Dr. Viviane Dittrich currently is 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. Her research interests lie at the intersections of politics and international law, with a focus on international organisations and international criminal tribunals, and the politics of memory. Viviane has written on the notion of legacy and the process of legacy building at the international criminal tribunals and hybrid courts. 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, and the International Criminal Court. She has conducted extensive field research in The Hague, Arusha, Freetown, Phnom Penh and New York. She teaches inter alia on the politics of international law, on global crime, on international institutions and on US foreign policy at Sciences Po, LSE and Royal Holloway, University of London. Also, Viviane has served as a consultant for the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. After undergraduate studies at Sciences Po Paris and Wellesley College she received an MSc in International Relations from the LSE and a Master’s degree from Sciences Po (double degree). Viviane 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.