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Prof. Dr. Guénaël Mettraux

Prof. Dr. Guénaël Mettraux, a Swiss national, is a leading expert and practising international lawyer who has acted as counsel before a variety of international criminal tribunals for, inter alia, General Sefer Halilović, former Minister Ljube Boškoski, General Ante Gotovina, General Milivoj Petković, former Minister Augustin Ngirabatware, Hassan Assad Sabra and as consultant at various international criminal tribunals (ICTY; ICTR; ECCC; STL; ICC).

He has been advising a number of States, NGOs and international organisations on issues of international (criminal) law, transitional justice and judicial cooperation. He is a Professor of Law at the University of Amsterdam, the Director of the Joint Program between the University of Amsterdam and Columbia University Law School and a Guest Lecturer at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).

Professor Mettraux is also a Panel Member of EULEX’s Human Rights Review Panel. He has published widely in the field of international criminal law and procedure – including Lieber Prize winner 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, 2005).

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Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS
Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS