International Criminal Law / Transitional Justice / Prison Law
Damien Scalia is Professor in Criminal and Prison Law at the Université libre de Bruxelles, and invited Professor in International Criminal Law at the Université de Lausanne.
After completing his PhD in (international) criminal law, he conducted post-doctoral research into sentences pronounced by international criminal tribunals and into human rights as applied by international criminal tribunals. He did this research as a Visiting Scholar in famous universities: at the Irish Center for Human Rights in Galway, at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and at the Université catholique de Louvain. Therefore, he has worked on the perspectives of victims on international criminal law.
Damien Scalia found it crucial and necessary to analyse the perpetrators’ perception and experience of international criminal justice. When conducting this research, he was based at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, at the Columbia Law School (New York) and at the Catholic University of Louvain.
UN Photo/Martine PerretMaster in transitional justice - Course
The objective of the course is to understand transitional justice through various contexts. Indeed, if TJ was quickly seen as a solution to make a transition and allow an alternative to criminal justice stricto sensu, its application differs greatly from one context to another
Damien Scalia, Sabino Cassese, Marie-Laurence, Hébert-Dolbec, Vanessa Thalmann
Damien Scalia, A. Ramseier
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Journal of International Criminal Justice
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