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Mirabelle Chi Epse Okezie

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Mirabelle Chi Epse Okezie

PhD Candidate
Faculty of Law

Room 1.08 , Faculty of Law Building

+61 3 62262017 (phone)

m.chiokezie@utas.edu.au

Mirabelle is a PhD candidate from the Republic of Cameroon. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Buea, Cameroon in 2004, before proceeding to the University of Yaounde II, Cameroon where she obtained her Maitrise (Masters) in Business Law in 2006.

In 2008, she attended the Nigerian Law School, Abuja-Nigeria where she obtained her Barrister-at-Law (BL) qualification. She was called to both the Nigerian and the Cameroonian Bars in 2009 and 2010 respectively. She worked briefly as an Intellectual Property Law Attorney with the law firm of Nico Hale & Co in Douala-Cameroon, and later moved to Nigeria where she joined the law firm of Joe Agi & Associates as a general legal practitioner.

In 2016, Mirabelle was awarded the LAWA Fellowship (a merit-based scholarship) to study for a Master degree in Human Rights Law at the Georgetown University Law Centre (GULC), USA. Graduating from GULC as a Dean’s List Honouree in May 2017, Mirabelle immediately joined the World Bank where she worked as a Legal Research Consultant.

Mirabelle joined the Faculty of Law, UTAS as a PhD candidate in July 2018, with a research focus in the areas of International Criminal Law and Legal History. Her current research seeks to understand the history of the International Criminal Court through the life and work of one of its architects – M. Cherif Bassiouni.

PhD Supervisors: Prof Tim McCormack, Dr Susan Bartie and Ms Anja Hilkemeijer