Cynthia Chamberlain (San José, Costa Rica, 1977) has had a passion for international law and human rights law from a very early age. She obtained her law degree (with honours) from the University of Costa Rica and was admitted to the Costa Rican Bar and appointed as a Public Notary in 2003. In 2005 she obtained a Diploma de Estudios Avanzados (DEA) from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She obtained her PhD in International Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands in 2014. From 2000 to 2003, Cynthia worked with the Instituto Latinoamericano de las Naciones Unidas para la Prevención del Delito y el Tratamiento del Delincuente (ILANUD) in Costa Rica, where she worked in the then ratification campaign for the entry into force of the Rome Statute. She also represented non-governmental organisations, presenting a shadow reports to the CEDAW Committee between 2000 and 2002. Since 2006, Cynthia works as a Legal Officer in the Chambers of the International Criminal Court.