Date of appointment: 7 February 2017
Judge Roland Dekkers has been serving as Senior Judge at the Court of Appeal of 's-Hertogenbosch since 2017. From 2008 to 2017 he served as Senior Judge (Vice-President) at the Court of Appeal of The Hague, where he was Head of the Division for International Crimes. From 2005 through 2008, Judge Dekkers served as International Judge at the War Crimes Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo). Prior to that he was assigned as Judge to the Criminal Divisions of the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam (2002-2008), the District Court of Roermond (2001-2002) and he was appointed as a Judge of the Joint Court of Justice of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba (1997-2001). Between 1992 and 1997, he was assigned to the District Court of The Hague, first as senior legal officer, and later as Judge. Previously, he worked as Company lawyer and as a junior researcher in Civil Law at Utrecht University. Judge Dekkers has been a guest lecturer in International Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at several universities in the Netherlands. He was also a member of the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University and a Member of the Roster of Experts of the UN Security Council Affairs. Judge Dekkers studied law at the universities of Utrecht and Maastricht (Netherlands). He holds a law degree from Maastricht University.