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Prof. Nina JORGENSEN
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Emailnina.jorgensen@cuhk.edu.hk
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Room 618,
Faculty of Law,
6/F, Lee Shau Kee Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin, NT, Hong Kong SAR

Nina H. B. Jørgensen joined the Faculty of Law in 2010. She served as Director of the Centre for Rights and Justice in 2013-14. She is a qualified barrister and previously worked for eight years in different capacities (prosecution, judges’ chambers, defence) at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown and The Hague, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, and the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda in The Hague and Arusha respectively. She has also worked for the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in Warsaw as the legal adviser for tolerance and non-discrimination. Prior to these assignments, she was a post-doctoral research fellow in international criminal law at the University of Leiden.

Prof. Jørgensen is on leave during the academic year 2014-15.

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • LL.B (Hons), University of Bristol
  • D.Phil., University of Oxford
  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, London
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales, Gray’s Inn

Research Interests

  • Public international law
  • International criminal law and procedure
  • Human rights
  • Legal ethics

CUHK Awards

  • Global Scholarship for Research Excellence, Office of Academic Links, 2011-12.
  • Research Excellence Award, CUHK Research Committee, 2012-13.

Academic Visits

  • Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, University of Oxford, May-June 2012.
  • Visiting Fellow, Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School, 2014-15.

Representative Publications

Books

  • The Responsibility of States for International Crimes, Oxford University Press, 2000 (paperback edition 2003).
  • Companion to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, commissioned by Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2015-16.

Articles

  • 'A Reappraisal of Punitive Damages in International Law', British Year Book of International Law, vol. 68, 1997, 247-66.
  • 'The Scope and Effect of the Algerian Law relating to the Reestablishment of Civil Concord', Leiden Journal of International Law, vol. 13, 2000, 681-94.
  • 'The Definition of Genocide: Joining the Dots in the Light of Recent Practice', International Criminal Law Review, vol. 1, no. 3/4, 2001, 1-29.
  • 'The Abandoned Nuremberg Concept of Criminal Organizations in the Context of Justice in Rwanda', Criminal Law Forum, vol. 12, 2002, 371-406.
  • 'The Genocide Acquittal in the Sikirica Case before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the Coming of Age of the Guilty Plea', Leiden Journal of International Law, vol. 15, 2002, 387-405.
  • 'Spotlight on the Work of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in 2002', Chinese Journal of International Law, vol. 2, no. 1, 2003, 365-381.
  • 'The Right to Self-Representation before International Criminal Tribunals’, American Journal of International Law, vol. 98, no. 4, 2004, 711-726.
  • 'The Right of the Accused to Self-Representation before International Criminal Tribunals: Further Developments', American Journal of International Law, vol. 99, no. 3, 2005, 663-668.
  • 'The Early Jurisprudence of the Special Court for Sierra Leone from the Perspective of the Rights of the Accused', European Law Forum, March 2005.
  • 'The Peacekeeping Role of Transitional Justice Mechanisms in Sierra Leone', The Transatlantic Quarterly (Winter-Spring 2005).
  • 'The Problem of Self-Representation at International Criminal Tribunals, Striking a Balance between Fairness and Effectiveness', Journal of International Criminal Justice, vol. 4, no. 1, 2006, 64-77.
  • 'Genocide as a Fact of Common Knowledge', International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 56, 2007, 885-898.
  • 'The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and the Progress of the “Khmer Rouge” Trials', Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, 2008, 373-389.
  • 'Child Soldiers and the Parameters of International Criminal Law', Chinese Journal of International Law, vol. 11, no. 4, 2012, 657-688.
  • '“The Next Darfur” and Accountability for the Failure to Prevent Genocide', Nordic Journal of International Law, vol. 81, 2012, 407-436.
  • ‘Lawyer Independence in Criminal Proceedings: A Most Professional Virtue’, Legal Ethics, vol. 17(1), 2014, 55-78.
  • ‘State Responsibility for Aiding or Assisting International Crimes from the Perspective of the Arms Trade Treaty’, American Journal of International Law, (forthcoming, October 2014).

Book Chapters

  • 'State Responsibility and the 1948 Genocide Convention', in G. Goodwin-Gill and S. Talmon (eds), The Reality of International Law. Essays in Honour of Ian Brownlie, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999, 273-291.
  • 'The Criminality of Organizations under International Law', in A. Nollkaemper and H. van der Wilt (eds), System Criminality in International Law, Cambridge University Press, 2009, 201-221.
  • 'The Proprio Motu and Interventionist Powers of Judges at International Criminal Tribunals', in G. Sluiter and S. Vasiliev (eds), International Criminal Procedure: Towards a Coherent Body of Law, CMP Publishing, London, 2009, 121-147.
  • 'The Obligation of Non-Assistance of the Responsible State', in J. Crawford, A. Pellet and S. Olleson (eds), The Law of International Responsibility, Oxford University Press, 2010, 687-693.
  • 'The Obligation of Cooperation’, in J. Crawford, A. Pellet and S. Olleson (eds), The Law of International Responsibility, Oxford University Press, 2010, 695-701.
  • 'Judicial Notice' in K. Khan, C. Buisman and C. Gosnell (eds), Principles of Evidence in International Criminal Justice, Oxford University Press, 2010, 695-722.
  • 'Complicity in Genocide and the Duality of Responsibility', in A. Zahar, B. Swart and G. Sluiter (eds), The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Oxford University Press, 2011, 247-274.
  • 'The Responsibility to Protect and the Obligations of States and Organizations under the Law of International Responsibility', in A. Nollkaemper and J. Hoffman (eds), The Responsibility to Protect: From Principle to Practice, Amsterdam University Press, 2012, 125-138.
  • 'Deliberation, Dissent, Judgment', in H. Friman, S. Linton, G. Sluiter, and S. Zappalà (eds), The General Rules and Principles of International Criminal Procedure, Oxford University Press, 2013, 1151-1201, with A. Zahar.
  • 'In Anticipation of “Liberal Democracy”: The Abolition of the Death Penalty in Cambodia', in M. Futamura and N. Bernaz (eds), The Politics of the Death Penalty in Countries in Transition, Routledge, 2013, 68-91.
  • 'On “Being Concerned in Crime”: Embryonic Joint Criminal Enterprise?' in S. Linton (ed), Hong Kong’s War Crimes Trials, Oxford University Press, 2013, 137-167.
  • ‘The International Crime of Aggression and National Law in Asia’, in C. Kreß and S. Barriga (eds), The Crime of Aggression – A Commentary, Cambridge University Press, (forthcoming, 2014).
  • ‘Joint Criminal Responsibility in the Asian Tribunals’, in K. Sellars (ed), Trials for International Crimes in Asia, Cambridge University Press, (forthcoming, 2014).

Book reviews

  • Review of W. A. Schabas, An Introduction to the International Criminal Court, Cambridge University Press, 2001, in Leiden Journal of International Law, vol. 15, 2002, 715-718.
  • With W. Schomburg, Review of C. J. M. Safferling, Towards an International Criminal Procedure, Oxford University Press, 2001, and K. Ambos, Der Allgemeine Teil des Völkerstraffrechts, Duncker und Humblot, 2002, in European Journal of International Law, vol. 14, no. 1, 2003, 205-207.
  • Review of W. Twining (ed), Human Rights, Southern Voices, Cambridge University Press, 2009, in Hong Kong Law Journal, vol. 41, pt. 1, 2011, 305-309.
  • Review of M. Drumbl, Reimagining Child Soldiers in International Law and Policy, Oxford University Press, 2012, in Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 14, issue 1, 2013, 294-303.