About the Author

AuthorJoseph Rikhof
About the Author
Joseph Rikhof has received a BCL from the University of Nijmegen, The
Netherlands; an LLB from McGill University; a Diploma in Air and
Space Law from McGill University; and a PhD from the Irish Centre
for Human Rights. He teaches international criminal law as an adjunct
professor at the University of Ottawa. He was senior counsel, Manager
of the Law, with the Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Section
of the Department of Justice, Canada. He was special counsel and a
policy advisor to the Modern War Crimes Section of the Department of
Citizenship & Immigration between 1998 and 2002 and a visiting pro-
fessional with the International Criminal Court in 2005 and served with
the Department of Justice from 2002 until his retirement in 2017. He
was also a member of the editorial board of the Philippe Kirsch Global
Justice Journal between 2017 and 2022, where he regularly posted short
commentaries on recent developments in international criminal justice.
His area of expertise is in law related to organized crime, terrorism,
genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, especially in the
context of immigration and refugee law. He has published over sixty
articles, as well the books International and Transnational Criminal
Law, 3d ed (with co-author Robert J. Currie, 2020), and A Theory of
Punishable Participation in Universal Crimes (with co-author Terje
Einarsen, 2018), exploring these research interests, and has lectured
on the same topics in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia,
the Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand.

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