Carsten Stahn and Catherine Harwood


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. Catherine Harwood is a Ph.D. Researcher at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University, under the co-supervision of Professor Carsten Stahn and Professor Larissa van den Herik. Her doctoral research analyses links between international commissions of inquiry and international criminal justice, and explores commissions' engagement with fields of international law. Ms. Harwood holds an LL.M. in Advanced Studies in Public International Law from Leiden University, and an LL.B (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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What’s the Point of ‘Naming Names’ in International Inquiry? Counseling Caution in the Turn Towards Individual Responsibility

Introduction In recent years international commissions of inquiry (‘commissions’) have been drawn into the realm of individual responsibility under international law. This is vividly illustrated by the Human Rights Council’s recent request that the International Commission of Inquiry on Syria investigate events in Aleppo to: “identify all those for whom there are…

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