Kevin Jon Heller is currently Associate Professor of Public International Law at the University of Amsterdam and Recurring Visiting Professor of Criminal Law at SOAS, University of London. He holds a PhD in law from Leiden University and a JD with distinction from Stanford Law School. His books include The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law (Oxford University Press, 2011) and The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials (Oxford University Press, 2013) (edited with Gerry Simpson). He is currently co-writing a book with Sam Moyn entitled The Vietnam War and the Transformation of International Law and co-editing the Oxford Handbook of International Criminal Law, which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2018.
Kevin has been involved in the International Criminal Court’s negotiations over the crime of aggression, worked as Human Rights Watch’s external legal advisor on the trial of Saddam Hussein, served for three years as one of Radovan Karadzic’s formally-appointed legal associates at the ICTY, and was the plaintiffs’ expert witness concerning medical experimentation in Salim v Mitchell, a successful Alien Tort Statute case against the psychologists who designed and administered the CIA’s torture program. He consults regularly with a variety of UN organisations (such as UNAMA) and human rights groups (such as Human Rights First) and is an Academic Member of Doughty Street Chambers in London.