Stefan Barriga

About/Bio

As a representative of Liechtenstein, Stefan Barriga has been involved in negotiations on matters of international law for more than 15 years, including in the context of the UNGA Sixth Committee, the ICC ASP, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Arms Trade Treaty. He served as the principal legal adviser to the chief negotiators on the crime of aggression from 2003 to 2010 and has published several books and articles on the issue. He holds an LL.M. degree from Columbia University and a Doctor Iuris from Vienna University, Austria. He is currently the Deputy Head of the Liechtenstein Mission to the European Union in Brussels.

Recently Published

Election Rules for ICC Judges: A Balanced Bench Through Quasi-Quotas

At its 16th session starting today (Monday 4 December) in New York, the ICC Assembly of States Parties (ASP) will proceed to elect six new judges for the Court. In doing so, the ASP will follow a special procedure that has no precedent in any other international organization, and probably also not in any domestic context. Among…

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The scope of ICC jurisdiction over the crime of aggression: a different perspective

In his post of 26 June 2017 Dapo Akande asks: “Are nationals of states that do not ratify or accept the Kampala amendments, and which also do not opt out of ICC jurisdiction as provided for in those amendments, subject to ICC jurisdiction over aggression in cases where the situation is referred to the…

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