Kim Thuy Seelinger, JD
Kim Thuy Seelinger, JD, is an expert on sexual violence in armed conflict and forced displacement. She has conducted several interdisciplinary studies focused on protection and accountability in Central America, the Mediterranean, and Africa. This work has been integrated into global guidance for humanitarian response as well as the investigation of conflict-related sexual violence. Seelinger currently serves as Special Adviser on Sexual Violence in Conflict to the International Criminal Court Prosecutor, in The Hague. She is also a technical advisor for the Global Survivors’ Fund, established by 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winners Dr. Denis Mukwege and Ms. Nadia Murad. Seelinger holds a joint appointment with the School of Law, where she is a visiting professor.
Kim Thuy Seelinger is an expert on sexual violence related to armed conflict and forced displacement. She focuses on systems of legal accountability in conflict-affected settings, as well as sexual violence survivors’ access to support and protection in humanitarian crises. Seelinger is currently working with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to improve understanding of the disclosure of sexual violence in rapid migration and the treatment of intimate partner violence in asylum procedures in the Americas. Seelinger holds a joint appointment with the School of Law, where she is a visiting professor. She also serves as the founding director of the Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration within the Institute of Public Health.