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Dr Guénaël Mettraux was appointed Professor of International Criminal Law, with a particular focus on international criminal procedure, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Law.

Prof. Dr. Guénaël Mettraux

Dr Guénaël Mettraux was appointed Professor of International Criminal Law, with a particular focus on international criminal procedure, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Law.

Dr. Mettraux focuses his research on the judicial, legal and procedural system surrounding international crimes such as war crimes, genocide, piracy and crimes against humanity. He is also researching how international tribunals operate in practice, at both procedural and substantive levels. He is also interested in the protection of human rights in the practice of international law, the history of international criminal law, transnational criminal law and transitional law.

Dr. Mettraux practices before a number of international criminal courts and tribunals, including the international criminal tribunals for the former Yugoslavia, the ICC and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Dr. Mettraux is a visiting Professor at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He was previously visiting professor at the University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and the University of Geneva (Switzerland). He has several publications to his name, including The Law of Command Responsibility (Oxford University Press, 2009), Perspectives on the Nuremberg Trial (Oxford University Press, 2008) and International Crimes and the ad hoc Tribunals (Oxford University Press, 2006).