Lina Stotz

Doctoral Research Fellow - Centre for Gender Research
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Visiting address Gaustadalléen 30 0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1040 Blindern 0315 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Children Born of War (CBOW)
  • Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV)
  • International Criminal Law (ICL)
  • International Human Rights Law (IHRL)
  • International Humanitarian Law (IHL)
  • International Courts
  • Intersections between law and society

Lina Stotz is a Doctoral Researcher on the EuroWARCHILD-project at the Centre for Gender Research (STK). EuroWARCHILD aims to explore the experiences and needs of three generations of children born of war (CBOW) in Europe. In her project Stotz studies the role international law plays in the desecuritisation of CBOW in relation to Germany, Sierra Leone and Northern Iraq.


Stotz is a board member of the Children Born of War Project, was section manager on domestic and sexual violence at Terre des Femmes, policy advisor at the Society for Threatened Peoples and trainee at the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice. In these capacities, she worked with victims of sexual violence and with children born of war. Her focus has been the Yazidi community, but she has also advocated on these topics in relation to Uganda,  Myanmar/Bangladesh (Rohingya), Nigeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Stotz has an LL.M. degree in International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law from the Geneva Academy of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and an LL.B. from The Hague University of Applied Sciences in International and European Law, specialising in International Criminal Law.

She received the first prize in her university’s thesis contest of the year 2017 for her LL.B. thesis on a gender-specific interpretation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in relation to the crime of land grabbing. Stotz has lived and worked in Myanmar, Laos, Germany and The Netherlands.


Adam, K-M., Faber, M., Stotz, L. (forthcoming 2022) ‘Das israelische Gesetz zur Verhinderung von sexueller Belästigung (1998) und seine Umsetzung in der israelischen Polizei – ein Vergleich zur Lage und Umsetzung in Deutschland und international‘ DIE POLIZEI.
Stotz, L. (2018) ‘Gender-specific impacts of Land Grabbing under the Rome Statute’ HHS ILSA Law Journal.
Stotz, L. (2017) ‘Land Theft in Cambodia – The Relevance of Women’s Rights under the Rome Statute: Can Land Grabbing in Cambodia amount to Gender-Based Persecution?’ HBO Kennisbank.


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