22 September 2021

Professor Kevin Jon Heller appointed Special Adviser to the ICC Prosecutor

Professor of International Law and Security at CMS, Kevin Jon Heller, has been appointed Special Advisor to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Kevin is one among seventeen newly appointed Special Advisers, and his portfolio is International Criminal Law Discourse. Special Advisers to the Prosecutor are persons with outstanding professional credentials and expertise in their fields. They provide advice to the Prosecutor within their respective mandates as Special Advisers and may assist in training initiatives of the Office.

Kevin has been involved in the practice of international law throughout his career, most notably acting as one of Radovan Karadzic's formally-appointed legal associates at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; serving as the sole expert witness for the plaintiffs in Salim v Mitchell, a successful Alien Tort Statute case against the psychologists who designed and administered the CIA’s torture program; acting as Special Expert for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law for UNITAD; and serving as legal advisor to and expert witness for Ramzi bin al-Shibh, one of the defendants in the 9/11 trial at Guantanamo Bay.

He currently serves on the six-person Advisory Board of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales and is an Academic Member of Doughty Street Chambers in London.

Read more on the ICC website.