Maria is a PhD researcher in International Institutional Law with Leiden University. She is currently
supporting the Independent Expert Review of the International Criminal Court and Rome Statute
system as (research) assistant to the Experts. She has 4 years’ work experience for the Defense at the
ICC and 15 years of NGO governance and strategic development involvement. She has an LL.M in
International Law from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and an Adv.LL.M in Public
International Law from Leiden University.