Carsten Stahn


Carsten Stahn is Professor of International Criminal Law and Global Justice at Leiden University and Programme Director of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies (The Hague). He has previously worked as Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (2000-2003) and as Legal Officer in Chambers of the International Criminal Court (2003-2007). He has been Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. He has published numerous essays and edited collections in the field. Recent works include The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court (OUP, 2015), Contested Justice (CUP, 2015) and Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Normative Foundations (OUP, 2014). He is General Editor of the Leiden Journal of International Law and Correspondent of the Netherlands International Law Review.

Recently Published

Tribunals are Dead, Long Live Tribunals: MICT, the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and the Turn to New Hybridity

Many say that there is "tribunal fatigue”. International tribunals have been said to be too costly and too slow. It has become clear that the ICC can only deal with a few situations. Calls for the establishment of new ad hoc tribunals, for instance in relation to MH17 or Syria, have not succeeded. Instead, we have seen a…

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Book Discussion: Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem? International Criminal Justice and the Fragile Divide between Civil/Political and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Scholarship on International Criminal Justice and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) has moved in cycles. Over past decades, it has become topical to criticize International Criminal Law (ICL) for its alleged neglect of economic, social and cultural abuses (see e.g., Arbour’s critique). There is increasing unease with the fact that international criminal proceedings are strongly…

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Reparative Justice after the Lubanga Appeals Judgment on Principles and Procedures of Reparation

On 3 March 2015, the Appeals Chamber (AC) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) rendered its judgment on the principles and procedures of reparation. The decision is of systemic significance for international criminal justice, since it establishes a liability regime for reparations that is grounded in the principle of accountability of the convicted person towards victims. This…

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