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Kirsty specialises in international criminal law and military law. She is particularly interested in international humanitarian law and continues to develop her academic expertise and practical experience, both in the international criminal tribunals and before UK Courts Martial. Kirsty is frequently instructed to provide advice on highly sensitive and strictly classified matters of public international law.
Background and expertise
Comfortable dealing with the most complex issues, Kirsty is adept at drafting incisive arguments and working with the vast volumes of evidence that are typical of international and cross-border cases. Kirsty is also experienced in conducting in-country investigations in hostile conditions, and can be relied on to produce work of the highest standard under the most difficult circumstances.
Away from work, Kirsty can often be found roaming with history books in hand, and maintains a keen interest in modern art, literature and poetry. Her academic background is in Philosophy, during which she particularly focused on philosophical logic and the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein, and she holds a Masters in Social Anthropology, in which she concentrated on the plausibility of a universal ethic. Her current academic interest is in modern conflict dynamics.
Other activities and interests
- Lecturer on international law
- Legal Aspects of Detention in Military Detention, Encyclopaedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 2nd Edition, Elsevier (2015)
PROFILE: Kirsty Sutherland
Fraud, Bribery & Corruption
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Buchanan Prize for Outstanding Achievement on the BVC
Lincoln’s Inn Lord Denning Scholarship
BVC, College of Law, 2010 (Outstanding)
GDL, College of Law, 2009 (Commendation)
MSc Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh 2007 (Distinction)
BA (Hons) Philosophy, University College London 2006
Young Bar Committee, Criminal Bar Association, Human Rights Lawyers Association, Association of Military Court Advocates, Peace and Justice Initiative, Human Rights Watch London Network, ECCC List of Legal Consultants