Robert Roth

Robert Roth

Director of the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Criminal Law at the University of Geneva

Areas of expertise

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).

Taught Courses and Research Projects

ICC Trial Chamber VIII declares Mr Al Mahdi guilty of the war crime of attacking historic and religious buildings in Timbuktu and sentences him to nine years’ imprisonment Project

Modes of Liability for International Crimes

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.

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Peru,  Ayacucho, square. Traditional dancers Spring School

Transitional Justice Spring School: Transitional Justice, Memory and Culture

The Transitional Justice Spring School 2018 aims to address the roles of memory and culture in transitional justice processes through an interdisciplinary, comprehensively structured high-quality one-week programme.

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Publications

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Representational Capacity or Global Governance ? A Swiss federal Court Addresses the Accusations against a Former Algerian General

July 2013

Robert Roth

Journal of International Criminal Justice 2013, no 3

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The extradition of génocidaires, in The UN Genocide Convention: a Commentary

October 2009

Robert Roth

The UN Genocide Convention, Oxford University Press,

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Symposium : The Influence of the European Court of Human Rights’ Case Law on (International) Criminal Law

July 2011

Robert Roth

Journal of International Criminal Justice 2011, no 3

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The appeal procedure of the ICC

July 2002

Robert Roth, Antonio Cassese, Paola Gaeta

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: A Commentary, Oxford University Press

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