Genevieve Girard LL.M.

Intern - trainee

  • Department:
    Former Interns
  • Section: Public International Law/International Humanitarian Law/International Criminal Law


Geneviève is a qualified lawyer and a member of the Quebec Bar (Canada). She holds two bachelor degrees, one in International Relations (B.Sc.) and the other one in Law (LL.B.) from the University of Montreal. During her undergraduate studies she also completed a one-year certificate in Political Science from SciencePo Lyon, France and one semester of studies at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She obtained an Advanced LL.M. in Public International Law from Leiden University in 2015 and wrote her master’s thesis on the subject of political participation as a tool for transitional justice mechanisms in post-conflict societies.

Before joining the Asser Institute, Genevieve worked as Legal Attachée as well as Advisor in the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland. More recently, she undertook a field mission to Guatemala with the Canadian NGO Lawyers Without Borders, where she contributed to the domestic judicial proceedings of international crimes. Her previous professional experience also includes working as Legal Writer in the national jurisprudence service of Thomson Reuters in Montreal, and interning at the Embassy of Canada to Peru in Lima. She also served as Editorial Assistant for the Leiden Journal of International Law. She is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

Genevieve is currently working as Editorial Assistant for the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (NYIL) as well as the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (YIHL). Her main fields of interest include international humanitarian, criminal and human rights law as well as transitional justice processes.