Gabriel M. Lentner


Dr. Gabriel M. Lentner is an Assistant Professor of International Law at Danube University Krems, Austria and a TTLF Fellow at Stanford Law School. He holds a PhD in International Law from the University of Vienna School of Law, where he also serves as a Lecturer in Law. Gabriel received a diploma with highest distinction in European Studies from the University of Vienna in 2010 and a diploma in Law & Logic from Harvard Law School and the European University Institute in Florence in 2013. From September 2019-June 2020 he was a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School. His main research interests lie in International Investment and EU Law as well as Public International Law. His first monograph on the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court (Elgar 2018) won the Science Prize of the State of Lower Austria 2020.

Recently Published

UN Security Council Referrals to the ICC and the Principle of Legality

Introduction On 1 November 2021, the Appeals Chamber (AC) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) rendered an interesting judgment relating to a jurisdictional challenge brought by the Defence in the case of Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rhaman (“Ali Kushayb”). The challenge is noteworthy because it confronted the Court with novel issues of law relating to the…

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Why the ICC won’t get it right – The Legal Nature of UN Security Council Referrals and Al-Bashir Immunities

As readers of this blog probably know, the issue of personal immunities of Sudanese President Al-Bashir is highly controversial (see here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here). In particular, previous rulings by the ICC’s Pre-Trial Chambers have been criticized for their incorrect, inadequate and/or inconsistent reasoning for concluding…

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