Dr Orly Stern was a Visiting Fellow of Practice with the Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security at the Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict. Her expertise spans international law (in particular international humanitarian law and international human rights law), armed conflict, gender and gender-based violence, human rights, and access to justice and security. Dr Stern conducts rigorous, in-depth field research in some of the world’s most embattled environments and has led research projects and designed methodologies and research tools for various humanitarian organisations, research institutions and NGOs. She also works as a consultant to humanitarian organisations, NGOs and other development entities.
Dr Stern holds a PhD in law from the London School of Economics, for which she conducted a feminist critique of international humanitarian law (the laws of war). She holds an LL.M in international human rights law from Harvard Law School.