International Human Rights Law / Business and Human Rights / International Criminal Court / International Criminal Law / Counter-terrorism
Robert Roth has been Director of the Geneva Academy since 2014 and Professor of International Criminal Law at the University of Geneva since 1987.
He is a leading expert on international criminal justice and international criminal law, as well as human rights, and has published extensively on these issues.
In 2011 he was appointed a Judge of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, where he chaired the Trial Chamber for two years before leaving the Tribunal in September 2013.
Professor Roth was Dean of the Law Faculty, University of Geneva, from 2003 to 2007 and contributed, in this capacity, to the creation of the Geneva Academy.
He has been Editor of the Swiss Criminal Law Review for fifteen years and is a member of the International Scientific Committee for the Revue de science criminelle et de droit pénal comparé (Paris) and the Steering Committee of the Academic Network of European Criminal Law (Brussels).
This project intends to clarify the conditions of accountability for international crimes by providing a detailed assessment of the customary international law status of, in particular, the actus reus and mens rea elements of modes of liability: planning, instigating, conspiracy, direct and indirect perpetration, co-perpetration, the three forms of joint criminal enterprise, the doctrine of common purpose under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, command responsibility and aiding and abetting.
This course begins with a broad comparative analysis of contemporary trends in criminal procedure, explaining why the traditional opposition accusatorial vs. inquisitorial is no longer valid, all systems being to a certain degree accusatorial.
This course aims to give students a solid understanding of the major issues in international criminal law (ICL).
The Transitional Justice Spring School 2017 aims to address the roles of memory and culture in transitional justice processes through an interdisciplinary, comprehensively structured high-quality one-week programme.
Journal of International Criminal Justice 2013, no 3, p. 643-657.
Paola Gaeta, The UN Genocide Convention, Oxford University Press, p. 278-309
Journal of International Criminal Justice 2011, no 3, p. 571-698.
Robert Roth, Antonio Cassese, Paola Gaeta
Antonio Cassese and Paola Gaeta, The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: A Commentary, Oxford University Press, p. 1535-1558