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War Crimes and Refugee Status Research Workshop

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Joseph Rikhof

Joseph Rikhof

Senior Counsel/Avocat Conseil, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Section/Section des crimes contre l'humanité et des crimes de guerre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Joseph Rikhof has received a BCL, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands; a LL.B, McGill University; and a Diploma in Air and Space Law, McGill University.

He teaches the course International Criminal Law at the University of Ottawa. He is Senior Counsel, Manager of the Law with the Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Section of the Department of Justice, Canada. He was a visiting professional with the International Criminal Court in 2005 while also serving as Special Counsel and Policy Advisor to the Modern War Crimes Section of the Department of Citizenship & Immigration between 1998 and 2002.

He has written a large number of articles exploring these research interests and has lectured on the same topics in North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.