Next to my academic work I offer my services as a research consultant in the broad area of international politics. By means of my doctoral thesis I have acquired a research specialisation on the subject of inquiry and related fact-finding mechanisms. I provide analytical services that focus primarily on fact-finding, monitoring and inquiry, particularly how these mechanisms are deployed in relation to decision-making processes and criminal adjudication at both the domestic and international level. So far, much of this work has focused on the United Nations, EU, OSCE and the IHFFC but I increasingly work on the activities of NGOs.
Since February 2019 I am closely cooperating with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (based in Warsaw) on the issue of the documentation of HR violations in the break-away territories of East-Ukraine (labelled as “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Luhansk People’s Republic”). My project work as an external consultant is part of a wider project titled “Actions aimed at ensuring respect for human rights in the zone of armed conflict and along the demarcation line in the Donbass”.
Currently I am preparing several research pieces on subjects such as Ukraine and the International Criminal Court, the general situation regarding international justice, the recent Russian ‘passportization’ process in Donbas, and political formats such as the Normandy contact group as well as the Minsk protocol meetings.
In previous years I have gained additional training and knowledge on international humanitarian law, human rights law as well as scope and role of international courts and tribunals in The Hague.