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ICD Briefs 2014

ICD Brief 4 – Intervention in Libya: a Crime of Aggression?, March 2014

Niels Rijke is a young lawyer, specialised in human rights, international law and the rule of law, with experience in politics, (legal) research, policy work, board governance and in working and living in an international environment. He graduated in International Criminal Law (LLM, Columbia University / University of Amsterdam) in the summer of 2013 and has worked for the ICD project of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. Currently, he is working at the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).


ICD Brief 5 - The International Criminal Court on Presence at Trial: the (In)validity of Rule 134quater, September 2014

Abel S. Knottnerus is a PhD Researcher in International Law and International Relations at the University of Groningen. He is currently working on his dissertation “the Contested Legitimacy of the International Criminal Court”, in which he explores the ongoing legitimation process of the ICC. His research interests are in the fields of International Relations, Modern History, International Legal Theory and International Criminal Law. In recent and forthcoming publications he focusses on the concepts of social legitimacy and legal ambiguity, the relationship between the Security Council and the ICC, and the growing rift between African States and the ICC.


ICD Brief 6 – Realising Justice for victims before the International Criminal Court, September 2014

Luke Moffett is a lecturer at Queen's University Belfast School of Law. His PhD (graduated 2012) focused on the role of victims within the International Criminal Court and has been developed into a monograph 'Justice for victims before the International Criminal Court’ (Routledge 2014). He is a member of the International Law Association's Committee on Non-State Actors. His current research examines the role of reparations in Northern Ireland and other contexts in dealing with the past.


ICD Brief 7 – Beyond the State: the future of international criminal law, September 2014

Clare Frances Moran is a teaching fellow in law at Abertay University, Dundee (Scotland). She is currently working on her PhD thesis “Can Serious Violations of International Criminal Law be Justified?”, which she is due to submit at the University of Glasgow in late 2014.


ICD Brief 8 – Controversy on the characterization of the Cambodian genocide at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, October 2014

Mélanie Vianney-Liaud is a PhD Candidate at the Aix-Marseille University in France. In 2012-2013, she did a six-month internship at the Office of the Co-Prosecutors at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). She is currently working as a legal assistant at the Marseille District Court and she is writing her PhD thesis "The Cambodian Extraordinary Chambers: What Model for International Criminal Justice?".