Professor of International Criminal Law & Global Justice
Prof. Dr. Carsten Stahn has been a Professor of International Criminal Law and Global Justice at the Leiden Law School since 2010, and Programme Director of the Grotius Centre (The Hague) since 2008. He directs the Advanced LL.M. Programme in Public International Law.
Carsten Stahn is Professor of International Criminal Law and Global Justice and Programme Director of the Grotius Centre for International Studies (The Hague). He has previously worked as Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (2000-2003), as Legal Officer in Chambers of the International Criminal Court (2003-2007) and as Reader in Public International Law and International Criminal Justice at Swansea University. 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 over 60 articles/essays in different fields of international law and edited several collections of essays in the field. His most recent books include the Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court (OUP, 2015), Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Normative Foundations (OUP 2014), and Peace Diplomacy, Global Justice and International Agency (CUP 2014). 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 of The Leiden Studies on the Frontiers of International Law, General Editor the Leiden Journal of International Law, 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.