Anneliese Boston, LLM

Research Fellow

Project Activities


Other Activities and Research Interests

International Human Rights Law, Public International Law, Legislative Design and Drafting, Criminal Law, Public Policy

Professional and Academic Background

Since 2/2020 Research Fellow, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

7/2019 – 2/2020 Senior Policy Consultant, New Zealand Government, Wellington (New Zealand)

5/2019 Consultant, International Organization for Migration, Geneva (Switzerland)

1/2019 – 5/2019 Intern, Association for the Prevention of Torture, Geneva (Switzerland)

11/2018 – 1/2019 Intern, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva (Switzerland)

2018 – 2019 Master of International Law (LLM) specialising in international human rights, cum laude, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva (Switzerland)

5/2016 – 9/2018 Lawyer, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Wellington (New Zealand)

7/2014 – 5/2016 Criminal Lawyer, Public Defence Service, Wellington (New Zealand)

2013 – 2014 Postgraduate Certificate in Public Policy, Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington (New Zealand)

1/2012 – 5/2015 Policy Advisor, New Zealand Ministry of Justice, Wellington (New Zealand)

2010 Exchange Programme, Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala (Sweden)

2007 – 2011 Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Otago, Dunedin (New Zealand)

2007 – 2011 Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Otago, Dunedin (New Zealand)

  • Boston, Anneliese (2019). National Preventive Mechanisms: To testify or not to testify? Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
  • Rose Hellaby Scholarship, Māori Education Trust

  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand