Travel and Learning Award for Olivia Klinkum

Supporting Olivia Klinkum to complete the remainder of her year-long position as a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court.

Borrin Foundation Travel and Learning Award

Olivia’s plan

Olivia has been awarded a Travel and Learning Award to support an internship at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, the Netherlands.  As a Visiting Professional in Chambers, Olivia is assisting Judges and legal officers with legal research and analysis on international criminal law (ICL) and procedure. Being based in the Hague will also allow Olivia to connect with other international organisations, institutions and NGOs focused on criminal justice and human rights law.  She plans to identify and write about contemporary developments in ICL and human rights law of relevance to New Zealand.

About Olivia

Olivia developed a strong interest in criminal justice and international law while studying at the University of Otago.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and French. After graduating, Olivia worked as a Judge’s Clerk at the New Zealand Court of Appeal and then for a large law firm in litigation and criminal prosecution.  In 2022 Olivia completed an LLM at Harvard Law School, where her classes included sentencing, human rights law, transitional justice and environmental justice.  She is looking forward to combining her interests in international law and criminal justice at the ICC.

Grant Amount

$9,157 in 2023

“I am very grateful for the Borrin Foundation’s support, which allows me to play a small part in contributing to the ICC’s mission to end impunity for the gravest international crimes.”

– Olivia Klinkum