Prof. Dr. Geert-Jan Alexander Knoops, is a lawyer in international and criminal law. He is a professor by special appointment of Politics of International Law at the University of Amsterdam and a visiting Professor of International Criminal Law at Shandong University in Jinan, China. He held a professorship in International Criminal Law at Utrecht University from 2003 to 2013. He holds two PhD degrees. One in criminal law (duress) from the University of Leiden (The Netherlands) and one in international criminal law from the University of Ireland, at the Irish Centre for Human Rights in Galway. He also holds a LL.M degree in public international law and international criminal law from the University of Leiden (the Netherlands).
Admitted as a lawyer in 1987, Prof. Knoops is lead counsel at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He's also Vice President of the European Innocence Network. He's also engaged in procedures at the European Court of Human Rights and has appeared before several international criminal tribunals.
Currently, prof. Knoops provides annual lectures to first-year Political Science students during the course "Law and Politics."