Latifa Jafari Alavi

Latifa Jafari Alavi

Research Fellow, RWI Afghanistan Programme


Latifa Jafari Alavi is a research fellow at Raoul Wallenberg Institute. Her research interests include accountability for international crimes, international humanitarian law, environment law and minorities women rights.

Alavi holds an LLM in European Private International Law from Dundee University and a master’s degree in International and European Law from Toulouse 1 University Capitole. She obtained her PhD in international law from Strasbourg University, with a dissertation titled “Impunity for International Crimes in Afghanistan, the Failure of Complementarity, and the Need for Alternatives.” Her post-doctoral research focused on human rights and environmental justice at SAGE in the university of Strasbourg.

Currently as a research fellow in RWI, she is conducting research on intersectionality and access to human rights for minorities women in Afghanistan. Latifa has previously worked for various international legal organizations including the ICC and IDLO. In addition, she has collaborated with several local and international NGOs in Afghanistan, Iran, and France.


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