Charlie is a legal intern/trainee at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in the Netherlands, and thus also the MEMOCRACY Project assistant for the Dutch team.
He holds two LL.Ms in Public International Law and European Law, Cum Laude, from Leiden University (Universiteit Leiden) in the Netherlands. During that time, he has explored a wide variety of legal interests via various mediums. Principally, through moot court competitions, and legal competition of which he has won multiple. His theses have covered EU legal autonomy, human rights, space law, and international arbitral dispute settlement. He has also interned and researched for the Space Court Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to developing the rule of law in extra-terrestrial affairs.
Having under taken studies of the Soviet Union and the British empire in college, he has a very keen interest in the legal developments of the post-soviet space of Eastern-most Europe which has ultimately shaped by post-imperialist struggle. Of particular interest, and upon which he has researched most, is the human rights situation in the Baltic states; and that of Latvia in particular. While interning at Asser as assistant to the MEMOCRACY project, he hopes to conduct further research into this area, and continue to explore the development of the very unique human rights situation taking place in Latvia, and especially the struggle between assertion of Latvian national identity while integrating and upholding the human rights of the sizable Russian minority there.
His main areas of Interest are International Dispute Settlement, EU constitutional law, public international law, international space law, and human rights.