Universiteit Leiden

nl en

Dan Saxon

Assistant Professor

Name
D.R. Saxon
Telephone
+31 70 800 9331
E-mail
d.r.saxon@luc.leidenuniv.nl

Dan Saxon was an Assistant Professor of International Justice at Leiden University College from 2013 - 2019. He taught courses in international criminal law, international humanitarian law and international human rights law, as well as a course called "Impunity: Law, Philosophy and Policy." Saxon received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University in 1981, his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 1988, his LLM in International Human Rights Law (summa cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1995, and his PhD in Public International Law from Leiden University in 2016. For nearly 30 years, Saxon has investigated and prosecuted serious international crimes. Saxon was a prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for 12 years. He served as a senior prosecutor for the last four years of his tenure and led investigations and prosecutions of persons accused of crimes against humanity and violations of the laws of war. Saxon was the legal adviser to the United Nations Commission of Inquiry for Syria during 2011 and 2012. In addition, Saxon has served as a visiting professor teaching international criminal law and international humanitarian law in the law faculties at the University of Cambridge and the University of Utrecht. He has trained judges, prosecutors and investigators from Colombia, Guatemala, the U.K. Libya and the Former Yugoslavia in the theory and practice of these fields of law and has lectured at numerous academic institutions in Europe and North America. In addition to his own research and publications, Saxon is a member of the board of academic advisors to the Cambridge Journal of International Law. Saxon currently serves as the Senior Legal Adviser to an international institution in The Hague.

More information about Dan Saxon

Dan Saxon received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University in 1981, his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 1988, and his LLM in International Human Rights Law (summa cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1995. For nearly 25 years, Saxon has investigated and prosecuted serious international crimes and trained students and practitioners in the theory and practice of international criminal law and international humanitarian law. Saxon was a prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for 12 years. He was a senior prosecutor for the last four years of his tenure and led investigations and prosecutions of persons accused of crimes against humanity and violations of the laws of war. Saxon served as the legal adviser to the United Nations Commission of Inquiry for Syria during 2011 and 2012. During the 2010 - 2011 and 2011 – 2012 academic years, Saxon held appointments in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge (as the Leverhulme Visiting Professor and the Yorke Distinguished Visiting Fellow) where he taught seminars in international criminal law and international humanitarian law to undergraduates and graduate students. Saxon has trained judges, prosecutors and investigators from Colombia, Guatemala, the U.K and the Former Yugoslavia in these fields of law and has lectured at numerous institutions in Europe and North America. During the 2012 – 2013 academic year, Saxon was a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Law and Economics at Utrecht University and Leiden University College in The Netherlands.

Courses

  • International Human Rights
  • Global Challenges 3: Justice

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Leiden University College

Work address

Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague
Room number 4.35

Contact

Publications

  • Hague Institute for Global Justice Edit working paper on Fact-Finding in International Law

This website uses cookies. More information