Immi Tallgren

Immi Tallgren

Visiting Fellow

Centre for Women, Peace and Security

English, Finnish, French, German, Swedish
Key Expertise
international criminal law, history of international law, gender history

About me

Immi Tallgren is Senior Researcher at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law (Helsinki) funded by the Kone Foundation for the period 2019-2023. She was previously Senior Lecturer of Public International Law at the University of Helsinki; Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law; as well as from 2014 to 2018 Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Studies, LSE. She is associated member at the Centre de droit international, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium).

Immi has a background as a professional of public international law. She has worked for the Foreign Service, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland; the Legal Unit of the European Police Cooperation Organisation (The Hague); the European Space Agency Legal Department (Paris) and the European Space Agency Office for Cooperation with the EU Institutions (Brussels). From 1995 - 1999 she participated as a governmental delegate in the negotiations of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and subsequent legal instruments in the frame of the United Nations.

Immi has conducted research in several universities and research institutes in Europe. Her research has focused on international criminal law and international cooperation in criminal matters, history of international law, law & film, law & media, as well as gender history. She has published over 30 articles and book chapters, as well as reviews and media articles. She has edited and co-authored books, most recently: The New Histories of International Criminal Law: Retrials (OUP, 2019) with Thomas Skouteris; and The Dawn of a Discipline: International Criminal Law and Its Early Exponents (CUP, forthcoming 2019) with Frédéric Mégret.

Immi's academic work is driven by a commitment to critical interdisciplinarity and a quest to reach audiences beyond the academic context. Her current research project, carried out during the fellowship at the Centre, aims at producing alternative, gender-sensitive narratives of the past – and future – of international law and international lawyers, in a broad international collaboration with international law scholars, historians, sociologists, IR scholars, gender studies experts, political scientists, film and media scholars.

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Expertise Details

public international law; international criminal law; history of international law; gender history; law & film