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Dr Shahram Dana is a public intellectual, academic, trial lawyer, and advisor engaged a broad range of scholarly and professional activities in the areas of atrocity crimes, international criminal justice, international law, and transitional justice. Shahram's research focuses on the law and politics of international criminal justice mechanisms in protecting human rights and shaping world order and international law. He is an internationally recognized expert for his scholarship on international criminal justice and international criminal courts. His article Beyond Retroactivity to Realizing Justice received wide acclaim for advancing the normative foundation of fundamental principles of criminal law in international law. He has published articles on the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. His predictive op-ed “Why Donald is the first of many Trumps to come” was published a few days before the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Shahram is a regular commentator in news media on matters and events concerning national security, international law, criminal law, U.S. Constitutional Law and Presidential powers. Shahram’s scholarship is informed by his work as an Associate Legal Officer at the United Nations; as a Commissioner investigating torture by police; and as a trial lawyer for indigent persons. He has held academic posts in North America, Europe, and Australia. The Hague Academy for Judicial Expertise invited Shahram to conduct training courses for high-level government officials, lawmakers, judges, and prosecutors from countries in Asia and Europe and the International Law Initiative invited him to be the lead facilitator in a training program for legal professionals from more than twenty African countries at the African Center for Legal Excellence in Uganda.
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS
- MemberLaw Futures Centre2015