Tess Castelijn


Tess Castelijn is a Lecturer of criminal law and criminal procedure at the VU University Amsterdam. She holds an LL.M degree in Dutch criminal law (University of Amsterdam, cum laude). Her research interests include the interplay between international criminal law and Dutch criminal law.

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Arbitrary Detention in Non-International Armed Conflicts: A Tale of Two Hague Courts

On 3 April 2023, the much-anticipated trial against Hashim Thaçi, Kadri Veseli, Rexhep Selimi and Jakup Krasniqi started at the Kosovo Specialist Chamber (‘KSC’). In its opening statement, the Prosecution told the judges that each accused is criminally responsible of four counts of war crimes – to wit: illegal and arbitrary arrest and detention, cruel treatment, torture and…

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