Short CV/Education and training

  • Elies van Sliedregt is Professor of Criminal Law at the Free University Amsterdam (VU) and Dean of the Faculty of Law. Previously, Van Sliedregt worked as university lecturer at Utrecht University and as associate professor at Leiden University.

    Van Sliedregt is senior editor of the Leiden Journal of International Law, member of the Board of the Netherlands Association of International Law (NVIR) and member of The Young Academy of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). She has held visiting fellowships in Cambridge, Oxford, Bologna, and at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. In 2010 she worked as visiting professional with Chambers at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

    Van Sliedregt has published extensively in the field of international and European criminal law. Her PhD thesis on criminal responsibility for violations of international humanitarian law (T.M.C. Asser Press, 2003) was awarded several prizes. A revised edition was published in the Oxford monographs on international law (OUP) in May 2012.

Selected publications

  • van Sliedregt, E.: Criminal Responsibility in International Law, Oxford monographs in international law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)

  • van Sliedregt, E.: “The Future of Command Responsibility”, in: A. Zahar, G. Sluiter and A.H. Swart (eds.), The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)

  • van Sliedregt, E.: “Dual Criminality”, in N. Keijzer & E. van Sliedregt (eds.), European Arrest Warrant in Practice (p. 40-65). (The Hague: TMC Asser Press/Cambridge University Press, 2010)

  • van Sliedregt, E.: Ten to One. A contemporary reflection on the presumption of innocence (The Hague: Boom Juridische Uitgevers, 2009)

  • van Sliedregt, E.: “Joint Criminal Enterprise as a Pathway to Convicting Individuals for Genocide” 5 Journal of International Criminal Justice, 2007, p. 184-207

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • VIDI grant awarded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) (800.000 E) on Pluralism and Harmonization in International Criminal Law (see:, 2009

  • VENI grant awarded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) (200.000 E), "The Presumption of Innocence in an Era of Terror", 2004

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities

  • Member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

  • Senior editor Leiden Journal of International Law (Cambridge Journals)

  • Member of General Council of Royal Netherlands Association of International Law

Additional qualifications

  • MA in Arts (Italian Language & Literature)


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