In his lecture entitled "Jurisdictional issues before the ICC," Dr. Rod Rastan (ICC) will focus on the jurisdictional regime of the ICC. He will address issues arising from the Court’s practice related to subject-matter, personal, territorial, and temporal jurisdiction, touching upon some of the recent examples from situations and cases before the Court.
Dr. Rod Rastan serves as Legal Advisor in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, where he deals with international law issues, in particular in relation to jurisdiction, admissibility and judicial assistance. Prior to joining the ICC, he worked for several years in the area of human rights, rule of law, and mediation with United Nations missions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, East Timor and Cyprus as well as with field presences of the European Union and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He also participated in the negotiation of the ICC Statute and Rules of Procedure and Evidence. He holds a PhD in Law from the London School of Economics, serves on the editorial board of the Criminal Law Forum, and has published and lectured on international criminal law.