Jelena Djuric is Program Editor of Canada’s NATO division at the Atlantic Council of Canada. She is currently pursuing a degree in peace, conflict and justice studies at the University of Toronto. She was previously an intern with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague, where she assisted the defense. Additionally, she has extensive research experience with organizations including the Canadian International Council, the G20 Research Group and the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Her research interests include human rights security, international humanitarian law and conflict resolution. Jelena believes in the evolving power of customary international law to mitigate the violent consequences of war in the future. You can contact her at, or find her on Linkedin at