Human Rights Moot Court Competition, which was held at the European Court of Human RIghts, and was the runner up for the best oralist award. 

Her area of research currently includes judicial reasoning and interpretation, international courts and tribunals, customary international law. She is also interested in international criminal law and humanitarian law, human rights, and the intersection between international law and psychology.

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