Joanna Nicholson

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Joanna is a lawyer, and has worked for several years both in private practice and as a public prosecutor.  She is the author of Fighting and Victimhood in International Criminal Law (Routledge, 2017). Her post-doctoral Project at Pluricourts explores the rights of the accused in international criminal law and how this impacts upon the legitimacy of international criminal courts and tribunals.

She has taught on the following courses at UiO: International Criminal Law; International Humanitarian Law; Introduction to Human Rights and Human Rights: Institutions and Procedures.




Tags: international criminal law, international humanitarian law, public international law


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  • Nicholson, Joanna (ed.) (2018). Strengthening the Validity of International Criminal Tribunals. Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 9789004343771.  250 s.
  • Nicholson, Joanna (2017). Fighting and Victimhood in International Criminal Law. Routledge.  ISBN 9781138669062.  195 s.

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  • Nicholson, Joanna (2017). Introduction: Strengthening the Validity of International Criminal Tribunals. International Criminal Law Review.  ISSN 1567-536X.  17(4), s 587- 590 . doi: 10.1163/15718123-01704007
  • Nicholson, Joanna (2017). The Use of Judicial Decisions in International Criminal Law.
  • Nicholson, Joanna (2017). Tveegget etterforskning. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.  (275), s 18- 18
  • Nicholson, Joanna; Hayashi, Nobuo & Bailliet, Cecilia Marcela (2017). The Legitimacy of International Criminal Tribunals, In Nobuo Hayashi & Cecilia Marcela Bailliet (ed.),  The Legitimacy of International Criminal Tribunals.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 978-1-107-14617-4.  Introduction.  s 1 - 21
  • Nicholson, Joanna (2016). Do child soldiers remain civilians? Opinio Juris, 15 February 2016.
  • Nicholson, Joanna (2016). Is the requirement that crimes against humanity be committed against a 'civilian population' really necessary? Opinio Juris.
  • Nicholson, Joanna (2016). Reflections on the Strengthening the Validity of International Criminal Law Conference, Parts I and II, IntLawGrrls.
  • Nicholson, Joanna (2016). Report on the 'Pluralist Approaches to International Criminal Justice Conference', Amsterdam 7-8 January, IntLawGrrls.
  • Nicholson, Joanna (2016). Sexual violence in international criminal law.
  • Nicholson, Joanna (2016). Strengthening the Legitimacy of International Criminal Law through the Principle of Legality.
  • Nicholson, Joanna (2016). The Prosecution of Crimes of Sexual Violence in International Criminal Law.
  • Nicholson, Joanna (2016). The airstrike killing members of the Syrian armed forces was not an international crime, EJIL Talk, 19 October 2016.
  • Nicholson, Joanna (2015). Can War Crimes be Committed by Military Personnel against Members of Non-Opposing Forces?, International Crimes Database Brief.
  • Nicholson, Joanna (2015). Fighters as Victims in International Criminal Law. Doktoravhandlinger forsvart ved Det juridiske fakultet, Universitetet i Oslo. 78.
  • Nicholson, Joanna (2015). Investigating Crimes against Peacekeepers in the Situation in Georgia, IntLawGrrls.
  • Nicholson, Joanna (2015). The ICC Statute and War Crimes Committed against Members of Non-Opposing Forces, IntLawGrrls.

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