Student Researchers


Josephine Ndagire, JD, LLM 
SJD Candidate, Emory School of Law


Scholarship: Public International Law • International Human Rights Law 
• International Criminal Law 

Josephine Ndagire is a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) student at the Emory University School of Law working under the supervision of Prof. Martha A. Fineman. Her dissertation examines international and domestic jurisprudence on outrages on personal dignity in armed conflict. The research juxtaposes international law, the Africa human rights system and domestic law in Uganda and Liberia on outrages on personal dignity, while drawing on the experiences in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Rwanda and Sudan.

Prior to enrolling in the SJD program, she worked as an Asst. Lecturer at the Human Rights and Peace Centre, Faculty of Law, Makerere University and as a Project Manager in charge of the Right to Reparations Project, the Eastern Africa International Criminal Justice Initiative and the Pro-Poor Integrity Program at the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative. She has also previously worked as a Staff Attorney at the International Law Institute-African Centre for Legal Excellence and as a Program Officer for Africa Fellow at the International Association of Women Judges.

Ms. Ndagire’s research interests include: international human rights law, transitional justice, gender and the law, international criminal law and international humanitarian law. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (Hons) from Makerere University and a Master of Laws degree in International Human Rights Law (magna cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Josephine Ndagire on Jurisprudence on War Crimes in Armed Conflicts