Judge Christoph Barthe (click to download)


Date of appointment: 7 February 2017


Judge Christoph Barthe has been serving as Public Prosecutor at the German Federal Court of Justice since 2010, where he specializes in the prosecution of war crimes and genocide. Prior to that, from 2009 to 2010, he served as Public Prosecutor in Munich, dealing with cases of environmental and general criminal law. He was appointed as Judge at a local court of Rosenheim (Germany) (2008-2009), where he performed the functions of investigating and trial Judge, and as Public Prosecutor in Traunstein (2005-2007). Prior to that, between 2004 and 2005, he worked as a post-graduate research assistant at the University of Göttingen (Germany). Prior to that, he worked as a Judge at the District Court of Bonn (2002-2003), and as an attorney-at-law (2001-2002). Judge Barthe studied law at the University of Bonn and the University of Leiden (Netherlands). He holds a law degree from Bonn University (Germany), and obtained his PhD in International Criminal Law from the University of Göttingen. He is also part-time lecturer in criminal law, criminal procedure, international criminal law and international humanitarian law, inter alia, at the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) and the German Judicial Academy and has published widely in the field of international and domestic criminal law.

cases/functions at the KSC:

Member of the Trial Panel in the Gucati & Haradinaj and Thaçi et al. cases;