Kevin Jon Heller is currently Professor of Criminal Law at SOAS, University of London, and Associate Professor of Public International Law at the University of Amsterdam. He was previously Associate Professor & Reader at Melbourne Law School, where he also served as Project Director for International Criminal Law at the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law. He holds a PhD in law from Leiden University and a JD with distinction from Stanford Law School. He is currently co-editing the Oxford Handbook of International Criminal Law, which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2018. He has been involved in the International Criminal Court’s negotiations over the crime of aggression, worked as Human Rights Watch’s external legal advisor on the trial of Saddam Hussein, and served for three years as one of Radovan Karadzic’s formally-appointed legal associates at the ICTY. He consults regularly with a variety of UN organisations (such as UNAMA) and human rights groups (such as Human Rights First) and is currently an expert witness for the plaintiffs (concerning medical experimentation as a war crime) in Salahi v Mitchell, an Alien Tort Statute case against the psychologists who designed and administered the CIA’s torture program. He is also a permanent member of the international-law blog Opinio Juris

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