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Hirad Abtahi

Hirad Abtahi is the first Legal Adviser of the Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC), where he has also acted as Chef de Cabinet in the Immediate Office of the President. Prior to joining the ICC, he served the Chambers of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), particularly in the Milosevic trial. Hirad Abtahi was also a legal consultant with the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists, on behalf of which he advised the ICTY Registry on issues such as the relocation of victims and witnesses, the conditions of detention of accused persons and the enforcement of sentences in third countries. He has lectured and published in English, French, and Persian on human rights, humanitarian law, and international criminal law. This has included teaching at The Hague Academy of International Law's 2008 winter session. He has a Diplôme d'études approfondies in international law and has been educated in Iran, France, Canada and England.

Payam Akhavan

Payam Akhavan is Associate Professor at McGill University. He teaches and researches in the areas of public international law, international criminal law and transitional justice, with a particular interest in human rights and multiculturalism, war crimes prosecutions, UN reform and the prevention of genocide. He was previously the Boulton Senior Fellow at McGill, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and Visiting Lecturer and Senior Fellow at Yale Law School and the Yale University Centre for International and Area Studies. He has published extensively including "Beyond Impunity: Can International Criminal Justice Prevent Future Atrocities?" (2001) 95 American Journal of International Law 7 selected by the International Library of Law and Legal Theory as one of "the most significant published journal essays in contemporary legal studies". He is also the author of the Report on the Work of the Office of the Special Advisor of the United Nations Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide (2005).

Silvana Arbia

Silvana Arbia is a Judge of the Corte di Cassazione of Italy. She was formerly the second Registrar of the International Criminal Court. After gaining experience as a judge and prosecutor in Italy, she made her international début as a Senior Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda where she has also worked as Chief of Prosecutions. She obtained her master's degree in law from the University of Padua in Italy in 1976 and, while working, continued her training in order to specialise in European law (at the Academy of European Law in Florence) and international law (at The Hague Academy of International Law). She undertook additional training at the René Cassin International Institute of Human Rights in 1989 and at the Canadian Human Rights Foundation in 1995. She has also been a consultant with the non-governmental organisation CRIC.

Ruzena Bajcsy

Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director Emeritus of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Science (CITRIS). Her current research areas include artificial intelligence; biosystems and computational biology; control, intelligent systems, and robotics; graphics and human-computer interaction, computer vision; and security. From November 2001 to 2004, she served as director of CITRIS, an initiative bringing together the University of California campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz with private industry to develop ways to use information technology to affect people's daily lives. Prior to joining Berkeley, Dr. Bajcsy headed the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation where she managed a $500 million annual budget. As a former faculty member of the University of Pennsylvania, she also served as the Director of the University's General Robotics and Active Sensory Perception Laboratory, which she founded in 1978, and chaired the Computer and Information Science department from 1985 to 1990.

M. Cherif Bassiouni (2009-2017)

M. Cherif Bassiouni was one of the founders of modern international criminal law, and a pillar of support for CILRAP and its activities. CILRAP’s M.C. Bassiouni Justice Award was established in 2012 in his name and honour. He was a Distinguished Research Professor of Law at DePaul University, where he taught for 45 years (since 1964), and the President of the International Human Rights Law Institute (since 1990). He was the President of the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences, Siracusa, Italy (since 1988), the Honorary President of the International Association of Penal Law (President 1989-2004), and non-resident Professor of Criminal Law at The University of Cairo. He was a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. in 1972, Visiting Professor of Law, New York University Law School in 1971, and Fulbright-Hays Professor of International Criminal Law, the University of Freiburg, Germany in 1970. His legal education was in Egypt, France, Switzerland and the United States. In addition, he received several honorary degrees. He is the author or editor of numerous books on international criminal law, comparative criminal law, human rights, and U.S. criminal law. Professor Bassiouni is among those who have influenced the development of international criminal most significantly.

Dr. Olympia Bekou

Dr. Olympia Bekou is Professor and Head of the International Criminal Justice Unit of the Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre. A qualified lawyer, she specialises in international criminal law with particular expertise in national implementing legislation for the ICC. Olympia has provided research and capacity building support for 63 States, through intensive training to more than 75 international government officials and drafting assistance to Samoa (with legislation enacted in November 2007), Fiji and Jamaica. She is responsible for the National Implementing Legislation Database (NILD) of the ICC Legal Tools Project and has researched and taught extensively worldwide. She has undertaken CMN missions to several countries, including the DRC.

Jon Bing (2009-2014)

Jon Bing was Professor in Information Technology Law at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, University of Oslo, between 1988 and his passing in 2014. He was an international pioneer in legal informatics, in particular in the area of legal information retrieval. He served as consultant to numerous national and international organisations and as a member of the European Commission DG XIII's Legal Advisory Board. His fields of expertise included intellectual property, media law, data protection and telecommunications law. He assisted the development of legal information systems in Norway and other countries including Bulgaria, Portugal, Tanzania and the former Yugoslavia. He authored numerous academic publications and fiction.  

Gilbert Bitti

Gilbert Bitti is Senior Legal Adviser to the Pre-Trial Division of the International Criminal Court (ICC). He has been a member of the French Delegation during the ICC negotiations in the Ad Hoc Committee (1995), Preparatory Committee (1996-1998), Rome Conference (1998) and Preparatory Commission (1999-2002). Before that, he was Counsel to the French Government at the European Court of Human Rights (1993-2002). He is also a former Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law in Paris. Bitti is the author of numerous publications on the ICC and he speaks regularly at academic conferences on international criminal justice. 

Serge Brammertz

Dr. Serge Brammertz is the Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals since 29 February 2016. He has also been the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia ('ICTY'), a position he held from 1 January 2008 until the closure of ICTY in December 2017. In that role, Dr. Brammertz was responsible for the prosecution of all trials and appeals before the Tribunal. Prior to joining the ICTY, Dr. Brammertz was the Commissioner of the United Nations International Independent Investigation Commission ('UNIIIC') in Beirut, Lebanon. Dr. Brammertz headed the investigation into the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri from January 2006 until the end of 2007.

J. Peter Burgess

J. Peter Burgess is Professor and Chair of Geopolitics of Risk at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, Adjunct Professor at the Center for Advanced Security Theory (CAST), University of Copenhagen and Associate Researcher at the Centre for Law, Science, Technology and Society Studies (LSTS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Dr. Burgess has held positions as a Research Fellow at Volda College (Norway), at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, as a Jean Monnet Fellow in the Department of History and Civilisation (1998-1999) and in the Robert Schumann Centre for Advanced Studies (1999-2000).

David Cohen

David Cohen is the Director of WSD Handa Centre for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University. He is also a visiting professor at Stanford University, Professor in the Graduate School at UC Berkeley, and Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley (1979-2012) where he was the Ancker Distinguished Professor for the Humanities and the founding Director of the Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center. Since 2000, he has collaborated on human rights projects in Asia with the East-West Center in Honolulu, a federally funded Asia-Pacific research center. There he serves as Director of the Asian International Justice Initiative and as Senior Fellow in International Law. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford. The War Crimes Studies Program of the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice and the Hoover Library and Archive are collaborating on archival and IT-projects in Cambodia, Sierra Leon, the former Yugoslavia and China.

Arne-Willy Dahl

Arne-Willy Dahl was Judge Advocate General for the Norwegian Armed Forces, and in that capacity responsible for penal prosecution in military cases and for legal advice in summary punishment cases. Since 1982, he has taken positions as a lecturer at the Army Academy, Judge Advocate for Eastern Norway, District Attorney (Public Prosecutor) in Oslo, Head of the Legal Services of the Norwegian Armed Forces, and Prosecutor at the Office of the Director for Public Prosecutions with special responsibility for war crimes. He has written "Håndbok i militær folkerett" (a handbook on military international law) and was President of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War.

Yoram Dinstein (2009-2024)

Yoram Dinstein, a world-renowned expert on international humanitarian law, was Professor of International Law at Tel Aviv University where he served as President, Rector and Dean of Law. He was, inter alia, member of the Institute of International Law, President of Israel's national branch of the International Law Association and of the Israel United Nations Association, Chairman of the Israel national branch of Amnesty International, member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, member of the Council of the San Remo International Institute of Humanitarian Law, and Editor of the Israel Yearbook on Human Rights. He published extensively in the field of international law. He was a strong supporter of the work of CILRAP.

Mark S. Ellis

As Executive Director of the International Bar Association (IBA) Mark Ellis leads the foremost international organization of bar associations, law firms and individual lawyers in the world. The IBA is comprised of 198 bar associations and 30,000 individual members from 194 countries. Prior to joining the IBA, Mr. Ellis spent ten years as the first Executive Director of the Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI), a project of the American Bar Association (ABA). Providing technical legal assistance to twenty-eight countries in Central Europe and the former Soviet Union, and to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, CEELI remains the most extensive international pro bono legal assistance project ever undertaken by the US legal community.

Jon Elster

Jon Elster is Robert K. Merton Professor of Social Science at Columbia University and holder of the Chaire de Rationalité et Sciences Sociales at the Collège de France. He has published numerous books, among the most recent of which are Ulysses Unbound: Studies in Rationality, Precommitment, and Constraints (Cambridge, 2002), Closing the Books: Transitional Justice in Historical Perspective (Cambridge, 2004), Explaining Social Behavior: More Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences (Cambridge, 2007), and Reason and Rationality (Princeton, 2008).

Siri S. Frigaard

Siri S. Frigaard is a former Chief Public Prosecutor and former Director of the Norwegian National Authority for Prosecution of Organised and Other Serious Crime, a position she held from the beginning of this office in 2005 until 2014. Prior to this office, she was the Deputy Director of the National Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) in Norway (2003-05). She has been a Public Prosecutor in Norway since 1985, and Senior Public Prosecutor and Deputy Director for the regional prosecution office in Oslo since 1993. From January 2002 until May 2003, she was Deputy General Prosecutor for Serious Crimes in East Timor, in charge of the investigation and prosecution of the serious crimes committed in the country prior to 1999. She has also served as Senior Prosecutor and Special Legal Adviser to the General Prosecutor of Albania from June 1999 to October 2001. She has represented Norway in different committees in the European Council in Strasbourg and also in the Baltic Sea Co-operation concerning international legal aid. She was a member of the Norwegian Parliament's Accountability Select Committee from 2008 to 2014. She is a member of the executive board of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and Conflict Committee of the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP).

James A. Goldston

James A. Goldston is the founding Executive Director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, an operational arm of the Soros foundations network that promotes rights-based law reform worldwide. The Justice Initiative pursues international litigation, advocacy and research to address a wide range of problems, including mass atrocity crimes, statelessness, racial discrimination, barriers to free expression, excessive pre-trial detention, and corruption linked to exploitation of natural resources. In 2007-08, Goldston served as Coordinator of Prosecutions and Senior Trial Attorney at the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where he oversaw litigation in all cases involving the Office of the Prosecutor, including with respect to the situations in Darfur, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Central African Republic. Previously, as Legal Director of the Budapest-based European Roma Rights Center, Goldston spearheaded the development of ground-breaking civil rights cases before the European Court of Human Rights and United Nations treaty bodies. He was lead counsel in the decade-long litigation culminating in the landmark 2007 judgment of the Court in DH v. Czech Republic, which for the first time found a nationwide systemic practice of discrimination in breach of the European Convention. Goldston has also served as Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, Director General for Human Rights of the Mission to Bosnia-Herzegovina of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, researcher for Human Rights Watch, and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School.

Richard J. Goldstone

Richard J. Goldstone is a former justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and was the first Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda. Justice Goldstone was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the Independent International Committee which investigated the Iraq Oil for Food program. Justice Goldstone was also co-chairperson of the International Task Force on Terrorism established by the International Bar Association; director of the American Arbitration Association; a member of the International Group of Advisers of the International Committee of the Red Cross; and national president of the National Institute of Crime Prevention and the Rehabilitation of Offenders (NICRO).

Hanne Sophie Greve

Hanne Sophie Greve is Vice President of the Gulating High Court, Norway; and President of the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. She has previously served, inter alia, as an Expert in the UN Commission of Experts for the Former Yugoslavia established pursuant to UNSC resolution 780 of 6 October 1992 (1993-94); and Judge at the European Court of Human Rights (1998-2004). In the United Nations she has held office as a UNHCR assistant protection officer (1979-1981, duty station Bangkok) and as a mediator for the UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia (1992-beginning of 1993, duty station Phnom Penh). She has had several consultancies in and lectured extensively on international law (human rights, refugee law and criminal justice).

Fabricio Guariglia

Dr. Fabricio Guariglia is Director of Prosecutions, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC). Dr. Guariglia has previously served as Appeals Counsel, Office of the Prosecutor, ICTY and a member of the Argentine ICC delegation to the Rome Conference. His academic appointments include the positions of visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, where he taught international law and international criminal law, Permanent Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law and Procedure at the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, and Visiting Professor at the University of Münster. He has taught numerous courses and spoken at conferences on the problems of international criminal law, comparative criminal law and human rights. Dr. Guariglia has published extensively in the field.

Franz Günthner

Dr. Franz Günthner is Professor of Computational Linguistics at the Centrum for Informations und Sprachwissenschaft (CIS) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, Germany. His background is in philosophy and linguistics. He is a renowned expert in computational linguistics and has become known for collaborating to the development of a number of famous online search platforms since 1996: AltaVista, Fast Search and Transfer (now purchased by Microsoft), RealNames, JobaNova, Exorbyte, All The Web, etc. He was a Professor of General and Computational Linguistics at the University of Tübingen (1977-1989) before joining the LMU in 1990. His research interests include all areas of text processing and in particular the transformation of textual corpora in lexical and grammatical representations (that is, computationally deployable electronic dictionaries and local grammars). He was also instrumental in the design and realization of a number of search engines, in particular of the first large-scale scientific search engine on the web www.scirus.com. His present work concerns the use of linguistic techniques in page and link analysis on the web, especially for the construction of vertical search engines. 

Wolfgang Kaleck

Wolfgang Kaleck is the Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al and co-foun­der of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), a lawy­er spe­cial­iz­ing in crim­i­nal law, who has estab­lished an in­ter­na­tio­n­al rep­u­ta­tion as an ad­vo­cate for hu­man rights. Af­ter com­plet­ing his law de­gree in Bonn in 1990, Kaleck served as a le­gal in­tern at the Comis­sion de Dere­chos Hu­manos de Gu­ate­mala. He founded the law firm Kaleck.Hum­mel.Recht­san­wälte in 1991, following which he worked as a spe­cial­ist so­lic­i­tor in crim­i­nal law. Since 1998, he has been the attorney of the Koali­tion der Straflosigkeit, which fights to hold Ar­gentinean mil­i­tary of­fi­cials ac­count­able for the mur­der and dis­ap­pear­ance of Ger­mans dur­ing the Ar­gen­tine dic­ta­tor­ship. 

Hans-Peter Kaul (2009-2014)

Judge Hans-Peter Kaul was a Judge at the International Criminal Court from 2003 until fatal illness forced him to resign in July 2014. He was re-elected for a second term in 2006, and served as a member of Pre-Trial Chamber II when he resigned, seized during his time with the situations of Uganda, the Central African Republic and Kenya. On 11 March 2009, he was elected Second Vice-President of the Court for a period of three years. Before his election as ICC Judge, he was a diplomat at the German Federal Foreign Office. During 1996-2003, he was head of the German delegation and chief negotiator in the process leading to the establishment of the International Criminal Court. In November 2008, he received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, Faculty of Law from the University of Cologne. He published extensively in the field of public international law in general and international criminal law in particular. His publications are available in the ICC Legal Tools Database. Judge Kaul was an exceptionally courageous and persistent defender of the integrity of international criminal law and the International Criminal Court. He was also a strong supporter of the Centre for International Law Research and Policy.

Mark Klamberg

Jur. dr. Mark Klamberg is Associate Professor in international law at Stockholm University. Previously, he was Associate Professor at Uppsala University (2013-2015) and a visiting lecturer at Edinburgh University (2014-2017). He is the author of several publications on international criminal law, including the books ‘Evidence in International Criminal Trials’ (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2013) and ‘Power and Law in the International Society’ (Routledge, 2015). He is the Chief Editor of the ‘Commentary on the Law of the ICC’ (‘CLICC’).

Christopher Keith Hall (2009-2013)

Christopher Keith Hall was a principal civil society leader behind the creation of the International Criminal Court. Columbia College in New York City (1972); University of Chicago Law School (1978); Associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York City (1978 to 1982) (extensive pro bono litigation on behalf of Haitian and Cuban refugees); Instructor (1982-1983) and Adjunct Professor (1983-1984) at the University of Miami School of Law; Associate at Kurzban, Kurzban & Weinger in Miami (1983-1984); Assistant Attorney General of the State of New York (1984-1990); Legal Adviser (1990 to 2004) and Senior Legal Adviser, International Justice Project (since 2004), International Secretariat, Amnesty International, London. He was responsible for Amnesty International's efforts to establish and support the International Criminal Court, and its work on other international justice issues, including other international criminal courts, universal jurisdiction, amnesties, immunities and rule of law. Hall was one of the most respected lawyers in the international criminal justice movement. He worked closely with the FICHL on a number of projects.

Frits Kalshoven (2009-2014)

Frits Kalshoven was Professor Emeritus of Public International Law and International Humanitarian Law at Leiden University. He served as Professor of International Humanitarian Law at Leiden University (1967-1989) and at the University of Groningen (1999-2002). He was the first Chairman of the UN Commission of Experts for serious violations of international humanitarian Law in the former Yugoslavia (1992-1993), and member of the International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission established pursuant to Protocol I Additional to the Geneva Conventions (1991-2001, of which the last five years as President). In 2002, Professor Kalshoven was awarded the Henry Dunant Medal, the highest distinction of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Professor Kalshoven is the author of numerous publications on the laws of armed conflict. He was a strong supporter of the activities of CILRAP. TOAEP’s book ‘Quality Control in Fact-Finding’ was dedicated to him and he was guest of honour at its launch at a side-event to the Session of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court in The Hague on 25 November 2013.

Erkki Kourula

Erkki Kourula has served as Judge at the International Criminal Court. He holds a Ph.D. in international law from the University of Oxford. He has held various research positions in international law, including international humanitarian law and human rights, and has acted as a professor of international law. His experience includes working as a district judge in Finland dealing with criminal cases. Judge Kourula followed closely the developments leading to the establishment of the ICTY and ICTR and was actively involved in the negotiations of the Rome Statute (1995-1998) as head of the Finnish Delegation to the Preparatory Committee and as head of the Finnish Delegation to the Rome Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court. From 1998 to 2002, Judge Kourula has participated in many international conferences, contributed to publications and written articles on international law, including victims' issues.

Claus Kreß

Claus Kreß (Dr. jur. Cologne; LL.M. Cantab.) is Professor for Criminal Law and Public International Law at Cologne University where he holds the Chair for German, European and International Criminal Law and is the Director of Institute for International Peace and Security Law and the Law of Armed Conflict. He received the 2014 M.C. Justice Bassiouni Award dedicated to “outstanding academic service to international criminal law”. His prior practice was in the German Federal Ministry of Justice on matters of criminal law and international law. Since 1998 he represents Germany in the negotiations regarding the International Criminal Court. He was member of the Expert Group on the German Code of Crimes under International Law (2000-2001). He acted as War Crimes Expert for the Prosecutor General for East Timor (2001), as Head of the ICC's Drafting Committee for the Regulations of the Court (2004) and as a sub-coordinator in the ongoing negotiations on the crime of aggression. He serves on the editorial boards of International Criminal Law Review and Journal of International Criminal Justice.

Susan R. Lamb

Susan R. Lamb is an invited professor (profesora convidada) at the Faculty of Law of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal. She also works as an international criminal justice consultant, including as a Deployable Civilian Expert to the Stabilisation Unit of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She has approximately 20 years’ practice as an international criminal and humanitarian lawyer before a variety of international criminal tribunals, including as Senior Legal Officer of the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge trials (UNAKRT); Chef de Cabinet of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR); and various roles before the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). She has more recently worked with related civil society initiatives seeking accountability for atrocity crimes committed in the course of the Syrian conflict and against the Rohingya. She has a B.A.(Hons) and LL.B.(Hons) from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and undertook doctoral studies at Balliol College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. She is admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and has taught at various universities in Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia.

David Luban

David Luban is University Professor and Professor of Law and Philosophy at Georgetown University. He received his B.A. from the University of Chicago and Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University. He has held visiting appointments in law at Harvard, Stanford, and Yale Law Schools, and visiting appointments in philosophy at Dartmouth College and the University of Melbourne; in 1982 he was a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institutes in Frankfurt and Hamburg. In addition, Luban has been a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and held a Guggenheim Fellowship.  Luban has published numerous books and articles, most recently International and Transnational Criminal Law (with Julie R. O'Sullivan and David P. Stewart) and Legal Ethics and Human Dignity. He writes on legal ethics, legal theory, international criminal law, just war theory, and, most recently, US torture policy.

Juan E. Méndez

Juan E. Méndez is Professor of Human Rights Law in Residence at the American University – Washington College of Law, where he is Faculty Director of the Anti-Torture Initiative. He was the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment from 1 November 2010 until 31 October 2016. He has served as Co-Chair of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association (2010-2011), Special Adviser on Crime Prevention to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (2009-2010), President of the International Center for Transnational Justice (ICTJ) (2004-2009), and Kofi Annan’s Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide (2004-2007). He is a Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists and President Emeritus of ICTJ.

Adel Maged

Justice Adel Maged is Judge and Vice President of the Egyptian Court of Cassation (Criminal Division). He was appointed Public Prosecutor in April 1987, and served as a Judge at the Courts of First Instance, Chief Prosecutor at the Criminal Division of the Court of Cassation, Judge at the Egyptian Court of Appeals, and for several years on secondment to the Ministry of Justice of the United Arab Emirates as a Legal Advisor on International Law and Treaty Affairs. In his current capacity, Justice Maged reviews and adjudicates high profile criminal cases (such as mass murder, terrorism and organized crime). He is also the founder of the Department of Legal Research and International Relations at the Court of Cassation and acted as the Director of this Department from 2009 to 2011. Justice Maged is a lecturer in criminal law and criminal procedural law at the Faculty of Shari'a and Law, al-Azhar University in Cairo, and founding member of the research group ‘Islam, Law and Modernity’ at Durham Law School. He has advised the ICC Office of the Prosecutor and the Arab League of States, including as Expert Advisor on Human Trafficking to the League. His publications include books and articles, in Arabic and English, on international criminal law, the rule of law, justice reform, transitional justice, human trafficking and Islamic (criminal) law. He holds a Bachelor of Law from Alexandria University; an LL.M. on Internationalization of Crime and Criminal Justice from Utrecht University; and a Diploma on International Law and Organization for Development from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.

Alexander Muller

Dr. Alexander Muller is the Founding Director of the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law. He holds a PhD from Leiden University and is on the editorial board of the Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, International Organizations Law Review and Hague Colloquium on Fundamental Principles of Law Series. He has previously served as Special Adviser on External Relations to the Registrar at the International Criminal Court and Senior Legal Adviser and Head of the Legal Department of the Registry of the ICTY. Dr. Muller is the author and editor of several volumes on international law.

Erik Møse

Erik Møse serves as judge in the European Court of Human Rights, formerly the Norwegian Supreme Court and as Vice President (1999 to 2003) and President of the ICTR (2003-2007). He participated in the drafting of Protocols 6 to 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights and pleaded cases before the European Court and Commission of Human Rights. He chaired the Committee which elaborated the draft act on incorporation of human rights conventions into Norwegian law. Judge Møse graduated from the University of Oslo and had post-graduate studies in Geneva. Since 1981, he has been lecturing at Oslo University. He is a Fellow at the University of Essex (UK) and has published extensively in the field of human rights.

Motoo Noguchi

Motoo Noguchi is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court since 2012. He was previously public prosecutor in Japan (1985-1996), counsel at the Office of the General Counsel of Asian Development Bank (2000-2004), professor at UNAFEI (2004-2012), international judge of the Supreme Court Chamber at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC, 2006-2012), legal advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on international criminal justice (2004-), and Director of International Cooperation Department of the Research and Training Institute, Ministry of Justice (2012-). Noguchi graduated from the University of Tokyo, faculty of law (1983) and the Legal Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (1985). He was visiting scholar at University of Washington, School of Law (1992-93), visiting professional at the ICC (2005), visiting fellow at Yale Law School, Schell Center for International Human Rights (2006-07), and visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (2009-).

Gro Nystuen

Gro Nystuen is distinguished Norwegian international lawyer, formerly Chair of the Council on Ethics for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global and a founding partner of the International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI). She is Dr. juris and was Associate Professor at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights at the University of Oslo. Dr. Nystuen has been in the Norwegian Foreign Service since 1991. She chaired the Government Petroleum Fund's Advisory Commission on International Law until November 2004 when it was replaced by the Council on Ethics and was also a member of the Graver Committee which proposed the ethical guidelines for the Petroleum Fund. She has been Chair of the Council since its establishment in 2004. She also lectures at the Norwegian Defense Staff College.

William Pace

William Pace is the Executive Director of the World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy. He has served as the Convenor of the Coalition for an International Criminal Court since it was founded in 1995 and is a co-founder and steering committee member of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect. He previously served as the Secretary-General of the Hague Appeal for Peace, the Director of the Center for the Development of International Law, and the Director of Section Relations of the Concerts for Human Rights Foundation at Amnesty International, among other positions. He is the President of the Board of the Center for United Nations Reform Education and an Advisory Board member of the One Earth Foundation, as well as the co-founder of the NGO Steering Committee for the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and the NGO Working Group on the United Nations Security Council. He is the recipient of the William J. Butler Human Rights Medal from the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights and currently serves as an Ashoka Foundation Fellow. Mr. Pace has authored numerous articles and reports on international justice, international affairs and UN issues, multilateral treaty processes, and civil society participation in international decision-making.

Jelena Pejić

Jelena Pejić is a Legal Adviser at the ICRC's Legal Division in Geneva responsible, among other things, for issues related to terrorism and international humanitarian law. Prior to joining the ICRC, she was a Senior Program Coordinator at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights in New York (now Human Rights First), responsible for the Committee's work on issues of international criminal justice, including the establishment of a permanent International Criminal Court. Ms. Pejić holds an LL.M. degree from Columbia University Law School and a law degree from Belgrade University Law School, where she was a lecturer in Public International Law and International Relations. She has written and presented extensively on various issues of international humanitarian law, human rights law and criminal law.

Robert Petit

Robert Petit was International Co-Prosecutor for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (2006-2009). He is a war crimes prosecutor in Canada, having served as a crown prosecutor in Montreal for eight years. From 1996 to 1999, he was a lawyer in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Between 1999 and 2004, he was legal advisor for the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, a prosecutor for the Serious Crimes Unit of the United Nations Mission of Support to East Timor, and prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Ulf Petrusson

Dr. Ulf Petrusson is Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Innovation and Social Change at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Intellectual Property and Program Director of the Intellectual Capital Management Master Programme co-founded by the Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg. His research areas include intellectual property and commercial law, law and technology, law and economics, jurisprudence and legal theory, and management of technology, innovation and intellectual assets.

Klaus Rackwitz

Klaus Rackwitz is the Director of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. Previously, he served as the Administrative Director of Eurojust (2011-2016), Senior Administrative Manager of the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC (2003-2011), and as a Member of the Preparatory Team of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor (2002). In Germany, he served as a judge presiding over criminal and civil cases at courts of first instance and appeal (1990-1996), and later worked at the Division for Information Technology in the Ministry of Justice of North Rhine-Westphalia, which he also headed for a number of years (1996-2002). He has lectured at the Universities of Cologne and Düsseldorf, and the Technical Academy of Wuppertal.

Joseph Rikhof

Joseph Rikhof has received a BCL, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands; an LL.B, McGill University; a Diploma in Air and Space Law, McGill University; and a Ph.D. from Galway University. He teaches the course International Criminal Law at the University of Ottawa. He is former Senior Counsel, Manager of the Law with the Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Section of the Department of Justice, Canada. He was a visiting professional with the International Criminal Court in 2005 while also serving as Special Counsel and Policy Advisor to the Modern War Crimes Section of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration between 1998 and 2002. His area of expertise lies with the law related to organized crime, terrorism, genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, especially in the context of immigration and refugee law. He has written a large number of articles exploring these research interests and has lectured on the same topics in North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

Darryl Robinson

Darryl Robinson is a professor of international law, international criminal law and international human rights law at Queen's University in Canada. From 1997-2004, he served as a Legal Officer at Foreign Affairs Canada, where his work in the negotiation of the International Criminal Court Statute and in the development of Canada's new war crimes legislation earned him a Minister's Citation and a Minister's Award for Foreign Policy Excellence. From 2004 to 2006, he was an adviser to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, helping to shape the first policies and strategies of the new institution.  From 2006 to 2008, he was a Fellow, Adjunct Professor and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.  He joined Queen's University Faculty of Law in July 2008.  Professor Robinson was a Hauser Scholar at New York University School of Law (LL.M. International Legal Studies), and a President's Scholar and Gold Medalist at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law.

Anthony P.V. Rogers

Anthony P.V. Rogers was admitted as a Solicitor, England and Wales, on 11 January 1965. He was commissioned as Captain in the Army Legal Services in 1968 and retired as Director of Army Legal Services in the rank of Major General in 1997. He was appointed OBE in January 1985. His army legal practice included advising ministers, officials, commanders and staffs on military law, criminal law and the law relating to the conduct of military operations; Parliamentary work, e.g. the Armed Forces Acts and subordinate legislation; drafting subordinate legislation for developing countries; teaching military law and the law of war.

William A. Schabas

Professor William A. Schabas is Professor at Middlesex University. He was formerly director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is also a Global Legal Scholar at the University of Warwick School of Law. Professor Schabas holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in history from the University of Toronto and LL.B., LL.M. and LL.D. degrees from the University of Montreal, as well as honorary doctorates in law from Dalhousie University and Case Western Reserve University. Professor Schabas has published widely on international human rights law and is editor-in-chief of Criminal Law Forum, the quarterly journal of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law. In 2009, he was elected President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. He is also the President of the Irish Branch of the International Law Association.

James Silk

James Silk is Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where he directs the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. He is also executive director of the Law School's Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights. He was formerly the director of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights in Washington, D.C. After completing law school, he was an attorney at the Washington law firm of Arnold & Porter, where his pro bono work included representing a Virginia death-row inmate in his appeals. Before attending law school, Professor Silk was editor, policy analyst, and senior writer for the U.S. Committee for Refugees. He has taught English in Shanghai, China. Professor Silk has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in the Humanities from the University of Chicago, and a J.D. from Yale.

Thorvald Stoltenberg (2009-2018)

Thorvald Stoltenberg, prominent Norwegian politician and diplomat, was Foreign Minister of Norway 1987-1989 and 1990-1993, and Minister of Defense 1979-1981. He served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 1990 and United Nations Special Representative and Co-Chairman of the Steering Committee of the International Conference for the Former Yugoslavia 1992-1995. Following studies in Norway, Austria, Switzerland, the USA and Finland, he served the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1958, inter alia, in San Francisco, Belgrade, Lagos and Copenhagen. He was President of the Norwegian Red Cross 1999-2008.

Hansjoerg Strohmeyer

Mr. Strohmeyer is the Chief of the Policy Development and Studies Branch at the UN Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). As such he is the principal policy advisor to the Emergency Relief Coordinator. Until December 2008 he also served as the Head of the Food Policy Support Team of the Secretary-General's High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Crisis and oversaw the development of the Comprehensive Framework for Action and its political support by member states, including the G8 and other OECD countries.

Otto Triffterer (2009-2015)

Professor Emeritus Otto Triffterer was Dean of the University of Salzburg, Faculty of Law, where he worked as a Professor for many years. He was the Director of the annual Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, and the Editor of the Commentary on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. He was one of the leaders of modern international criminal law, investing 50 years of his life in the development of this discipline of international law. Professor Triffterer was a strong supporter of CILRAP from its establishment.

Pål Wrange

Pål Wrange (Ph.D., LL.M.) is Associate Professor of public international law at Stockholm University and Director of the Stockholm Centre for International Law and Justice. He was formerly principal legal advisor at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, inter alia, representing Sweden in ICC-related negotiations. He worked in Uganda 2007-2010, as a consultant for donor embassies and NGO’s and as political adviser for the European Union. Dr. Wrange has published widely on international law, including on the use of force, international criminal law, transitional justice and international humanitarian law, and on international relations and theory. 

YANG Lijun

YANG Lijun is an associate professor in the International Law Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and a senior research fellow of the China Law Centre in the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She has focused on issues of international criminal law for a number of years, in particular on international criminal tribunals, with several publications. She worked as a visiting professional in Chambers of the International Criminal Court in 2005 and as a legal expert in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in 2006. She is one of the authors of the book 'Commentaries on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court' published in China. She holds an LL.M. degree from Peking University, China.

Marcos Zilli

Marcos Zilli is a Professor of Procedural Criminal Law for under-graduate and post-graduate courses at the Faculty of Law, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, and a criminal trial judge. He holds master and doctorate degrees from USP, and specialisation in Economic and European Penal Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra, Portugal, and at the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Science (IBCCrim). He is a member of the Latin American Group for Studies in International Criminal Law organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and co-ordinated by Professor Kai Ambos; a member of the Directive Council of the Revista Brasileira de Ciencias Criminais (Brazilian Magazine of Criminal Science); and Co-ordinator of the Department of International Relations of the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Science.


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