Dr. Viviane Dittrich is Deputy Director of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and an Honorary Research Associate at Royal Holloway, University of London. Previously she has been a Visiting Researcher at iCourts (Centre of Excellence for International Courts), Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. Drawing on extensive field research her work comparatively investigates the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the International Criminal Court, and the International Military Tribunal (Nuremberg).  She has written on the notion of legacy and the process of legacy building at the international criminal tribunals and hybrid courts. She has broad teaching experience at LSE, Royal Holloway and Sciences Po, inter alia on the politics of international law, on global crime, on international institutions and on US foreign policy. After studies in France, England and the United States (Wellesley College) she received an MSc in International Relations from the LSE and a Master’s degree from Sciences Po Paris. She holds a PhD from the LSE.

Select Publications

  • Dittrich, Viviane, “The Legacy of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia”, in Simon Meisenberg and Ignaz Stegmiller, The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: Assessing Their Contribution to International Criminal Law, Springer 6 (2016): 123-156.
  • Dittrich, Viviane, “Legacies in the Making: Assessing the Institutionalized Endeavor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone”, in Charles C. Jalloh, The Sierra Leone Special Court and Its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Criminal Law, Cambridge University Press (2014): 663-691.
  • Dittrich, Viviane, “La Cour Spéciale pour la Sierra Leone et la portée de son héritage”, Etudes Internationales 45, 1 (2014): 85-103.
  • Dittrich, Viviane, “Legacies of the International Criminal Court under Construction”, Security and Peace (S+F Sicherheit und Frieden) 31, 4 (2014): 197-204.