Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice

Dr Yuna Han

Key information

Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice Member
Dphil, University of Oxford, International Relations
MPhil, University of Cambridge, Politics
BA, Harvard University, Government


Dr Yuna Han’s research focuses on the intersection of international law and politics, specifically regarding international criminal justice and human rights prosecutions pertaining to weaker states of the international system. She is interested in understanding the political ramifications of prosecuting individuals for instances of mass violence, such as war crimes or genocide. She also works on the concept of sovereign authority and agency in IR theory, as well as the impact of individualisation of responsibility of violence more broadly in the international system. She has previously conducted research on post-genocide politics in Rwanda.

Dr Han has received her DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Government with honours from Harvard University, and a MPhil in Politics from the University of Cambridge.

Research interests

International law, human rights, international criminal justice, transitional justice