Thomas Obel Hansen


Thomas Obel Hansen is the 2023-24 Maria Zambrano Distinguished Researcher (Recualificacion) with Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain). He is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at Ulster University (UK) and a member of the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI). He holds an LLM (2007) and PhD in Law (2010) from Aarhus University Law School (Denmark). He is currently writing a book "Judging the Powerful in Global Accountability Regimes" (forthcoming Routledge).

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State Objections to the ICC Prosecutor’s Request for Arrest Warrants in the Palestine Investigation

Almost 8 months into the Gaza War, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim Khan announced on 20 May that he has applied to the Court’s pre-trial chamber for the issuing of arrest warrants for three top Hamas leaders as well as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Yoav Gallant (the “arrest warrant requests”).

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“Not All Scripts Come with One Voice”: Variations in State Responses to South Africa v Israel

This post examines responses to the ICJ 26 January Order on provisional measures (‘Order’) in South Africa v Israel by States in the West that regularly claim to subscribe to a so-called “rules-based international order”, a concept coined to replace the much more precise concept of international law, explained to the point by John Dugard…

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The Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill 2019-2021: A Pragmatic Response to Over-Zealous Claims Against the Military or a Vehicle for Impunity? Introduction to the Symposium on the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill

The United Kingdom (UK) Government has introduced the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill to regulate legal proceedings stemming from operations of the UK armed forces outside of the British Islands. The Bill received its first reading in March 2020 and it is anticipated that the second reading will take place in September or October this…

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