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Professor of (international) criminal law

prof. dr. mr. Geert-Jan Knoops

Geert-Jan Alexander Knoops (b.1960) is visiting Professor of International Criminal Law at Shandong University (Jinan, China, Oct. 2013); from 2003 to 2013 he was professor of International Criminal Law at Utrecht University (2003-2006, part-time professor; 2006-2013, zero-time appointment). He ...

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Specialist Subjects

1.   General science and law
2.   Ethical aspects of the law; in particular the criminal law
3.   Influence of human rights in the criminal justice
4.   Legal and ethical right political aspects of international criminal tribunals
5.   Legal and ethical aspects of the legal political issue Quantanamo Bay and processes in terrorism
6.   (Right) political aspects of military missions abroad
7.   Scientific aspects of application of force violence during peace and violence missions
8.   Scientific and legal aspects of judicial errors (theory and practice)
9.   Reconstruction of legal systems in third world countries (experience in Afghanistan, Cambodia and West Africa)
10.   The right of self-defense of States within international law
11.   Recent developments in international criminal liability and prosecution of military and political leaders
12.   International criminal tribunals
13.   (International) legal aspects of military operations
14.   International war rights
15.   Legal status of foreign troops during operations
16.   Miscarriage of justice
17.   Forensic evidence in criminal cases
18.   Human rights in relation to liabilities of governments and enterprises (investment in countries where human rights are violated, eg. Burma)
19.   Role of a lawyer in criminal cases: ethical dilemmas
20.   The Guantanamo Bay Affaire; criminal prosecution of Bush by Obama?
21.   The legality of the invasion of Iraq (from international duty) and implications for other UN missions
22.   The international legal framework of IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) military operations

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