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International Criminal & Humanitarian Law

Select cases

  • Counsel in the appeal proceedings in Tavares a.o. v. Belgian State: treatment of children of mixed race by the former Belgian colonial power. Temporal and substantive scope of application of crimes against humanity
  • Counsel to Total SA in Aung Maw Zin v. Total and Thierry Desmarest before the Brussels Chamber of Indictments, the Belgian Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court: universal jurisdiction issues regarding alleged complicity with international crimes in Myanmar
  • Counsel to the Kingdom of Belgium in Mukeshimana a.o. v. Belgium before the Belgian courts: tort liability regarding the Rwanda genocide, alleged omissions of the Belgian State and Belgian blue helmets
  • Counsel to the Belgian State in Touax and Touax Rom v. Belgium. Proceedings in the Belgian courts on a claim for damages regarding Belgium’s participation in the NATO air strikes in Kosovo

Select conferences and publications

  • “La répression des violations du droit international humanitaire sur les plans national et international : approches belge et canadienne”, in : Mémoire de guerre et construction de la paix. Mentalités et choix politiques. Belgique-Europe-Canada, Brussels symposium of 19 November 2003, Serge Jaumain and Eric Remacle, eds., PIE – Peter Lang, Brussels, 2006
  • “Criminal Liability for the Violation of United Nations Economic Sanctions”, European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, vol. 7/2, 1999, 89-102