Prof. dr. C. Stahn

Position:
  • Professor of International Criminal Law and Global Justice
  • Programme Director, Grotius Centre of International Legal Studies
Expertise:
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Courts and Tribunals
  • Transitional Justice
  • Peace and Security
  • Law of International Organizations


Telephone number: +31 (0)70 800 9572
E-Mail: c.stahn@law.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Instituut voor Publiekrecht, Internationaal Publiekrecht
Office Address: Stichthage
Koningin Julianaplein 10
2595 AA Den Haag
Room number FLEX
Telephone number: +31 (0)70 800 9572
E-Mail: c.stahn@cdh.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Campus Den Haag, Grotius Centre
Office Address: Stichthage
Koningin Julianaplein 10
2595 AA Den Haag
Room number 205


Carsten Stahn is Professor of International Criminal Law and Global Justice and Programme Director of the Grotius Centre for International Studies. He has previously worked as Legal Officer in Chambers of the International Criminal Court (2003-2007) and as Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (2000-2003). He obtained his PhD degree (summa cum laude) from Humboldt University Berlin after completing his First and Second State Exam in Law in Germany. He holds LL.M. degrees from New York University and Cologne/Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne).  He is author of The Law and Practice of International Territorial Administration: Versailles to Iraq and Beyond (Cambridge University Press, 2008/2010) which received the Ciardi Prize 2009 of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War. He has published numerous articles on international criminal law and transitional justice and edited several collections of essays in the field  (The Emerging Practice of the International Criminal Court, Martinus Nijhoff, 2009, Future Perspectives on International Criminal Justice, T.M.C. Asser Press – Cambridge University Press, 2010, The International Criminal Court and Complementarity: From Theory to Practice, Cambridge University Press,  2011). In 2010, he received a VIDI grant under the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for a five-year research project on the ‘ Role and contours of a contemporary Jus Post Bellum’. He is also project leader of a four-year research project on Post-Conflict Justice and Local Ownership, supported by NWO. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Leiden Journal of International Law, Executive Editor of the Criminal Law Forum and Correspondent of the Netherlands International Law Review. His work has been cited in the jurisprudence of the ICC, the ICJ and the European Court of Human Rights.

Books

Articles & Chapters

  • Between 'Constructive Engagement', 'Collusion' and 'Critical Distance': The ICRC and the Development of International Criminal Law, forthcoming
  • From ‘Conference Machinery’ to ‘Global Administration’? International Executive Authority beyond Hammarskjöld, in C. Stahn and H. Melber, Peace Diplomacy, Global Justice and International Agency: Rethinking Human Security and Ethics in the Spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld (CUP, 2014, forthcoming).
  • The UN War Crimes Commission and the Treatment of Facts and Evidence, Criminal Law Forum, Vol. 25 (2014) (forthcoming)
  • The Future of International Legal Scholarship: Some Thoughts on ‘Practice’, ‘Growth’, and ‘Dissemination’ (with Eric de Brabandere), Leiden Journal of International Law, Vol. 27 (1) (2014), forthcoming
  • Between Law-breaking and Law-making: Syria, Humanitarian Intervention and ‘What the Law Ought to Be’, Journal of Conflict & Security Law, Vol. 19 (2014) (forthcoming).
  • Syria and the Semantics of Intervention, Punishment and Aggression: On ‘Red Lines’ and ‘Blurred Lines’, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vol. 11, Issue 5 (2013), 955-977
  • Libya, the ICC and Complementarity: A Test for 'shared responsibility', Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vol. 10 (2012), 325-351
  • Between 'Faith' and 'Facts': By What Standards Should We Assess International Criminal Justice, LeidenJournal of International Law, Vol. 25 (2012), 251-282
  • International Territorial Administration in the Former Yugoslavia, Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Vol. 61 (2001), 107-176 Libya, the ICC and Complementarity: A Test for 'shared responsibility', Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vol. 10 (2012), 325-351
  • One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?: Second Thoughts on a 'Sentence-Based' Theory of Complementarity, Harvard International Law Journal, Vol. 53 (2012), 183-196
  • Fragmentation, Diversification and 3D Legal Pluralism: International Criminal Law as Jack-in-the-Box?, in L. van den Herik & C. Stahn, The Diversification and Fragmentation of International Criminal Law, Brill/Martinus Nijhoff (2012), 21 – 87
  • Taking Complementarity Seriously: On the sense and sensibility of 'classical', 'positive' and 'negative' complementarity, in C. Stahn & M. El Zeidy, The International Criminal Court and Complementarity: From Theory to Practice, Cambridge University Press (2011), 233- 281
  • How is the water? Light and shadow in the first years of the ICC, Criminal Law Forum, Vol. 22, No. 1 (2011), 175 – 197
  • The ‘End’, the ‘Beginning off the End’ or the ‘End of the Beginning’? Introducing Debates and Voices on the Crime of ‘Aggression’, Leiden Journal of International Law, Vol. 23 (2010), 875-882
  • The Future of International Criminal Justice, Hague Justice Journal (2009), Vol. 4 (2009), 259 -268
  • Judicial Review of Prosecutorial Discretion: 5 Years on, in C. Stahn & G. Sluiter, The Emerging Practice of the International Criminal Court, Martinus Nijhoff (2008), 247-279
  • Judicial Review of Prosecutorial Discretion: On experiments and imperfections, in G. Sluiter (ed.), International Criminal Procedure (2008), 239-270
  • Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Disciplin(s), American University International Law Review, Vol. 23 (2008), 311-347
  • Complementarity: A Tale of Two Notions, Criminal Law Forum, Vol. 19 (2008), 87-113
  • Responsibility to Protect: Political Rhetoric or Emerging Legal Norm, American Journal of International Law, Vol. 101 (2007), 99-120
  • Participation of Victims in Pre-Trial Proceedings of the ICC, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vol. 4 (2006), No. 2, 219-238, (with H. Olasolo & K. Gibson) (cited by ICC, Office of Public Counsel for the Defence, Situation in Darfur, 2007).
  • “Jus in bello, Jus ad bellum – Jus post Bellum”?: Rethinking the conception of the law of armed force, European Journal of International Law, Vol. 17, No. 5 (2006), 921-946
  • Why some doors may be closed already: Second thoughts on a “case-by-case” treatment of article 12 (3) declarations, Nordic Journal of International Law, Vol. 75 (2006), 243-248
  • Lawmaking by Transitional Administrations, International Peacekeeping: The Yearbook of Peace Operations, Vol. 11 (2006), 81-109
  • The International Criminal Court’s Ad Hoc Jurisdiction Revisited, American Journal of International Law, Vol. 99 (2005), 421-431 (with M. El Zeidy & H. Olasolo)
  • Complementarity, amnesties and alternative forms of justice – Some interpretative guidelines for the ICC, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vol. 3 (2005), 695-720
  • The geometry of transitional justice: Choices of institutional design, Leiden Journal of International Law, Vol. 18 (2005), 425-466.
  • Legal characterization of facts in the ICC system: A portrayal of Regulation 55, Criminal Law Forum, Vol. 16 (2005), 1-31 (cited by ICC, Office of the Prosecutor, Prosecutor v. Lubanga, 2007)
  • Justice under transitional administration: Contours and critique of a paradigm, Houston Journal of International Law, Vol. 27, No. 2 (2005), 311-342
  • Institutionalizing Brahimi’s “Light Footprint”: A Comment on the Role and Mandate of the Peacebuilding Commission, International Organizations Law Review, Vol. 2 (2005), 403-415
  • Governance beyond the State: Issues of Legitimacy in International Territorial Administration, International Organizations Law Review, Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2005), 9-56
  • Nicaragua is dead, long live Nicaragua, in Terrorism as a Challenge for National and International Law: Security versus Liberty (C. Walter, S. Vöneky, V. Röben, F. Schorkopf eds., 2004), 827-877
  • Enforcement of the Collective Will after Iraq, American Journal of International Law, Vol. 97 (2003), 804-823
  • Terrorist Acts as “Armed Attack“ – the Right to Self-Defense, Art. 51( ½) of the UN Charter and International Terrorism, Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Vol. 27 (2003), 35-54
  • The ambiguities of Security Council Resolution 1422 (2002), European Journal of International Law, Vol. 14 (2003), 85-104
  • The Agreement on Succession Issues of the former SFRY of 29 June 2001, American Journal of International Law, Vol. 96 (2002), 379-401
  • International Law at a Crossroads: The impact of September 11, Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Vol. 62 (2002), 183-256
  • Accommodating Individual Criminal Responsibility and National Reconciliation: The UN Truth Commission for East Timor, American Journal of International Law, Vo; 95 (2001), 952-966
  • The United Nations Transitional Administration in Kosovo and East Timor: A First Analysis, in Max-Planck-Yearbook of United Nations Law, Vol. 5 (2001), 105-184
  • United Nations peacebuilding, amnesties and alternative forms of justice: A change in practice?,International Review of the Red Cross, Vol. 1 (2002), 191
  • Yugoslav Territory, United Nations Trusteeship or Sovereign State? - Reflections on the current and future legal status of Kosovo (with A. Zimmermann), Nordic Journal of International Law, Vol. 4 (2001), 423 (cited by Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights, 2007)
  • Constitution Without a State? Kosovo Under the United Nations Constitutional Framework for Self-Government, Leiden Journal of International Law, Vol. 14 (2001), 531-561
  • NGOs and International Peacekeeping - Issues, prospects and lessons learned, Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Vol. 61 (2001), 379-401
  • International Territorial Administration in the Former Yugoslavia, Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Vol. 61 (2001), 107-176

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