Victoria Kerr LL.M.

Junior Researcher

  • Department:
    Research Department


Victoria is a Junior Researcher on the MATRA project ''Strengthening Ukraine’s Capacity to Investigate and Prosecute International Crimes", a joint initiative of the Asser Instituut and Global Rights Compliance (“GRC”). Her work focuses on supporting the Office of the Prosecutor General in Ukraine and several criminal justice actors in investigating, prosecuting and seeking remedies for international crimes.  

Victoria is a Scots qualified solicitor, having spent two years working in private practice in the UK. She holds an LL.B. (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh (2015), with a year spent at Universität Wien in Austria (2013-2014), and obtained an LL.M. in Globalisation and Law (specialisation in Human Rights) from Maastricht University (2016). Her thesis focused on the categorisation of forced marriages in international criminal law and was subsequently published.

Prior to joining the Asser Instituut, Victoria worked for GRC on their Mass Starvation project to promote implementation of UN Security Council Resolution S/RES/2417 and pursue accountability, which involved collaboration with one of GRC’s Yemeni partner organisations. She also spent time on the Defence team for Jovica Stanišic at the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in the Hague, as well as at the International Bar Association and the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre in London. She is currently also working with Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights, an international initiative to develop the practice of civilian rights and to secure accountability and reparation for those violations.


Kerr, V.M., 2020. Should Forced Marriages be Categorised as ‘Sexual Slavery’ or ‘Other Inhumane Acts’ in International Criminal Law?.  Utrecht Journal of International and European Law, 35(1), pp.1–19. DOI: