​Tessa Alleblas

​Researcher

Tessa Alleblas has extensive knowledge of international criminal law, genocide and mass atrocity prevention and response, human rights, and the role of the private sector in mass atrocity prevention. Alleblas has experience with the workings of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Her expertise also extends to the principle of responsibility to protect and issues of rule of law in Kenya.

Tessa Alleblas holds a bachelor’s degree in International and European Public Law from Tilburg University. In 2010, she graduated cum laude from Tilburg University with a master’s degree in International and European Public Law and a focus on human rights. As part of her studies, she spent a semester at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

During her second master’s degree, Tessa specialized in international criminal law at the University of Amsterdam and Columbia University in New York. Next to her studies, Tessa assisted the Karadzic defence team with the evaluation of evidence at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and worked as an intern assisting the UNHCR’s Head of Office in The Hague with refugee protection matters.

Tessa joined The Hague Institute as a researcher on 1 February 2012.

Publications

Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English

Regional Expertise/Focus

Sub Saharan Africa

Current Projects

Active: Peace-Justice Nexus

The Peace-Justice Nexus project aims to contribute to ongoing debates on the effects of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on conflict and peace processes using…

projects

Recent Work