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Keina Yoshida


Thesis Title: 'Gender Crimes at the Movies' [Working Title]

Supervisors: Professor Linda Mulcahy and Professor Christine Chinkin

Research Interests: international criminal law, women's human rights, international human rights law, and feminist theory.

Recent Publications:

'Missing the Mark: Decision making on lesbian, gay (bisexual, trans and intersex) asylum claims'. September 2013. UKLGIG. Available online at:

'Towards Intersectionality in the European Court of Human Rights: The Case of B.S. v Spain'. Feminist Legal Studies. September 2013.

Book Review: 'Predrag Dojčinović (ed.), Propaganda, War Crimes Trials and International Law: From Speakers’ Corner to War Crimes' J Int Criminal Justice (2013) 11 (3): 692-694

'Great Eggspectations: La tecnología reproductiva y los nuevos retos para la autonomía de las mujeres.' U. Nacional de Colombia, 2010. [co-author with Monica Roa]

Conference Papers

Gender Justice Uncovered: the importance of precedent setting for women’s rights at the Universidad Compultense Madrid, February 2011.

Fostering new dialogues and comparative perspectives on sexual and reproductive rights: Ireland and Latin America at Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference, April 2011

'Graphic Fiction, Visual Narratives and international criminal justice'. Comic Forum, 2012, Leeds.

'Missing the Mark: LGBT asylum claims' at "A Sea of Troubles? Problematising Migration Law" Birbeck University, March, 28 2014.

'Gender crimes in law and film' ESIL interest group on feminism. Vienna, 3 September, 2014.


Keina has an LLB. (ling. Franc) from Trinity College, Dublin, an International Diploma from Scienes Po, Paris and an LLM (Public International Law) from the LSE.  She is currently in the 4th year of her PhD at the LSE where her research is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Modern Law Review. Prior to commencing the PhD, Keina worked as a Staff Attorney at Women's Link Worldwide and consulted for a number of NGOs.  In 2011, she spent 4 months at the Office of the Prosecutor in the International Criminal Court.  She has interned with Equality Now, and the Conseil d'Etat in Paris.  She has been called to the Bar of England and Wales.   


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