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The Faculty of the Master of Laws in Transnational Crime and Justice is composed by international academics, experts and practitioners.

UNPEACE will contribute to the programme through its distinguished faculty members among which:

Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo - Dean of UPEACE; former Associate Professor of International Law at the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas and Professor of Humanitarian International Law at the Universidad Sergio Arboleda in Bogota; former Fulbright Visiting Professor at the Washington College of Law at American University. He also served as Jurist to the Regional Delegation of Venezuela and the Caribbean of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Mihir Kanade - Head of the Department of International Law and Human Rights at UPEACE and Director of the UPEACE Human Rights Centre; former lawyer in the Supreme Court of India and the Bombay High Court, focusing on issues of fundamental human rights violations. He is an adjunct faculty at Universidad Alfonso XI El Sabio (Spain), Cheikh Anta Diop University (Senegal), and Long Island University (United States)

UNICRI can count on a pool of internal and external experts who have served as faculty members in previous courses as well as several renown international experts that have participated as keynote speakers in our several editions among which:

Adama Dieng - Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide

Navi Pillay - Judge ad hoc on the International Court of Justice, President of the Advisory Council of the Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg, Germany) President of The International Commission against the Death Penalty, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, former President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and former Judge of the International Criminal Court

Our faculty has included the following members:

Guido Acquaviva - Lecturer, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights; Deputy Registrar, Kosovo Specialist Chambers; Former Chef de Cabinet, Office of the President, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL); Former Legal Officer, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

Rosario Salvatore Aitala – Judge of the International Criminal Court (ICC)

Elena Atzeni - RSD Associate, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, (UNHCR)

Kai Ambos - Lecturer, Georg August Universität Göttingen (Göttingen, Germany); Judge, Kosovo Specialist Chambers, Hague, NL; advisor (amicus curiae) Colombian Special Jurisdiction for Peace  

Ghenadie Barba - Chief, Rule of Law Unit, OSCE, Office for Democratic Institution and Human Rights ODIHR (Warsaw, Poland)

Stefano Betti - International Consultant; Former Senior Counsel, INTERPOL in charge of Illicit Trafficking

Chris Black - Legal Officer, Pre-trial Chamber, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL); Former Regional Legal Adviser, Red Cross International Committee (Geneva, Switzerland)

Abigail Bridgman - Member of California Bar and United States District Court of Northern California; Assistant to Counsel at International Criminal Court

Paolo Campana - University Lecturer in Criminology and Complex Networks, Cambridge University (Cambridge, United Kingdom). Research Fellow at the Extra-Legal Governance Institute, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford and a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Salvatore Cannata - Case Analyst, Eurojust; Former Legal Officer, UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate

Linda Carter - Distinguished Professor of Law Emerita, Mc George School of Law, University of Pacific (Sacramento, USA)

Stephanie Chaban - Regional Advisor on gender equality and women's empowerment - ‎UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (New York, USA) 

Mark Dietrich - Vice-President, East-West Management Institute

Rehinold Gallmetzer - Appeals Counsel, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC)

Nobuo Hayashi - Senior Legal Advisor, International Law and Policy Institute (Oslo, Norway); Visiting Professor on International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law, International University of Japan (Niigata, Japan)

Gary Hill - Member of the Board and Training Chair, International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA); Scientific Coordinator of the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council, UNODC the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network (PNI); Chief Executive Officer, CEGA Services (Lincoln, USA) in Haiti, Rwanda and Kosovo

Patricia Janega - International Trainer, Facilitator and Intercultural Expert,International Training Centre of the ILO (Turin, Italy); Intercultural Communications Trainer, Intercultures (Berlin, Germany)

Kristiina Kangaspunta - Chief of UNODC's Crime Research Section Former Deputy Director, UNICRI

Nicola Lettieri - Alternate Judge in the Trial Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)

Carola Lingaas-Louwerse - Lecturer, University of Oslo, Law Faculty (Oslo, Norway)

Marco Lombardi - Lecturer and Director of the Sociology Department of the Catholic University of Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy)

Vittoria Luda di Cortemiglia - Senior Project Manager at Sustainable Scycles (SCYCLE) Programme - United Nations University; Programme Coordinator

Antonio Giovanni Luzzi - Associate Programme Officer, Implementation Support Section III, Terrorism Prevention Branch, Division for Treaty Affairs, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Paula Lynch - Associate Legal Officer, Defence Office, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)

Elena Maculan - post-doctoral researcher at UNED (Madrid, Spain); Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institut for Foreign and International Law in Freiburg and University of Göttingen (Germany)

Nicolas Mansfield - Director of Legal Programs, East-West Management Institute

Lt. Col. Gianluca Mascherano - Military Researcher, Post-Conflict Operations Study Centre (PCOSC), Italian Army; Lecturer of “Stabilization and Reconstruction Orientation Course”, Università degli Studi di Torino (Turin, Italy)

Paolina Massidda - Principal Counsel, Office of Public Council for Victims (OPCV), International Criminal Court (ICC)

Lt. Col. Paolo Mazzuferi - Chief of Department for Study and Doctrine within the Post-Conflict Operations Study Centre (PCOSC), Italian Army

Peter McCloskey - Former Senior Trial Attorney, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

Deirdre Montgomery - Attorney at Law; Solicitor (England & Wales); Legal Officer at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)

Yasmin Naqvi - Legal Officer in Chambers at International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia

Wendy Ann O’Brien - Legal Officer, Violence against Children, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); Associate Professor, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Marie O’Leary - Attorney-at-Law, Legal Adviser/Counsel, Office of Public Counsel for the Defence of the International Criminal Court (ICC-OPCD)

Niccoló Pons - Associate Legal Officer, Chambers of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers; former Associate Legal Officer, Trial Chamber Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia; former Associate Legal Officer, Pre-Trial Division, Chambers, International Criminal Court

Rod Rastan - Legal Advisor, Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC)

Jacopo Roberti di Sarsina - Subject Expert in International Law, University of Bologna School of Law, Attorney-at-Law (New York, USA)

Carlotta Sami - Senior Regional Public Information Officer, Spokeperson at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - UNHCRegree connection

Karine Simonsen - Officer, Rule of Law Unit, OSCE, Office for Democratic Institution and Human Rights ODIHR (Warsaw, Poland)

Davyth Stewart - Coordinator, Global Forestry Enforcement and Pollution Crime Unit, Interpol

James Stewart - Deputy Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC)

Gregory Townsend - Former Chief of the Court Support Services Section, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY); Former Prosecutor, UN Mission to Kosovo; Former Head of Office, Special Court for Sierra Leone

Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov - Member of the Committee Against Torture (CAT); formerly Judge in the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda

William Wiley - Executive Director, Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA); Former International Legal Advisor, Iraqi High Tribunal; Former Human Rights Officer, UN Assistance Mission to Iraq; Former Investigator, ICC and ICTR; Former Intelligence Analyst, International Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)