Juan Pablo Pérez León Acevedo

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I. Education

January 2012-April 2014: Doctor in public international law (Degree date: 16 June 2014/Thesis defence: 25 April 2014). Åbo Akademi University, Department of Law/Institute for Human Rights, Åbo, Finland. Research funded (salary). Thesis: ‘Victims’ Status at International and Hybrid Criminal Courts: Victims as Witnesses, Victim Participants/Civil Parties and Reparations Claimants’. Grade: Magna Cum Laudem

August 2010-May 2011: Master of Laws (LLM) (Degree date: 18 May 2011). Columbia University, Law School, New York, USA. Graduated with high honours (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar). Certificate of Achievement. Parker School of International and Comparative Law. Partial scholarship (Columbia University).

 January 2005-September 2006: Professional title of lawyer (Title date: 29 September 2006) via thesis: ‘International individual responsibility for international crimes, with emphasis on war crimes’. Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Law School, Lima, Peru. Grade: Summa Cum Laudem (Outstanding).

August 1999-December 2004 (Degree date: 16 March 2005): Bachelor in Laws, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Law School, Lima, Peru. . Graduated with the highest honours, 1st place class 2004 and one of the highest GPAs in the history of the Law School (18.23/20). Valedictorian.

 

II. Previous positions (summary)

 • Previous positions at inter alia the International Criminal Court, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, and Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

• Previous post-doctoral research positions at: Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University (Finland) and Centre for Human Rights at University of Pretoria (South Africa).  

 

III. List of Publications

1. Books

Jurisprudence on International Criminal Law, Lima: ARA Publishers, 2017 (forthcoming publication) (Spanish).

Victims’ Status at International and Hybrid Criminal Courts: Victims as Witnesses, Victim Participants/Civil Parties and Reparations Claimants, Abo/Turku: Abo Akademi University Press, 2014, 907 pages (English). Available also as on-line/electronic version at:

https://www.doria.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/95860/perez_juan.pdf?sequence=2

International individual responsibility for war crimes, Lima: ARA Publishers, 2008, 651 pages. (Spanish). Reference available at:

http://www.perubookstore.com/libro/DE538/la-responsabilidad-internacional-del-individuo-por-crimenes-de-guerra

 

2. Chapters of books

• ‘Peru-The Social Rights Jurisprudence of the Constitutional Tribunal of Peru: Progress and Challenges’ in Malcolm Langford (ed.), Social Rights Jurisprudence Emerging Trends in International and Comparative Law, 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, 2018 (work in progress) (English).

• ‘The Experience of the Åbo Akademi University International Human Rights Law Clinic (Finland)’ in Lamin Khadar and Alberto Alemanno (eds.), Reinventing Legal Education - How Clinical Education is reforming law teaching and practice in Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2017 (forthcoming publication) (English). 

• ‘Commentaries on Rules 20-22 of the International Criminal Court Rules of Procedure and Evidence’, in Mark Klamberg (ed.), Commentaries on the International Criminal Rules of Procedure and Evidence, Brussels: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2017 (forthcoming publication) (English).

• ‘Commentaries on Rules 100-103 of the International Criminal Court Rules of Procedure and Evidence’, in Mark Klamberg (ed.), Commentaries on the International Criminal Rules of Procedure and Evidence, Brussels: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2017 (forthcoming publication) (English).

• (Co-author) ‘Commentaries on Article 67 (Rights of the Accused) of the International Criminal Court Statute’, in Mark Klamberg (ed.), Commentaries on the International Criminal Court Statute, Brussels: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2017, pp. 410-416 (English). On-line version available at:

http://www.casematrixnetwork.org/cmn-knowledge-hub/icc-commentary-clicc/commentary-rome-statute/commentary-rome-statute-part-5/#c2069

• (Co-author) ‘Commentaries on Article 55 (Rights of persons during an investigation) of the International Criminal Court Statute’, in Mark Klamberg (ed.), Commentaries on the International Criminal Court Statute, Brussels: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2017, pp. 484-513 (English). On-line version available at:

http://www.casematrixnetwork.org/cmn-knowledge-hub/icc-commentary-clicc/commentary-rome-statute/commentary-rome-statute-part-6/#c3834

• ‘State Cooperation with the International Criminal Court’, in: Luis Reyna (ed.), Commentaries on the Peruvian Criminal Procedural Code, Lima: ARA Publishers, 2012 (Spanish).    

• ‘Criminalizing violations of the laws of war on protection of civilians. Cases of acts of terrorism”, in Rafael Prieto (ed.) The Hague Law, Bogota: Pontifical Javeriana University, 2007, pp. 467-496. (Spanish). Reference available at:

http://cienciasjuridicas.javeriana.edu.co/documents/3722972/4273110/cedi.pdf/008486ef-a26a-4703-b9f0-25857829d693

 

3. Articles, case-comments, reports, academic blog posts and book reviews

• 'Victims at the Prospective International Criminal Law Section of the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights’ (2017) 17(3) International Criminal Law Review (forthcoming) (English). 

• ‘Reparation Principles at the International Criminal Court’ (2017) Queen Mary Studies in International Law (work in progress) (English).

• ‘International Criminal Justice Rendered Concerning the Attack Against Timbuktu Mausoleums and Mosque: Focus on Religion-related Considerations’ (2017) 5 Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 180-186 (English).

• ‘Stopping mass atrocities in Africa and the Pretoria Principles: Triggering military intervention in Darfur (Sudan) and Libya under article 4(h) of the Constitutive Act of the African Union’ (2016) 16 African Human Rights Law Journal (English) 476-504. Also available at:

http://www.ahrlj.up.ac.za/perez-leon-acevedo-j-p .

•  ‘The conviction of Hissène Habré by the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegalese Courts: Bringing justice in cases of serious human rights violations in Africa’ in ‘AfricLaw’ Blog of the Centre for Human Rights / Institute for Comparative and International Law in Africa at University of Pretoria, 30 June 2016. Available at:

https://africlaw.com/2016/06/30/the-conviction-of-hissene-habre-by-the-extraordinary-chambers-in-the-senegalese-courts-bringing-justice-in-cases-of-serious-human-rights-violations-in-africa/

• ‘Justice for forced sterilisation victims: Pending points in Peru’s transitional justice agenda’ in Justice Info Net, Fondation Hirondelle, Harvard University, Oxford University, April 2016 (English and French). English version available at:

http://www.justiceinfo.net/en/component/k2/27046-justice-and-redress-for-forced-sterilization-victims-pending-points-in-peru%E2%80%99s-transitional-justice-agenda.html 

• ‘The Situation of Reparations in the Inter-American Human Rights System and other International Regimes’ (2016) 20 American Society of International Law Insights. Available at:

https://www.asil.org/insights/volume/20/issue/15/situation-reparations-inter-american-human-rights-system-analysis-and

• ‘Peruvian IDPs and the Search for Holistic Transitional Justice’ in London School of Economics Human Rights Blog, 29 June 2016 (English). Available at:

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/humanrights/2016/06/29/peruvian-idps-and-the-search-for-holistic-transitional-justice/

• ‘Victims’ Status at International and Hybrid Criminal Courts: Victims as Witnesses, Victim Participants/Civil Parties and Reparations Claimants’ (2017) 26 Finnish Yearbook of International Law (English) (forthcoming publication).

• ‘Terrorism at Sea as a Manifestation of International Terrorism and Prosecutorial Mechanisms’ (2016) X Brazilian Yearbook of International Law 136-164 (English). Also available at: 

http://centrodireitointernacional.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/ANAIS-34%C2%BA-ENCONTRO-ANUAL-HELENA-ANTIPOFF-ARTIGO-5-volume-2.pdf

• ‘International humanitarian law report on Peru-2015’ (2016) 18 Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (English). Available at:

http://www.asser.nl/media/3303/peru-yihl-18-2015.pdf

• ‘Case report (Judgment TC/0256/14, Constitutional Court, The Dominican Republic, 4 November 2014)’, Oxford International Law in Domestic Courts Collection, November 2016 (English).

‘The close relationship between serious human rights violations and crimes against humanity: International criminalization of serious abuses’ (2017) XVII Mexican Yearbook of International Law 145-186 (English).

• (Co-author) ‘Victims of serious human rights violations/international crimes and transitional justice mechanisms’ (2016) 47 Law and Society Journal 145-156 (Spanish).

• ‘The Emerging Reparations Case-Law of the ICC Appeals Chamber in Comparative Perspective’ European Journal of International Law Blog-EJIL Talk! 12 June 2015 (English). Available at: http://www.ejiltalk.org/the-emerging-reparations-case-law-of-the-icc-appeals-chamber-in-comparative-perspective/

• ‘Investigating Alleged Widespread and/or Systematic Forced Sterilizations in Peru’ Oxford University Human Rights Hub Blog, 10 June 2015. (English). Available at: http://ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk/investigating-alleged-widespread-andor-systematic-forced-sterilizations-in-peru/

• ‘The Impact of Amicus Curiae Submitted by Law School Clinics on International Crimes Cases: The Case against the Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori’, New York Law School Clinical Law Teaching & Practice eJournal, 2015. (English).

Available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2618791

‘Realizing the Right to Health for Victims of International Crimes. The Case of Medical Rehabilitation Reparations Ordered by International Courts: Challenges, Possibilities and Ways of Improvement’, (2015) 3 Groningen Journal of International Law, pp. 17-48. (English).

‘Challenges in the Prosecution of Senior Leaders at International Criminal Justice Institutions’, (2015) 11 Ius Inter Gentes-Journal of International Law, Catholic University of Peru, pp. 75-83. (English).

• (Co-Author) ‘Crimes against Humanity and Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations’, (2015) 95 Constitutional and Procedural Constitutional Gazette Journal, 2015, pp. 78-92. (Spanish).

• ‘Use of force against hostile groups’, (2015) 93 Constitutional and Procedural Constitutional Gazette Journal, pp. 73-76. (Spanish). 

• ‘International humanitarian law report on Peru-2011’, (2014) 14 Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law-T.M.C Asser Institute, The Hague. (English). Available at: http://www.asser.nl/media/1448/peru-yihl-14-2011.pdf 

• ‘The inconvenience of the reasonable person standard in criminal law’, (2014) 73 Derecho PUCP-Pontifical Catholic University of Peru Law School, pp. 505-509 (English). Available also as on-line/electronic version at:

http://revistas.pucp.edu.pe/index.php/derechopucp/article/viewFile/11317/11826

• ‘International legal standards’ in Guide on Human Trafficking, Lima: NGO IPRODES Legal Team/Embassy of Canada, 2014, pp. 35-84. (Spanish).      

• (Co-author) ‘The incredible trial against Judge Baltazar Garzón’ in International Law and Franquism: Case against Baltazar Garzón Blog, 31 February 2012 (Spanish). Available at: 

http://casogarzon.blogspot.pe/2012/01/colaboracion-ronald-gamarra-herrera.html

• ‘Prosecuting State and Non-State Senior Leaders for International Crimes. International Rule of Law in Action at the Peruvian Courts’, (2010) 8 International Journal of Civil Society Law-US Catholic University of America, pp. 8-40 (English). Available at:

http://www.iccsl.org/pubs/10_04_IJCSL.pdf

• (Author of introduction) ‘The Judgment against Fujimori for Human Rights Violations’, (2010) 25 American University International Law Review, pp. 667-684 (English). Available also as on-line/electronic version at:

http://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1003&context=auilr

• ‘Reparations for and Prosecution of Serious Human Rights Violations Cases: Two Pending Points in Peru’s Transitional Justice Agenda’, (2010) Oxford Transitional Justice Research, Center for Socio-Legal Studies of Oxford University Working Papers. (English). Available at:

https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/oxford-transitional-justice-research/past-debates/transitional-justice-and-0

• ‘International humanitarian law report on Peru-2009’, (2010) 12 Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law-T.M.C Asser Institute, The Hague, pp. 607-623 (English).

War crimes as serious violations of international humanitarian law, Lima: NGO National Human Rights Coordinator, 2010, 69 pages. (Spanish). 

Trafficking of children under international law. Jurisprudential analysis. Lima: Save the Children/NGO National Human Rights Coordinator, 2010. (Spanish).

• (Book review) Jonathan Doak, ‘Victims' Right, Human Rights and Criminal Justice’, (2009) 7 Journal of International Criminal Justice, pp. 442-443 (English). Reference available at:

http://oxfordindex.oup.com/view/10.1093/jicj/mqp026

• ‘The role of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights dealing with armed conflicts and post-conflict reconstruction. Jurisprudential analysis and some comparative considerations’, (2009) 7 International Journal of Civil Society Law-US Catholic University of America, pp. 7-21. (English). Available at

http://www.iccsl.org/pubs/09-04_IJCSL.pdf

• ‘International humanitarian law report on Peru-2008’, (2009) 11 Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law-T.M.C Asser Institute, The Hague, pp. 534-549. (English). Reference available at:

https://books.google.com.pe/books?id=HH5RAQAAIAAJ&q=perez-leon+acevedo&dq=perez-leon+acevedo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CBoQ6AEwADgKahUKEwjCwPGJmLXHAhVK1IAKHZpUCZo

Manta and Vilca case. Sexual violence crimes committed during Peru’s internal armed conflict. Lima: National Human Rights Coordinator, 2009. (Spanish).

• (co-author) ‘Smoke Screens–A Survey of the Evolving Trends in Amnesty Laws in Africa y Latin America’, (2008) 2 Malawi Journal of Law, pp. 115-134 (English). Reference available at:

http://www.lawjournal.mw/2-1.aspx

• ‘Reparations in International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law”, (2008) 23 American University International Law Review, pp. 7-49. (Spanish). Available also as on-line/electronic version at:

http://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1014&context=auilr

• ‘International criminal law sources in the jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Some Comparative Considerations’, in Centre for Human Rights of Nuremberg, articles on line, 2008. (English). Available at:

http://www.menschenrechte.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Inter_am_syst_paper.pdf

• ‘The individual as an international law subject’, (2008) 8 Mexican Yearbook of International Law, pp. 599-642. (Spanish). Available also as on-line/electronic version at:

http://biblio.juridicas.unam.mx/revista/DerechoInternacional/numero/8/cmt/cmt18.htm

‘International crimes. An approach to its notion and characteristics under international law perspective’, (2008) 137 Peruvian Journal of International Law, pp. 165-197. (Spanish). Available also as on-line/electronic version at:

 

‘Enforced disappearance of persons in contemporary international law’, (2007) 23 Spanish Yearbook of International Law, pp. 355-387. (Spanish). Available also as on-line/electronic version at:

http://dadun.unav.edu/bitstream/10171/21424/1/ADI_XXIII_2007_09.pdf

‘War crimes committed in a non-international armed conflict’, (2007) 13 Ius et Praxis, University of Talca, Chile, pp. 287-305. (Spanish). Available also as on-line/electronic version at:

http://www.scielo.cl/pdf/iusetp/v13n2/art12.pdf

• ‘Diplomatic immunities in international crimes cases’, (2007) 88 Exterior Policy. Journal of the Peruvian Diplomatic Academy, pp. 88-102. (Spanish). Reference available at:

https://books.google.com.pe/books?id=nzpDAQAAIAAJ&q=perez+leon+acevedo&dq=perez+leon+acevedo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDcQ6AEwBTgKahUKEwjEifm7hsPHAhXHFR4KHTwMB00

• ‘Criteria on attribution of an international wrongdoing to a State. Focus on international human rights law and international humanitarian law violations’, (2007) 3 Legal Studies. Catholic University of Uruguay, pp. 249-283. (Spanish). Reference available at:

http://drevistas.ucv.cl/detalles_numero.php?tituloID=259&numeroID=4840

• ‘Superior’s individual responsibility sensu stricto in international law’, (2007) 10 International Law, Pontifical Javeriana University, pp. 153-198. (Spanish). Available also as on-line/electronic version at:

http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=82401006

• ‘Crimes against humanity. Focus on the duress defense’, (2007) 17 Advocatus. Journal of Law of Lima University, pp. 291-310. (Spanish). Reference available at:

http://info.upc.edu.pe/hemeroteca/tablas/derecho/advocatus/advocatus1607.htm

• ‘Commentary on the current situation of the International Criminal Court’s cases and decisions’, (2007) 105 Legal Peruvian Review, pp. 161-171. (Spanish).

• ‘The international law mechanisms facing international terrorism”, (2007) 134 Peruvian Journal of International Law, pp. 120-159. (Spanish). Available also as on-line/electronic version at:

 

• (Co-author) ‘Re-thinking the jurisdiction ratione loci in international law. The extra-territorial application of international human rights treaties”, (2007) 4 Ius et Veritas. Journal of Law, pp. 277-291. (Spanish).

• ‘Universal jurisdiction over genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes”, (2007) 4 Ius Inter Gentes. Journal of International Law, pp. 82-94. (Spanish).

• ‘Responsibility of the subordinate and the superior orders defense in war crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court’, (2007) 24 International Agenda. Journal of International Law. Institute of International Studies (IDEI) of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, pp. 371-407. (Spanish). Available also as on-line/electronic version at:

http://revistas.pucp.edu.pe/index.php/agendainternacional/article/viewFile/7335/7553

• ‘Non-application of amnesty for war crimes committed in a non-international armed conflict’, (2007) 13 Cathedra. National University Saint Mark Journal of Law. (Spanish).

• ‘Commentary on the International Court of Justice’s Judgment on the Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide Case (Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Serbia and Montenegro)’, (2007) 10 E-Legal forum. Legal Bulletin. (Spanish).

• ‘Commentary on the International Criminal Court’s Decision on Confirmation of Charges on the Prosecutor vs. Thomas Lubanga Dylo case’, (2007) 9 E-Legal forum. Legal Bulletin. (Spanish).

• (Book review) Antonio Cassese, ‘International Criminal Law’, (2008) 25 International Agenda. Journal of International Law. Institute of International Studies (IDEI) of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, pp. 317-318 (Spanish).  

‘Blending the adversarial and inquisitorial systems in the International Criminal Court process as a manifestation of the procedural international criminal law of the XXI Century”, (2007) 1 Journal of the LLM in Procedural Law, Catholic University of Peru. (Spanish).

• ‘Crime of aggression. Perspective from international law’, (2006) 26 Law and Society. Journal of Law, pp. 295-302. (Spanish).

• ‘Notes on international individual responsibility’, (2005) 2 Ius Inter Gentes. Journal of International Law, pp. 85-90. (Spanish).

  

 

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