The Faculty of the Master of Laws in Transnational Crime and Justice is composed by international academics, experts and practitioners.
UPEACE will contribute to the programme through its distinguished faculty members among which:
Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo - Dean of UPEACE; former Associate Professor of International Law at the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas and Professor of Humanitarian International Law at the Universidad Sergio Arboleda in Bogota; former Fulbright Visiting Professor at the Washington College of Law at American University. He also served as Jurist to the Regional Delegation of Venezuela and the Caribbean of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Mihir Kanade - Head of the Department of International Law and Human Rights at UPEACE and Director of the UPEACE Human Rights Centre; former lawyer in the Supreme Court of India and the Bombay High Court, focusing on issues of fundamental human rights violations. He is an adjunct faculty at Universidad Alfonso XI El Sabio (Spain), Cheikh Anta Diop University (Senegal), and Long Island University (United States).
UNICRI can count on a pool of internal and external experts who have served as faculty members in previous courses as well as several renown international experts that have participated as keynote speakers in our several editions among which:
Adama Dieng - Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide
Navi Pillay - Judge ad hoc on the International Court of Justice, President of the Advisory Council of the Nuremberg Principles Academy, President of The International Commission against the Death Penalty, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, former President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and former Judge of the International Criminal Court.
Our faculty members include:
Guido Acquaviva - Lecturer, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights; Deputy Registrar, Kosovo Specialist Chambers; Former Chef de Cabinet, Office of the President, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL); Former Legal Officer, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
Rosario Salvatore Aitala – Judge of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
Elena Atzeni - RSD Associate, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, (UNHCR)
Ghenadie Barba - Chief, Rule of Law Unit, OSCE, Office for Democratic Institution and Human Rights ODIHR
Stefano Betti - International Consultant; Former Senior Counsel, INTERPOL in charge of Illicit Trafficking
Chris Black - Legal Officer, Pre-trial Chamber, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL); Former Regional Legal Adviser, Red Cross International Committee (Geneva, Switzerland)
Abigail Bridgman - Member of California Bar and United States District Court of Northern California; Assistant to Counsel at International Criminal Court.
Salvatore Cannata - Case Analyst, Eurojust; Former Legal Officer, UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate
Linda Carter - Distinguished Professor of Law Emerita, Mc George School of Law, University of Pacific (Sacramento, USA)
Mark Dietrich - Vice-President, East-West Management Institute
Rehinold Gallmetzer - Appeals Counsel, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC)
Nobuo Hayashi - Senior Legal Advisor, International Law and Policy Institute (Oslo, Norway); Visiting Professor on International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law, International University of Japan (Niigata, Japan)
Gary Hill - Member of the Board and Training Chair, International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA); Scientific Coordinator of the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council, UNODC the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network (PNI); Chief Executive Officer, CEGA Services (Lincoln, USA) in Haiti, Rwanda and Kosovo
Patricia Janega - International Trainer, Facilitator and Intercultural Expert,International Training Centre of the ILO (Turin, Italy); Intercultural Communications Trainer, Intercultures (Berlin, Germany)
Kristiina Kangaspunta - Chief of UNODC's Crime Research Section Former Deputy Director, UNICRI
Nicola Lettieri - Alternate Judge in the Trial Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)
Carola Lingaas-Louwerse - Lecturer, University of Oslo, Law Faculty
Antonio Giovanni Luzzi - Associate Programme Officer, Implementation Support Section III, Terrorism Prevention Branch, Division for Treaty Affairs, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Paula Lynch - Associate Legal Officer, Defence Office, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)
Nicolas Mansfield - Director of Legal Programs, East-West Management Institute
Lt. Col. Gianluca Mascherano - Military Researcher, Post-Conflict Operations Study Centre (PCOSC), Italian Army; Lecturer of “Stabilization and Reconstruction Orientation Course”, Universitá degli Studi di Torino
Paolina Massidda - Principal Counsel, Office of Public Council for Victims (OPCV), International Criminal Court (ICC)
Lt. Col. Paolo Mazzuferi - Chief of Department for Study and Doctrine within the Post-Conflict Operations Study Centre (PCOSC), Italian Army
Peter McCloskey - Former Senior Trial Attorney, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
Deirdre Montgomery - Attorney at Law; Solicitor (England & Wales); Legal Officer at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)
Yasmin Naqvi - Legal Officer in Chambers at International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia.
Wendy Ann O’Brien - Legal Officer, Violence against Children, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); Associate Professor, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Marie O’Leary - Attorney-at-Law, Legal Adviser/Counsel, Office of Public Counsel for the Defence of the International Criminal Court (ICC-OPCD)
Niccoló Pons - Associate Legal Officer, Chambers of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers; former Associate Legal Officer, Trial Chamber Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia; former Associate Legal Officer, Pre-Trial Division, Chambers, International Criminal Court.
Rod Rastan - Legal Advisor, Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC)
Jacopo Roberti di Sarsina - Subject Expert in International Law, University of Bologna School of Law, Attorney-at-Law (New York)
Karine Simonsen - Officer, Rule of Law Unit, OSCE, Office for Democratic Institution and Human Rights ODIHR
Davyth Stewart - Coordinator, Global Forestry Enforcement and Pollution Crime Unit, Interpol
James Stewart - Deputy Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC)
Gregory Townsend - Former Chief of the Court Support Services Section, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY); Former Prosecutor, UN Mission to Kosovo; Former Head of Office, Special Court for Sierra Leone
Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov - Member of the Committee Against Torture (CAT); formerly Judge in the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda
William Wiley - Executive Director, Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA); Former International Legal Advisor, Iraqi High Tribunal; Former Human Rights Officer, UN Assistance Mission to Iraq; Former Investigator, ICC and ICTR; Former Intelligence Analyst, International Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)