Mr Guénaël Mettraux

Dr Guénaël Mettraux has a Licence en droit from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), an LLM in international law from University College London and a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dr Mettraux is acting as Defense counsel and consultant before international criminal jurisdictions (ICTY, ICC, STL and ECCC). Over the past decade, he has represented several high-ranking military and civilian leaders accused of international crimes. He has advised governments and NGOs on various issues pertaining to regulatory regimes, criminal trials, legislations and transitional justice.

Dr Mettraux is currently Affiliate Professor of International Criminal Law Practice at Dickinson Law School, PennState University, Professor of law at Science Po Paris, and guest lecturer at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).

He has published extensively in the field of international criminal law. His scholarly works include three books: International Crimes and the ad hoc Tribunals (Oxford University Press, 2005), Perspectives on the Nuremberg Trial (Oxford University Press, 2008) and The Law of Command Responsibility (Oxford University Press, 2009), which was awarded the Lieber Prize from the American Society of International Law. Dr Mettraux is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of International Criminal Justice and the Board of Editors of the International Criminal Law Review.