Yuna Han wins ISA Women's Caucus Graduate Student Best Paper Award 2016

Congratulations to Yuna Han, who has been awarded the International Studies Association’s Women's Caucus Graduate Student Best Paper Award 2016 for her paper: "The Games They Play: International Criminal Justice as Political Strategy".

This paper addresses the question of why states in the Global South surrender jurisdiction to international or hybrid criminal courts for domestic mass atrocities, despite the high ‘sovereignty cost’ imposed by international judicial interventions.

Yuna is a postdoctoral Research Associate with the ERC-funded project ‘Individualisation of War’ at the European University Institute.

Her research focuses on the intersection of international law and politics, specifically regarding international criminal justice and human rights prosecutions.  She also works on the concept of sovereign authority and agency in IR theory.