Judge Guénaël Mettraux (click to download)

NATIONALITY: switzerland

Date of appointment: 7 February 2017


Judge Guénaël  Mettraux has  advised  States,  individuals  and  NGOs  in  the  context  of proceedings  before  the  International  Criminal  Court  and  in  relation  to  the  investigation  and prosecution  of  international  crimes.  He  also  served  as  Defence  Counsel  and  consultant  in high-profile war crimes and terrorism cases before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former  Yugoslavia,  the  Special  Tribunal  for  Lebanon,  the  Extraordinary  Chambers  in  the Courts of Cambodia and the International Criminal Court. Judge Mettraux was the President and a Panel Member of EULEX’s Human Rights Review Panel. He is Adjunct Professor at the Irish Center of Human Rights (National University of Ireland, Galway) and a Guest Professor at  the  University  of  Fribourg  (Switzerland). Judge  Mettraux  holds  a  law  degree  from  the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), an LLM in International Law (University College London) and  a  PhD  degree  (London  School  of  Economics  and  Political  Science). He  has  published extensively in the field of international criminal law.

cases/functions at the KSC:

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