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Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Gender and Protection, Human Rights in Armed Conflict, Public International Law, Transitional Justice

<p>Dr. Sari Kouvo is a Finnish citizen residing in Belgium, spending half her time in Afghanistan. Her areas of expertise include Afghanistan, international law, post-conflict rule-of-law reform, gender and human rights.</p>

<p style="margin: 0px 0px 12px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, verdana, sans; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Sari Kouvo co-founded the Afghanistan&nbsp;Analysts Network in 2009, building on extensive experience as Human Rights and Rule of Law Adviser to the EU Special Representative for Afghanistan (2004-2006), and Senior Program Fellow at the International Centre for Transitional Justice (2007-2011).&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">She also served as Researcher on Afghanistan at Amnesty International and a researcher and lecturer within the Department of Law at Gothenburg University. She is a member of the European Union&rsquo;s Civilian Response Teams for Multifunctional Crisis Management and is a founding member of both the Center for Global Gender Studies and the Center for the Study of Human Rights at Gothenburg University. She has been a visiting fellow at the NATO Defense College (Italy), the Center for Law, Gender, and Sexuality at Keele University (UK), the Institute for Human Rights at Abo Academy University (Finland), and the Center for International and Public Law at Australian National University.</span></p>

<p style="margin: 0px 0px 12px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, verdana, sans; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">She holds a doctorate in International Law from Gothenburg University (Sweden), where she also worked as a Lecturer. She has held visiting fellowships at the NATO Defense College (Italy), Kent Law School (UK), Abo Academy (Finland) and the Australian National University.</p>

<p style="margin: 0px 0px 12px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, verdana, sans; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Among her recent publications is the collection Feminist Perspectives on Contemporary International Law (Oxford: Hart, 2011), co-edited with Zoe Pearson.</p>