Göran Sluiter is professor of international criminal law at the University of Amsterdam. He is also professor of criminal law and procedure at the Open University in the Netherlands and lawyer and partner at Prakken d'Oliveira Human Rights Lawyers.
He studied law at the University of Maastricht (1996) and obtained his PhD in international criminal law at Utrecht University (2002). He joined the University of Amsterdam as a senior lecturer in (international) criminal law in 2004 and became a Professor in international criminal law in 2006.
Göran is principal investigator in the VICI funded research project 'Rethinking the Outer Limits of Secondary Liability for International Crimes and Serious Human Rights Violations' which runs from September 2018 until September 2023.
Between 2006 and 2011, he was principal investigator in the VIDI funded research project 'International criminal procedure - In search of General Rules and Principles'.
Project: Secondary tort liability for international crimes and serious human rights violations
Jindan-Karena Mann is an American lawyer admitted to the State Bar of California. She holds a BA from UC Berkeley in Development Studies with a specific focus on access to natural resources by marginalised societies, a JD from the University of Southern California, and an LLM in International Criminal Law from the University of Amsterdam with a certificate in International Criminal Law from Columbia Law School. Prior to joining Rethinking SLIC*, Jindan worked as a lawyer in the areas of international criminal law and international human rights law.
Sean Shun Ming Yau
Project: Secondary criminal liability for international crimes and serious human rights violations
Sean Shun Ming Yau studied at Leiden University (LLM in public international law) and University of Hong Kong (LLB) and Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Diploma in international law). He is a reporter at Oxford Reports on International Law. Prior to joining the University of Amsterdam, he was a legal researcher at the UN International Law Commission (jus cogens) and Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School. In 2018, Sean was Legal Assistant to the African Union before the International Criminal Court, where he previously served as Judicial Intern (Appeals Chamber) for the judges.
Project: Secondary State liability for international crimes and serious human rights violations
Joëlle Trampert studied law at the University of Amsterdam. After obtaining her Master’s degree in Public International Law in 2015, she completed an internship with the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and various internships with law firms in the Netherlands. Prior to joining Rethinking SLIC*, she was employed at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, where she undertook comparative legal research for the Court’s ongoing legal terminology projects.
Sjors Polm is a student assistant for the Rethinking SLIC* project. He studies law, philosophy, and social sciences at the University of Amsterdam. He is particularly interested in theoretical issues in public law.