- Section: Public International Law/International Humanitarian Law/International Criminal Law
Monika completed Law LL.B. at King’s College London and Public International Law LL.M. at Leiden University. In London she was also a research assistant to Professor Andrea Biondi and Dr Oana Stefan and gained some experience in human rights and private law.
She developed her interest in public international law while being a participant of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, where her team reached the quarter-final in the International Rounds. While at Leiden University, she was a finalist of the Frits Kalshoven International Humanitarian Law Competition. Monika was also engaged in the work of the International Humanitarian Law Clinic. As a researcher, she addressed questions of international humanitarian law and international criminal law for one of the clients of the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum, for the purpose of preparing a possible prosecution of war crimes before international or national judicial mechanisms.
Monika has also experience in international relations, gained during internships at the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Poland and at one of the Polish embassies.
She is currently an intern intern at the TMC Asser Institute. She is working on the International Crimes Database, updating it on a daily basis, and conducting research related to public international law. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Polish and has basic French and Italian language skills.