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Jessica Peake


Jessica Peake is the Director of the International and Comparative Law Program at UCLA School of Law. She earned her LL.M. with distinction from Penn Law in 2010 as a Thouron Scholar and also holds an LL.M. in Public International Law from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. Jessica received her LL.B. in European, International and Comparative Law from the University of Sheffield in 2007, and also spent time at the University of Hong Kong. Previously, she worked in the Defense Services Section of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and was an intern in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

  • International criminal law
  • International criminal procedure
  • Comparative criminal procedure
  • Human Rights
  • Public International Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Immigrant Detention Conditions: Law, Policy and Practice in the Asia Pacific Region, Working-Paper, Third Asia Pacific Conference on Refugee Rights, Bangkok, November 2010; Advocacy Position Paper, UNHCR Asia Pacific Detention Conference, Malaysia, November 2011
  • Diplomatic Protection of Dual Nationals: Effective Nationality or Non-Responsibility, Trinity College Law Review, Ireland, February 2007
  • A Spectrum of International Criminal Procedure: Shifting Patterns of Power Distribution in International Criminal Courts and Tribunals, 26 Pace Int’l L. Rev. 182 (2014) 
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  • Visiting Researcher, UCLA School of Law 2012-2013
  • Thouron Scholar 2009