Brianne McGonigle Leyh is an assistant professor with Utrecht University’s Netherlands Institute of Human Rights where she is an attorney specializing in transitional justice, human rights, victims’ rights and international criminal law and procedure. She is an executive editor of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights and is a senior counsel and co-director of the Netherlands Office of the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), a global pro bono law firm providing legal assistance to states and non-state entities on a range of legal issues. Previously, Brianne has worked as co-counsel on a legal team representing civil parties before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and has held a Visiting Professional position at the International Criminal Court’s Office of Public Counsel for Victims. Before receiving her PhD in law from Utrecht University in 2011, she received her Bachelors degree (BA) in 2002 from Boston University, graduating magna cum laude with a self-crafted major in the study of international law and human rights. She received her Law degree (JD) in 2006 from American University’s Washington College of Law, graduating cum laude, and one year later her Masters degree (MA) in International Affairs from American University’s School of International Service.