- Section: Public International Law/International Humanitarian Law/International Criminal Law
- Main fields of interest: International Criminal Law
Sian obtained her Bachelor of Laws (Class I Honours) and Bachelor of Government and International Relations from Griffith University, Australia. She then completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland as a lawyer. Ultimately, her passion for international law inspired a move to the Netherlands where she graduated cum laude from the Advanced Master's in Public International Law (Specialisation: International Criminal Law) at Leiden University.
Prior to joining the institute, Sian worked as a Legal Support Officer at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and as a Legal Intern at Global Rights Compliance where she assisted the trial team with cases at the UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals and European Court of Human Rights. She also spent time as an International Criminal Law Fellow at the Article 33 Institute.
At the Asser Institute, Sian looks forward to further exploring her academic interests. She will be assisting both dr Uladzislau Belavusau with the Memocracy Project and dr León Castellanos-Jankiewicz with the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research Project.