Guénaël Mettraux

Guénaël Mettraux

Judge at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers

Areas of expertise

International Criminal Law and Procedure

Guénaël Mettraux is a Judge at the newly-established Kosovo Specialist Chambers and a Panel Member of the European Union’s Human Rights Review Panel. He is also Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, Affiliate Professor of International Criminal Law Practice at the Dickinson Law School, PennState University, and Guest Lecturer at the University of Fribourg.

He has more than 17 years of experience in advising states, NGOs and individuals on issues of international criminal law. In particular, Professor Mettraux has been counseling states in the context of proceedings at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and in relation to the investigation and prosecution of international crimes. He has also been acting as defence counsel in high-profile war crimes and terrorism cases, including as appeal counsel for General Gotovina, as trial and appeal counsel for Bosnia-Herzegovina’s first Army Commander General Halilovic, and as counsel before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

Professor Mettraux published widely in the field of international criminal law including three books published by Oxford University Press.

He holds a PhD from the London School of Economic and Political Science (LSE), an LLM from University College London (UCL) and a Law Degree from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland).

Taught Courses

Trial Chamber hearing in the Ayyash et al. case (Case STL-11-01) - 28 January 2016 Executive Master - Course

The Challenges of International Criminal Justice

The course will focus on five particular categories of challenges: legal or normative, investigative and evidential, political, the defence, and the legacy.

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Ntaganda case: Closing statements.  The closing statements in the case of The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda at the International Criminal Court (ICC) started on 28 August 2018 before Trial Chamber VI at the seat of the Court in The Hague (Netherlands). Short Course

The Challenges of International Criminal Justice

This short course will focus on five particular categories of challenges of international criminal justice: legal or normative, investigative and evidential, political, the defence, and the legacy.

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Publications

Cover of the book The Law of Command Responsibility

The Law of Command Responsibility

March 2009

Guénaël Mettraux

Oxford University Press

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Cover of the book Perspectives on the Nuremberg Trial

Perspectives on the Nuremberg Trial

March 2008

Guénaël Mettraux

Oxford University Press

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Cover of the book International Crimes and the Ad Hoc Tribunals

International Crimes and the Ad Hoc Tribunals

April 2006

Guénaël Mettraux

Oxford University Press

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