Editorial Board


Heybatollah Najandimanesh

International Criminal Law Allameh Tabataba`i University, Tehran, Iran


Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law and Political Science - Allameh Tabatab’i
University, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Managing Editor

Anna Oriolo

International Law and International Criminal Law Department of Legal Sciences (School of Law), University of Salerno, Italy.

+ 39 340 2949200

Ph.D.; Associate Professor of International Law; Lecturer of EU Law, European and International Criminal Law, Department of Legal Sciences (School of Law); Lecturer of International Law, Diplomatic and Consular Law, Department of Management & Innovation Systems; Leader of the Jean Monnet Module EU-GLOBACT “Transnational Crime and EU Law: towards Global Action against Cross-borders Threats to Common Security, Rule of Law and Human Rights” - University of Salerno, Italy; Lawyer.

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Editorial Board

Sètondji Roland J.B. Adjovi

Public International Law, International Criminal Law , Human Rights Law and Historical and Political Studies Arcadia University, Glenside, United States of America

+1 215 517 2689

Hussein Aghaei Janatmakan

Criminal Law, Criminology and International Criminal Law Shahid Chamran University, Ahwaz, Iran


A- Executive Activities

1. Acting as a judge for eight years in Iran (the last was the head of Tehran's General Court Branch 265)
2- Attorney at law: Alborz Bar Association
3. Dean of Law Department in SCU (five terms)
4. 22 years of teaching experience at the SCU of Ahvaz
6. Eight years of teaching experience in Criminal Law and Criminology in Masters, Persian Gulf International Training Center.
7. Representative in specialized Commission of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in SCU
8. A representative for SCU in Center for Combating Drugs
9. Editor in Chief of the Journal of Research and Knowledge SCU
10. Editor in Chief of the Journal of Legal Studies, International Training Centre of Persian Gulf
11. The member of the Disciplinary Committee of the International Training Centre of the Persian Gulf
12. Elite Researcher in SCU of Ahvaz 1388
13. Member of the Bar Association of Khuzestan Estefta'at
14. Visiting Professor PNU Tehran
15. Member of the preservation of culture and civil rights in SCU
16. The former head of the Office of Legal Affairs and Treaties SCU
17. The member of the Advisory Council of Khuzestan citizenship

B-Educational Activities

1. Bachelor of Law - University of Shiraz, 1366-1369
2. Master's degree in criminal law and Criminology - Tarbiat Modarres University, 1372-1375
3. Doctoral in Criminal Law and Criminology – Shahid Beheshti University, 1379-1384
4-One year Course in England for Research on doctoral Thesis
5. Two-month research at the Max Planck Institute in Germany
6.Visiting International Criminal Court in the Netherlands, Hague
7. Visiting Faculty of Law, University of Bern, Switzerland
8. Visiting Faculty of Law, University of the Netherlands
9. Visiting Justice of Germany, Uk, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates
10. The experience of the International Criminal Court
11. Participation in a Meeting on the youth justice system at Jawaharlal Nehru University in India
12. Teaching in Doctoral Course on Children and Youth Crimes in Bushehr Azad University

C- Scientific Activities

1- Books
1. Hussein Aghaei Janatmakan. Public Criminal Law. (Three volumes) based on the new Penal Code.Tehran: Jungle Publications, Fourth Edition, 1393
2. _________ (Translator) . International Criminal Law: Tehran: Jungle Publications, 4th ed, 1393
3. ___________Bringing Power to Justice. Tehran, Ganje e Danesh Publications. 1386.
4. _________ (Translator). Human rights in international criminal Proceedings. Chamran University Press 1387 First edition, Second edition 1390.
5. _________ (Translator). The Meaning and nature of Punishment. Ahvaz, SCU press.1389 and 1393
6. Public Criminal Law (new penology). 1392, 1393
7. International Criminal Law (collection of articles). Press Jungle 1392
8. International Criminal Law (International Instruments). Press Jungle 1393
9. __________ forms of Responsibility in international criminal law. Translated (probable release date October 1394)

2- Articles

1. The need to reforms for the curriculum Law, adopted by the National Congress of the Humanities: Esfand 1385
2. The Rights of the defendant: Restriction or Extension in Bar Association Journal. No, 23, 24, 1385
3. The Local and temporal scope of international humanitarian law: In International Conference: Qom 1385
4. The Criminology approach to juvenile delinquency in Khuzestan Province: accepted in a regional conference. Special for judges in juvenile and family courts. Khuzestan. Esfand 8.7 1385.
5. The jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court towards Nationals states No- party: Legal Basis and limitations. SBU Law Journal 43.
6. International Criminal Procedure: Adversarial, inquisitorial or mixed: SBU Law Journal. No. 45.
8. ______. General prevention barrier to decriminalization? The Judiciary’s Law Journal.41
10. __________ Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a different view in international criminal law. Law Quarterly, Tehran University. No. 39 (2), 1388
11. __________ Judicial Survey on Discretion of the Prosecutor of ICC. International Law Review, 2008-2009, No 30
12. ______________Need to form an international human rights tribunal. Legal Thoughts Journal 13, 1387
13 -_____________The Referral of the Situation in Darfur to ICC and Prospect of its Suspension. International Law Review. 2010, No, 41
14. _________ Human approach to the needs of disabled persons (Convention for the Protection of Individuals with disables (2006).Legal Research SBU. No, 54.
15. The international ban on the use of children in armed conflict. International Studies Quarterly. 1389, No, 25.
16. The Trial absentia in criminal matters. Journal of Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Shiraz. 1389(2011).
17- ------------------ Defenses in international criminal law. Law Quarterly, Journal of Tehran University. 1390(2013), No. 41
18. The conception of the applicable law in the International Criminal Court Statute.Journal of Legal Studies, University of Shiraz, 1390, No 2(2013)
19. Definition, Elements, and conditions for the exercise of jurisdiction of the ICC over the crime of aggression. Journal of International Law, 1390 (44)2013
20. Distinguishing Military and Non- military Superiors: Reflections on the Bemba Case at the ICC, Special Edition, International Law Review, 2,1389(2011)
21. The Criminalization of unauthorized use of academic titles. Journal of Legal Knowledge and Research.SCU, 1391, No 1
22. Electronic Monitoring: a new alternative for imprisonment (in light of the new Penal Code). Encyclopedia of Criminal Sciences. The second book. Under the Supervision of Ali Hussain Najafi Abrandi Abade.
23. ________ expanding jurisdiction over war crimes under Article 8 of the ICC Statute. International Law Review (Special Issue No. 2) 1391
24. ________ forced disappearance of persons as a crime against humanity. In a series of articles under the Criminal Justice International Criminal Rights Association, 1391

1. International humanitarian law firm Dr hmaysh Muslim city of Qom. Mqalh.mqalh writing the second volume of papers published.
2. The Company and the presentation of a regional conference for the presentation justice in Khuzestan province. (Paper presented to the title that became the preferred choice Vjayz·h.)
3. National Congress of Humanities Company: Amrvzchshm the savings tomorrow. The conference hall in Tehran IRIB article.
4. Participation in the Regional Conference on Criminal Justice, Islamic Azad University of Bushehr. Presenting a paper entitled "Global approach to criminal justice."
5. Speaking at the Islamic Azad University of Southern California "virtual courts" on 3 / 9/1388
6. Lecture at the Max Planck Institute in Germany on "alternatives to prison 'in summer 1391
8. speech at SBU Law School. 23/7/1391 on the release of the new successor's negative punishment (jail).
9. Speaking at the Conference on the Role of Education in the Prevention of Crime. Masjed Slaiman,s Judiciary on 1/8/1391
10. Speaking at a meeting of a judicial justice of Shushtar Judiciary in 1390
11. Book review session, for International Criminal Court and the Globalization of criminal law. doctor Fereydoon Jafary at the home humanities scholars, in Tehran on 9/9/1391
12. Lecture at the Conference of Bar Association of Khuzestan as "the Evolution of chastising and Guidelines set Taazir Penalties" in the 26/11/1391
13. Speaking at a forum in Shahre e Danesh in Tehran as "the shortcomings of the legal system in support of the disabled" on 9/9/1391
14. The speech in Karaj Bar Association, General Assembly entitled "freedom of information" on 29.09.1392
15.Lecture at the Conference of the New Islamic Penal Code, at the Office of the Gas Company of Khuzestan December 1392
16. Member of the Editorial Board in the National Conference on Iranian Criminal Policy against delinquency and Victimization of Children and Youth in Kerman,1392(2014)
17. Conferences "Youth Criminal Justice in New legal bill of India" at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi,2014 September
18. The Bar Association of Kermanshah and Ilam in the workshop and lecture on "Legal aspects of Criminology Depenalisation in Islamic Penal Code acted in 1392," on 10.18.1393
19- Speech in Khuzestan for governors, mayors of towns and cities in Khuzestan province on the culture of traffic law

F- thesis

Supervisor and Advisor many of postgraduate thesis.

Mohammad Ali Ardebili

Criminal Law Shahid Beheshti University (SBU) , Tehran, Iran


Mohamed Badar

international criminal law Northumbria Law School, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK


Dr. Mohamed Badar is Professor of Comparative and International Criminal Law and Islamic Law at Northumbria Law School, Northumbria University, Newcastle. He is the Legal Consultant for Mr. Al Hassan Defence Team before the International Criminal Court; Regional Liaison Officer, Middle East and North Africa, International Bar Association War Crimes Committee; and an expert for UNODC Maritime Crimes Project. He participated in the UNITAD Capacity Building for Iraqi Judges that aims to deepen the knowledge and expertise of key members of the Iraqi Judiciary in the areas of IHL and ICL. In 2017-2019 he acted as a Senior Expert for EUROMED JUSTICE IV, a project funded by the European Commission for enhancing Euro-Mediterranean mutual legal assistance on the investigation and prosecution of complex judicial cases where he co-authored the Handbook on International Cooperation in Criminal Matters in the Southern Partner Countries


He previously served as Senior Prosecutor and Judge in Egypt (1997-2006) and was a member of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry and has participated in the judicial reform in Afghanistan together with Professor M Cherif Bassiouni and Justice Hatem Fouad. He holds a Ph.D. in comparative and international criminal law from the National University of Ireland, Galway, a first-class honours LL.M. degree in international human rights from the same university, a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) and a Bachelor of Police Sciences from the Police Academy, Cairo, and a Diploma in international legal relations from Ain Shams University, Cairo. He has published extensively on issues related to comparative and international criminal law, and his work has been cited by international and national criminal courts. His recent work on hate and fear propaganda appears in the Nordic Journal of Human RightsInternational Criminal Law Review, and International Journal of Human Rights. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the ICC Commentary in Arabic, a project funded by the Norwegian Government and will be available for free download by the end of 2020 via CILRAP LEXSITUS home page.   

Flavio de Leao Bastos Pereira

International Criminal Law, International Human Rights, Global Criminal Justice Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, Brazil


Professor of Human Rights Law at Mackenzie Presbyterian University (São Paulo, Brazil). Post-doctoral fellow at the Mediterranea International Centre for Human Rights Research (New Technologies and Law) at the Università "Mediterranea" di Reggio Calabria, Italy. PhD in Political and Economic Law at Mackenzie Presbyterian University. Expert in Genocide and Human Rights at the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies/Zoryan Institute/ University of Toronto, Canada (2014). Expert in indigenous genocide in Brazil; Transitional Justice; Genocide Studies. The editorial team and correspondent of the University of Maastricht Blog on Transitional Justice. Invited Professor at the Faculty of Social Service at the
Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm, Nuremberg, Germany (2020-2021).

Paolo Benvenuti

International Criminal law and Human Rights Department of Law, University "Roma Tre" of Rome, Italy


Professor Emeritus of International Law
and President of the Ethic Commitee
University Roma Tre

- Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration
Peace Palace, The Hague

Coordinator of the Scientific Committee of International Humanitarian Law
Italian Red Cross

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Michael Bohlander

Comparative and International Criminal Law Durham Law School, Durham University, United Kingdom

+44 (0) 191 33 40476

Homayoun Habibi

International Criminal Law and international law of the Sea Allameh Tabataba`i University, Tehran, Iran


Gerhard Kemp

International and transnational criminal justice University of Derby, United Kingdom


Gerhard Kemp is professor of international and transnational criminal justice at the University of Derby, United Kingdom, and an extraordinary professor in the Department of Public Law, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Gerhard serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), Cape Town, and is a member of the advisory council of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, Whitney R Harris World Law Institute, Washington University (St Louis), USA. He was previously an Erasmus Mundus visiting scholar at the Institute for Global Studies, University of Wroclaw, Poland, and a senior research fellow at the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Berlin, Germany. Gerhard is a recipient of the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship and is also a fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS). He has published widely in the areas of international criminal law, transnational criminal justice, post-conflict justice, criminal law and procedure, and international humanitarian law. Gerhard is also active in the broader academic community, in addition to his research, teaching, and community involvement. He is the regional editor of the Criminal Law Forum (Springer/Nature), and serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Criminal Law (SAGE), South African Yearbook of International Law (Juta), the South African Journal of Criminal Justice (Juta), the African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (Juta), and the Zeitschrift für Internationales Strafrechtsdogmatik (ZIS).

Anja Matwijkiw

Professional Ethics, Human Rights, International Law Indiana University Graduate School & Department of Philosophy, Indiana University Northwest, United States of America


Solange Mouthaan

minority groups, gender and international crimes and courts School of Law, University of Warwick, United Kingdom


My research interests focus on two defined fields. Both are related to the protection of people under international law. First, the legal protection of minorities, and in particular linguistic minorities and second, the effective protection of individuals through the framework and mechanisms of International Criminal Law. 

My research explores understandings and translations of gendered experiences of armed conflict in the interpretation and application of international crimes by tribunals. I am particularly interested in what the law invisibilises, and I do so by using a feminist/female and decolonial lens. I examine the developments of International Criminal Law through the workings of the ICC with regards to the protection of, and voice and role given to victims and perpetrators of gender-based crimes during the trials and in judgments. My recent project examined the gendered experiences of children affected by armed conflict and the restrictive interpretation of international criminal law in this area.   

My research, therefore, falls into the following general areas: minority groups, gender, and international crimes and courts. 

Ali Hussein Najafi Abrand Abadi

Criminology Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran


Behzad Razavifard

Criminal Law, Criminology Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Faculty of Law & Political Sciences, Allameh Tabataba`i University, Tehran, Iran


Mehdi Zakerian

International Relations, International Human Rights Law Islamic Azad University, Sciences & Research Branch, Terhan, Iran


Prof. Zakerian is the editor-in-Chief of the International Studies Journal (ISJ), which is published quarterly in both Persian and English devoted to international affairs and human rights. He is author of 20 books and 100 articles in English, Persian, Arabic and French.

Advisory Board

Amina Adanan

School of Law and Criminology, Maynooth University, Ireland


Ph.D., Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Law in the School of Law and Criminology in Maynooth University where she teaches and researches in the area of human rights law. She publishes in the areas of international justice and Irish property law. Dr. Amina Adanan’s research interests lie in international law, specifically in the area of domestic prosecutions of international crimes, and the history of international law. 

Girolamo Daraio

Department of Legal Sciences, University of Salerno, Italy


Ph.D.; Researcher of Procedure Criminal Law, Lecturer of Prison Law, Department of Legal Sciences - University of Salerno, Italy.

Ali Garshasbi

International Law and International Criminal Law Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization, New Delhi, India


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Noelle Higgins

International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Minority Rights Law Department, Maynooth University, Ireland


Noelle is an Associate Professor in Law. She previously worked at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, and at the School of Law and Government, DCU. She has Masters degrees in both Irish and Law and a Higher Diploma in Education. She obtained her Ph.D. on the topic of wars of national liberation and self-determination from NUI Galway. She is currently part of a consortium working on a Horizon2020 Project, entitled 'ReCreating Europe: Rethinking Digital Copyright Law for a Culturally Diverse, Accessible, Creative Europe', awarded in 2020. She was previously the PI on an IRCHSS funded project in international peace mediation (2010).

Kriangsak Kittichaisaree

International Criminal Law, International Law of the Sea International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Hamburg, Germany


Publications of Professor Kittichaisaree include:

The Law of the Sea and Maritime Boundary Delimitation in South-East Asia (Oxford University Press 1987),

International Criminal Law (Oxford University Press 2001), Public International Law of Cyberspace (Springer 2017),

The Obligation to Extradite or Prosecute (Oxford University Press 2018),

International Human Rights Law and Diplomacy (Edward Elgar Publishing, March 2020),

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Oxford University Press, in press).'

Panagiota Manoli

Political Economy of International Relations Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Peloponnese, Greece


Ph.D., Associate Professor in Political Economy of International Relations at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Peloponnese. She has been Visiting Research Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory (LSE, 2018), Visiting Professor at the European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh (2016), Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Southeast Europe Project), Washington D.C. (2010). She has taught at the Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean (Rhodes) and worked as the Director of Studies and Research at the International Center for Black Sea Studies (Athens) and in the Economic Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (Istanbul). She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Southeast European and Black Sea Studies (Routledge/Taylor and Francis) and an Associate Researcher at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy. She is also the Co-Convenor of the Executive Committee of the Greek Politics Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association of the UK. Her research interests focus on regionalism, security and development in Europe and the Black Sea region, the European Neighborhood Policy, and global governance issues.

Roxana Matefi

Department of Law, Transilvania University of Brașov, Romania


Ph. D., Associate Professor specialized in Civil Law and Vice-Dean of the Law Faculty of Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania.  Author of several books and over a hundred scientific articles in the fields of Civil law and Personality Rights and member of several journals scientific boards. She was part of the scientific and organizational committees of numerous conferences as well as of international Moot Court competitions juries. She undertook teaching and training mobilities in several universities in Europe, as well as South Koreea or Taiwan. She is Honorary professor of International University "Mitso" (Minsk). She is also a lawyer with over 17 years of experience.


International Law and International Criminal Law Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia

+57 2970200

Prof. Hector Olasolo Short Biography

Law Degree, University of Salamanca; LL.M. in Law, Columbia University; Ph.D. in Law, University of Salamanca. Prof. Olasolo holds the Chair in International Law at Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia), is chairman of the Ibero-American Institute of The Hague for Peace, Human Rights and International Justice (The Netherlands) and is a senior lecturer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands). He is also director of the Anuario Iberoamericano de Derecho Internacional Penal/Ibero-American Yearbook of International Law (ANIDIP), the postgraduate Programmes (Especializacion and Maestría) in International Law and the International Law Clinic at Universidad del Rosario. Prof. Olasolo previously held the Chair in International Criminal and Procedural Law at the University of Utrecht (2010-2012) and served as Legal Officer in Chambers of the International Criminal Court (2004-2010) and the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (2002-2004). He was Legal Adviser to the Spanish Delegation to the Preparatory Commission for the International Criminal Court (1999-2002) and expert witness before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Professor Olasolo has published the following monographs in publishers included in the top two levels in the Norwegian and Finnish Lists: International Criminal Law, Transnational Criminal Organizations and Transitional Justice (Brill/Nijhoff, 2018), Essays on International Criminal Justice (Hart Publishing Ltd., 2012), The Criminal Responsibility of Political and Military Leaders as Principals to International Crimes (Hart Publishing Ltd, 2009), Unlawful Attacks in Combat Situations (Brill/Nijhoff, 2007) and The Triggering Procedure of the International Criminal Court (Brill/Nijhoff, 2005). Prof. Olasolo has also published eight monographs in Spanish in the top-10 publishers according to Scholarly Publishers Indicators (SPI), has edited five collective books, and has published around eighty book chapters and research articles in prestigious law journals, including fourteen articles published in journals included in Scopus Q-1.

Eduardo Toledo

International Criminal Law Senior Officer for International Criminal Law at the International Nuremberg Principles Academy


Eduardo Bernabé Toledo is Senior Officer for International Criminal Law at the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. Previously, he collaborated with many non-governmental organizations on the design of strategies of litigation at the national and international level. Among others, he worked for the UDAPT (Ecuador), Xumek (Argentina) and the TNI (Netherlands). On behalf of the UDAPT, he presented a communication before the International Criminal Court, which was the first that had been filed to the Court describing the acts of contamination as a crime within its jurisdiction. He acted as Visiting Professor in universities of Latin-America. As a researcher, he participated in the joint project created by The Corporate Accountability Working Group of the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (New York) alongside the International Federation of Human Rights (Paris).


Bhupinder Singh

International Law and International Criminal Law School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Delhi- NCR, India.


Visiting Professor, Santo Tomas University, Colombia.

Ph. D • Law • Punjabi University Patiala (2015)

Ph. D Course Work in Law • Punjabi University Patiala (2011)

NET, JRF and SRF • UGC, New Delhi (2009)

  1. M • Punjabi University Patiala (2009)
  2. B • Panjab University Chandigarh (2007)
  3. Com • Panjab University Chandigarh (2004)

+2 • Punjab School Education Board Mohali (2001)

Matriculation • Punjab School Education Board Mohali (1999)

Assistant Editor

Emanuele Vannata

Department of Legal Sciences (School of Law), University of Salerno, Italy


Ph.D. Candidate in “Legal Sciences” (International, European and Comparative Law); Honorary Fellow and Teaching Assistant in EU Law, EU Migration Law, International Criminal Law, International Organization and Law of the European Single Market, International Trade and New Technologies; Member of the Research Staff of IECLO (International and European Criminal Law Observatory on Cultural Issues, Human Rights, and Security); Tutor of the Jean Monnet Chair EUVALWEB (Promoting Public Awareness of Enlargement Policy, EU Values and the Accession of the Western Balkans), Department of Legal Sciences (School of Law); Honorary Fellow and Teaching Assistant in International Law, Diplomatic and Consular Law and International Law and Cyber Security, Department of Management and Innovation Systems - University of Salerno, Italy; Lawyer.

Stefano Busillo

Department of Legal Sciences (School of Law), University of Salerno, Italy


Ph.D. Candidate (International, European and Comparative Law curriculum), Honorary Fellow and Teaching Assistant in EU Law, EU Migration Law, International Criminal Law and International Organizations, Department of Legal Sciences (School of Law), Tutor of the Jean Monnet Chair “Promoting Public Awareness on Enlargement Policy, EU Values and the Western Balkans’ Accession” (EUVALWEB); Honorary Fellow and Teaching Assistant in International Law and Diplomatic and Consular Law, Department of Management & Innovation Systems – University of Salerno, Italy.

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Mohammadmehdi seyed nasseri

International law and international children's rights Islamic Azad University


Islamic Azad University