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dr. K.J. Heller

Faculty of Law
Public International Law

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: 10.03
Postal address
  • Postbus 15859
    1001 NJ Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Publications


    • Heller, K. J. (2020). The (Il)legality of a Bloody Nose Strike Against North Korea. International Law Studies (Naval War College), 96.
    • Heller, K. J. (Accepted/In press). The Useless but Beautiful Crime of Aggression. Journal of International Criminal Justice, 16.
    • Heller, K. J., & Venzke, I. (Eds.) (Accepted/In press). Situating Contingency in International Law. Oxford University Press.


    • Heller, K. J. (2019). International Crime. In J. d'Aspremont, & S. Singh (Eds.), Concepts for International Law: Contributions to Disciplinary Thought (pp. 524–539). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [details]
    • Heller, K. J. (Accepted/In press). Mistrial (International Courts and Tribunals). In Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law Oxford University Press.



    • Heller, K. J. (2017). "Taking a Consenting Part": The Lost Mode of Participation. Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review, 39(1), 247-258. [11]. [details]
    • Heller, K. J. (2017). What is an international law crime? (A revisionist theory). Harvard International Law Journal, 58(2), 353-420. [details]
    • Heller, K. J. (Accepted/In press). The UN International Commission of Inquiry and International Crimes in Libya, 2011-2012. In J. Meierhenrich (Ed.), The Law and Practice of International Commissions of Inquiry Oxford University Press.


    • Heller, K. J. (2016). The Use and Abuse of Analogy in IHL. In J. D. Ohlin (Ed.), Theoretical Boundaries of Armed Conflict and Human Rights (pp. 232-286). (ASIL studies in international legal theory ). Cambridge University Press.


    • Heller, K. J., & Moyn, S. (Accepted/In press). The Vietnam War and International Law. In P. Asselin (Ed.), The Cambridge History of the Vietnam War Cambridge University Press.


    • Heller, K. J., Nouwen, S., Megret, F., Ohlin, J., & Robinson, D. (Eds.) (Accepted/In press). The Oxford Handbook of International Criminal Law. Oxford University Press.


    • Heller, K. J. (2018). Criminal Responsibility for the Wola Massacre. In E. Habowski (Ed.), The 1944 Wola Massacre and International Law Warsaw, Poland: Witold Pilecki Center for Totalitarian Studies.


    • Heller, K. J. (2017). Expert Opinions on the Status of Human Experimentation Under Customary International Law (Primary and Rebuttal). ACLU.


    • Heller, K. J. (2017). Book Grant -- $50,000 (US).

    Media appearance

    • Heller, K. J. (21-11-2017). Live Analysis of Verdict [Television] BBC World News. Live Analysis of Mladic Verdict at ICTY.

    Journal editor

    • Heller, K. J. (editor) (2019-2023). Opinio Juris (Journal).
    • Heller, K. J. (reviewer) (2017). London Review of International Law (Journal).
    • Heller, K. J. (reviewer) (2017). Opinio Juris (Journal).
    • Heller, K. J. (reviewer) (2017). New Criminal Law Review (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • Heller, K. J. (speaker) (10-6-2019). The ICC in the Context of Global Justice: A Plea for the Local, Accountability for Grave Crimes in Ukraine: the ICC and Complementarity Options for Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.
    • Heller, K. J. (speaker) (30-5-2019). Disguising Military Objects as Civilian Objects: Prohibited Act of Perfidy or Permissible Ruse of War?, Combined Staff of the Judge Advocate General.
    • Heller, K. J. (speaker) (2-2019). Pinpricks and the Use of Force Against North Korea, Korean Security and International Law.
    • Heller, K. J. (speaker) (25-1-2019). The Crime of Aggression – Useless, Anachronistic, Beautiful, Who's Afraid of the ICC?, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    • Heller, K. J. (speaker) (12-2018). ICC Jurisdiction over Aiding and Abetting, European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights.
    • Heller, K. J. (speaker) (16-11-2018). The Vietnam War and International Law, Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University.
    • Heller, K. J. (speaker) (10-2018). Specially-Affected States and the Formation of Custom, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina..
    • Heller, K. J. (speaker) (10-2018). Specially-Affected States and the Formation of Custom, Argentine Council on Foreign Relations.
    • Heller, K. J. (speaker) (10-2018). The Abuse of Analogy in the Context of NIAC Targeting and Detention, New Security Challenges: Organized Crime and Urban Conflict in the Americas, Lima, Peru.
    • Heller, K. J. (speaker) (2017). The Principle of Complementarity and National Due Process, International Bar Association.
    • Heller, K. J. (speaker) (2017). Specially-Affected States and the Formation of Custom, University of Stockholm.
    • Heller, K. J. (speaker) (2017). Specially-Affected States and the Formation of Custom, Lund University.
    • Heller, K. J. (speaker) (2017). The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Evolution of Crimes Against Humanity, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
    • Heller, K. J. (speaker) (2017). Activation of the Aggression Amendments at the ICC, United Nations.


    • Venzke, I. (organiser) & Heller, K. J. (organiser) (31-5-2019). ‘The Specter of Contingency in International Law’, Panel at the Law and Society Association (LSA), Annual Conference, Washington D.C. (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Heller, K. J. (participant) (2019 - 2023). Professorial Appointment (Fractional) (other).
    • Heller, K. J. (consultant) (2019 - 2024). Member of Advisory Board, Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (consultancy).
    • Heller, K. J. (consultant) (2019 - 2020). Consultant, Military Commissions Defense Organization (consultancy).
    • Heller, K. J. (consultant) (9-2018). Environmental Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria, Nigerian Bar Association (consultancy).
    • Heller, K. J. (participant) & Venzke, I. (organiser) (2018). Contingency in the Course of International Law (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Heller, K. J. (participant) (2017). IHL & ICL Advisor (other).
    • Heller, K. J. (participant) (2017). IHL Trainer (other).
    • Heller, K. J. (participant) (2017). IHL & ICL Advisor (other).
    • Heller, K. J. (consultant) (2017 - 2019). Legal Advisor, Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic (consultancy).
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