The faculty

Students of the Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law have the opportunity to be taught by leading academics and practitioners in the field of transitional justice.

Professors and Lecturers

Frank Haldemann

Co-Director of the Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Thomas Unger

Co-Director of the Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Paola Gaeta

Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Vincent Chetail

President of the Board and Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Neus Torbisco-Casals

Visiting Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Clara Sandoval

Professor at the University of Essex School of Law and Director of the Essex Transitional Justice Network

Christof Heyns

Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Pretoria

Sarah M.H. Nouwen

Co-Deputy Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Cambridge

William A. Schabas

Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London

Howard Varney

Practicing Advocate at the Johannesburg Bar and Senior Programme Adviser at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

Rama Mani

Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Centre for International Studies and Councillor at the World Future Council

Brandon Hamber

Professor and John Hume and Thomas P. O'Neill Chair in Peace at Ulster University

Katia Papagianni

Director, Policy and Mediation Support, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Julia Raue

Transitional Justice Adviser, Sri Lanka, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Sandra Krähenmann

Thematic Legal Adviser, Geneva Call

Nicolas Mansfield

Director of Legal Programs at the East-West Management Institute

Alex Conte

Executive Director, Child Rights Connect

Teaching Assistants

Agustina Becerra Vazquez

Teaching Assistant

Tafadzwa Christmas

Teaching Assistant

Ana Srovin Coralli

Teaching Assistant

Invited Lecturers

Invited Lecturers share with students their expertise and field experience via dedicated lectures, transitional justice cafés or specific encounters.

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

Dorsey and Whitney Chair in Law at the University of Minnesota Law School and Professor of Law at the Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University

Cécile Aptel

Director of the Policy, Strategy and Knowledge Department at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Evelyne Schmid

Associate Professor of international law at the Université de Lausanne

Pádraig McAuliffe

Senior Lecturer and Associate Head of the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool

Christoph J. M. Safferling

Professor at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Gabriella Citroni

Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca

Pierre Hazan

Special Adviser on Transitional Justice at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Editorial Adviser at JusticeInfo.net and Associate Professor at the University of Neuchâtel

Mô Bleeker

Special Envoy and Head of the Task Force for Dealing with the Past and Prevention of Atrocities, and Special Envoy on Peace and Human Security, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Elisabeth Baumgartner

Co-Head of the Dealing with the Past Programme at Swisspeace

Norbert Wühler

Leading Expert on Large-Scale Compensation and Property Restitution Programmes