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.
- International Human Rights
- Global Challenges 3: Justice
- Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
- Leiden University College
- Advise Chief Prosecutor of new European Union court in investigation/prosecution of war criminals.
- Edit working paper on Fact-Finding in International Law