Dr Luc Reydams, Professor of Law

 

 

Luc Reydams studied law at the Catholic University of Leuven (Lic. Juris) and the University of Notre Dame (LL.M  & JSD). He also earned a diploma in political and administrative science from the Université Catholique de Louvain. Since 2002 Luc teaches in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and since 2011 he also teaches in the Center for European Studies at the Catholic University of Lublin. He has been a visiting Professor a number of times at the Catholic University of Leuven (Faculty of Law). Before his academic career Luc practiced law in Brussels. From September 2012 until June 2013 Luc is a fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In the past he has been a fellow at the Center for the Study of the Great Lakes Region of Africa (University of Antwerp), the Leuven Center for Global Governance Studies, and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. His research has been supported by the United States Institute of Peace.

 

His main areas of research are:

  • International (criminal) law and justice
  • Transnational social movements
  • Politics in the Great Lakes region of Africa

 

Publications

 

Books

 

International Prosecutors (co-edited with Jan Wouters and Cedric Ryngaert) (Oxford University Press) (2012)

 

Global Activism Reader (edited volume) (Continuum Publishing) (2010)

 

Universal Jurisdiction: International and Municipal Legal Perspectives (Oxford University Press) (2003 hardback) (2004 paperback)

 

Refereed publications

 

(8) ‘A la guerre comme à la guerre: Patterns of Armed Conflict, Humanitarian Law Responses, and New Challenges’ 88 International Review of the Red Cross (2006) 729

 

(7) ‘The ICTR Ten Years On: Back to the Nuremberg Paradigm?’ 3 Journal of International Criminal Justice (2005) 977

 

(6) ‘Belgium Reneges on Universality: the 5 August 2003 Act on Grave Breaches of International Humanitarian Law’ 1 Journal of International Criminal Justice (2003) 679

 

(5) ‘Belgium’s First Judicial Application of Universal Jurisdiction: the Butare Four Case’ 1 Journal of International Criminal Justice (2003) 428

 

(4) Niyonteze v Public Prosecutor, 96 American Journal of International Law (2002) 231

 

(3) 'Universal Criminal Jurisdiction: The Belgian State of Affairs' XI Criminal Law Forum (2000) 183

 

(2) In re Augusto Pinochet Ugarte 93 American Journal of International Law (1999) 700

 

(1) 'Universal Jurisdiction over Atrocities in Rwanda: Theory and Practice' 4 European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice(1996) 18

 

Non-refereed publications

 

(4) ‘De Genocidewet in rechtsvergelijkend perspectief: Hoe andere ISH lidstaten omgaan met de core crimes genocide, misdaden tegen de mensheid, en oorlogsmisdaden’ Jura Falconis (2003-2004:1) 133

 

(3) 'Prosecuting crimes under international law on the basis of universal jurisdiction – The experience of Belgium' in H Fischer et al (eds) International and National Prosecution of Crimes under International Law – Current Developments (2001)

 

(2) 'De Belgische wet ter bestraffing van inbreuken op het humanitaire recht: een papieren tijger?' 7 Zoeklicht  (1998) 4

 

(1) 'Justice dans l'après-Apartheid: la Commission de vérité et de réconciliation sud-africaine' 9 Annuaire de droit africain - Yearbook of African Law (1997) 93

 

Other Publications

 

Book chapter ‘The Politics of Establishing International Criminal Tribunals’ in International Prosecutors L Reydams, J Wouters, and C Ryngaert (eds) (2012)

 

Book chapter ‘Mandates of International Criminal Tribunals’ in International Prosecutors L Reydams, J Wouters, and C Ryngaert (eds) (2012)

 

Book chapter ‘The Rise and Fall of Universal Jurisdiction’ in Routledge Handbook of International Criminal Law W Schabas and N Bernaz (eds) (2010)

 

Book chapter ‘The International Human Rights Movement: a Short History of Ideas and Campaigns” in Mensenrechten - Actuele Brandpunten J Wouters and R Ryngaert (eds) (2008)

 

Seven entries in Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice A Cassesse (ed) (Oxford University Press) (2008)

 

Review Essay of Rwanda’s Genocide. The Politics of Global Justice by Kingsley Moghalu and Le tribunal des vaincus. Un Nuremberg pour le Rwanda? by Thierry Cruvellier in 101 American Journal of International Law (2007) 928

 

‘A Conundrum Posed by U.S. Anti-Terrorism’ American Society of International Law Insight (2006) (vol. 10, issue 26) (reprinted in TransSec Magazine, November-December 2006)

 

Conference paper in Proceedings of the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (2005)

 

Contribution (± 3000 words) to the Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity D Shelton (ed) (Macmillan Reference USA) (2004)

 

Review (in French) of Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa Report (five volumes) in 15 Revue Québécoise de Droit International (2003) 241

 

Book chapter 'Prosecuting crimes under international law on the basis of universal jurisdiction – The experience of Belgium' in International and National Prosecution of Crimes under International Law – Current Developments H Fischer et al (eds) (Berlin, 2001)

 

Conference paper in Proceedings of the 4th Joint Conference of the American Society of International Law and the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Internationaal Recht (1997)

 

Newspaper and magazine contributions on international (legal) topics, including an interview article with Desmond Tutu, then Archbishop and Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa

 

Work in progress

 

Monograph: the International Criminal Court in Congo

 

Article: The Friend of My Friend is My Friend: RPF Impunity and the Establishment of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Revisited

Autor: Lech Buczek
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 10.10.2012, godz. 15:15 - Lech Buczek