Jens Iverson is an assistant professor at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, (Law Faculty, Leiden University) a position he has held since 2014.
He holds a Ph.D. from Leiden University, a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings, Cum Laude, (dual concentration in public interest law and international law) and a Bachelors of Arts from Yale University, and has additionally studied international law at the graduate level at the School of Oriental and African Studies, and international relations at New School University. As President and Co-founder of the Hastings Human Rights Project for Haiti he successfully co-petitioned Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on behalf of former Prime Minister of Haiti, resulting in the end of his illegal incarceration. He is a member of the California Bar (2007), Order of the Coif, and the Thurston Society, and was a Yale Summer Travelling Fellow and Class of 1956 Fellow. Amongst other awards, he received the Student Leadership Award for Outstanding Service to Hastings and the Legal Community (2007), the Public Interest Clearinghouse Pro Bono Publico Award (2007), the California Bar Foundation Superior and Exceptional Merit Scholar for Public Service (2005, 2006), the William Blackfield Memorial Scholar for Achievement, Leadership, and Professional Promise (2006), and the Hastings Public Interest Law Foundation Fellowship (2006). He served as Articles Editor for the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal, Vice President of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Society, and President of the Hastings to Haiti Partnership.
Prior to joining academia, he practiced at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and worked for Senior Judge Sterling Johnson, Jr. (E.D.N.Y), Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza (U. of California, Hastings), Professor Ascanio Piomelli (U. of California, Hastings), the American Coalition for the ICC, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, The Hague Appeal for Peace, and the Cambodian Genocide Program. He has volunteered or assisted pro bono at the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Alameda County Public Defender, the Documentation Center of Cambodia (Phnom Penh, Cambodia), Karen Refugee Committee (Mae Sot, Thailand), General Assistance Advocacy Project (San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.), International Action Network for Small Arms, and le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, (Port-au-Prince, Haiti).
Jens Iverson has published in wide-ranging areas, including international criminal law, environmental protection, international humanitarian law, history of international law, transitional justice, and human rights. His research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals in the U.S. and Europe and a number of edited volumes, and has edited volumes for Oxford University Press and a special edition of the Journal of World Investment & Trade. He has co-organized and presented in conferences in Australia, Haiti, India, Israel, Poland, The Netherlands, and the United States. He teaches International Criminal Law, Public International Law, and International Legal Practice, including concepts from criminal law, torts, property, professional responsibility, and contracts. His LL.M. advisees have won awards under the Facultaire Scriptieprijs. As coach of the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition team, the team won the international competition (2017).
- Iverson J.M. (2020), Review of: S. Musa (2018) Victim Reparation Under the Ius Post Bellum: An Historical and Normative Perspective, German Yearbook of International Law = Jahrbuch für internationales Recht 62(for 2019): 663-664.
- Stahn C. & Iverson J. (Eds.) (2020), Just Peace after Conflict: Jus Post Bellum and the Justice of Peace. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Iverson J.M. (2020), Procedural Justice, Jus Post Bellum, and Transitions from Armed Conflict: Beyond "Peace versus Justice" to Peace as the Foundation of Procedural Justice, Boston University International Law Journal 2020(online edition): 1-21.
- Iverson J.M. (2018), Disarming the Trap: Evaluating Prosecutorial Discretion in Preliminary Examinations beyond the False Dichotomy of Politics and Law. In: Bergsmo M., Stahn C. (Eds.) Quality Control in Preliminary Examinations. Volume 2. Publication Series / Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher (TOAEP) no. 33 Brussels: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher. 151-180.
- Iverson J.M. (2018), War Aims Matter: Keeping Jus Contra Bellum Restrictive While Requiring the Articulation of the Goals of the Use of Force, Minnesota Journal of International Law 27(1): 67-106.
- Iverson J.M. (21 September 2017), The function of Jus Post Bellum in international law (PhD thesis. Institute of Public Law, Law, Leiden). Supervisor(s): C. Stahn; L.J. van Herik.
- Stahn C., Iverson J.M. & Easterday J.S. (Eds.) (2017), Environmental Protection and Transitions from Conflict to Peace. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Stahn C., Iverson J.M. & Easterday J.S. (2017), Introduction: Protection of the Environment and Jus Post Bellum: Some Preliminary Reflections. In: Stahn C., Iverson J.M., Easterday J.S. (Eds.) Environmental Protection and Transitions from Conflict to Peace. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1-25.
- Iverson J.M., Stahn C. & Easterday J. (2015), Jus Post Bellum and Foreign Investment: An Introduction, The Journal of World Investment & Trade 16(4): 583-589.
- Iverson J.M. (2015), The Trials of Charles I, Henry Wirz and Pol Pot: Why Historic Cases Are Often Forgotten and the Meaning of International Criminal Law. In: Bergsmo M., Cheah W.L., Song T., Yi P. (Eds.) Historical Origins of International Criminal Law: Volume 3. Brussels: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher. 93 - 118.
- Iverson J.M. (2014), Revolution or Reform: Has Humanitarianism Established a New Legal Order? Should It? Review of: Teitel R.G. (2011) Humanity's Law, Leiden Journal of International Law 27(1): 269-281.
- Iverson J.M. (2014), Contrasting the Normative and Historical Foundations of Transitional Justice and Jus Post Bellum: Outlining the Matrix of Definitions in Comparative Perspective. In: Iverson J.M., Stahn C., Easterday J. (Eds.) Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Normative Foundations. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 80-101.
- Iverson J.M., Easterday J. & Stahn C. (2014), Epilogue: Jus Post Bellum - Strategic Analysis and Future Directions. In: Iverson J.M., Easterday J., Stahn C. (Eds.) Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Normative Foundations. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 542-554.
- Iverson J.M., Easterday J.S. & Stahn C. (2014), Exploring the Normative Foundations of Jus Post Bellum: An Introduction. In: Iverson J.M., Easterday J., Stahn C. (Eds.) Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Normative Foundations. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1-11.
- Stahn C., Easterday J. & Iverson J.M. (Eds.) (2014), Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Normative Foundations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Iverson J.M. (2013), Transitional Justice, Jus Post Bellum and International Criminal Law: Differentiating the Usages, History and Dynamics, International Journal of Transitional Justice 7(3): 413-433.
- Iverson J.M. (2012), The Continuing Functions of Article 98 of the Rome Statute, Göttingen journal of international law 4(1): 131-151.
- Iverson J.M. (2009), Eight Perspectives on Yvon Neptune v. Haiti, Hastings International and Comparative Law Review 32(2): 611-636.
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