Claire Boost (C.M.H.)
Claire M. H. Boost is a PhD Candidate within the Faculty of Law at Maastricht University, researching the legitimisation strategies developed and implemented by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Alongside her research, Claire teaches two courses: International Criminal Law and 'Atrocity Triangle' (the supranational criminology of gross human rights violations); and supervises bachelor and master theses on topics related to international criminal law, transitional justice, supranational criminology and the criminal justice system in Rwanda. Furthermore, Claire serves on the Board of the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights and is a member of the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Researchers.
- Supranational Criminology
- International Criminal Law
- Transitional Justice
Professional career history
Prior to gaining her position in Maastricht in September 2017, Claire managed and developed programmes focused on human rights, social justice and sustainability located across Africa, Europe and North America – working from regional hubs in London, Nairobi, New York and Amsterdam. She subsequently conducted research within the Centre for International Criminal Justice in Amsterdam.
Claire holds a Master in International Crimes and Criminology (cum laude) from VU Amsterdam, and a Master in Developmental Psychology from Lausanne University.