Lauren is an Associate at Omnia. Her practice focuses on public international law, international criminal law and human rights. She also represents States and private clients in arbitration proceedings.
Lauren has acted on a wide range of public international law cases including State responsibility, diplomatic protection, treaty law, international criminal law, international organisations, the law of the sea and investment law. She advises on the prevention and prosecution of mass atrocities (with regard to both international and domestic proceedings) and the establishment of transitional justice accountability mechanisms. Lauren regularly represents clients on matters involving international human rights law such as arbitrary detention, judicial independence, enforced disappearance and torture.
Recent highlights of Lauren’s practice include advising a State with respect to a maritime boundary delimitation, representing individuals in complaints to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and other UN human rights mechanisms, successfully challenging an INTERPOL red notice, advising a minority rights group with respect to a campaign for justice and accountability in connection with atrocities committed against this group, advising a Government on the establishment of transitional justice mechanisms and cooperation obligations in respect of the International Criminal Court, advising a national prosecution authority regarding extradition requests concerning international crimes, and representing a former head of State with respect to international human rights and extradition concerns. Lauren is a contributor to the Oxford University Press module on international criminal law.
Before joining Omnia, Lauren worked at the International Centre for Transitional Justice in The Hague and at the International Criminal Court as a member of the defence team of Charles Blé Goudé in the case against the former President of the Ivory Coast (Laurent Gbagbo).
Lauren is admitted to the New York Bar. She holds an LL.B. (honours) from King’s College London, an LLM in European and Comparative Law from the Humboldt University of Berlin, a Maîtrise in International Law from the Panthéon-Assas University in Paris and an LLM in Advanced Studies in Public International Law (cum laude) from Leiden University.
Lauren is fluent in English, French & German and writes Spanish to an advanced standard.