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

Christof Heyns

Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Pretoria

Sévane Garibian

Swiss National Science Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Geneva and Associate Professor at the University of Neuchâtel

Neus Torbisco-Casals

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

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)

Clara Sandoval

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

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

Frank Haldemann

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

Julia Raue

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

Thomas Unger

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

Sandra Krähenmann

Thematic Legal Adviser, Geneva Call

Regula Ludi

Professor of Modern History at the University of Zurich

Nicolas Mansfield

Director of Legal Programs at the East-West Management Institute

Alex Conte

Executive Director, Child Rights Connect

Eric Steinmyller

Consultant and Trainer on International Humanitarian Law and Maritime Law Enforcement Issues

Ahmed Al-Dawoody

Legal Adviser for Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Teaching Assistants

Agustina Becerra Vazquez

Teaching Assistant

Tafadzwa Christmas

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