On the 12th and 13th of June, Professor Florian Jeßberger, University of Hamburg, holds two seminars within the series “Perspectives on Criminal Law”, bringing to the fore the International criminal law insight.

You can find the program on the right.


Florian Jeßberger is Professor of Law  at the Faculty of Law, Universität Hamburg, where he holds the Chair in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, International Criminal Law, and Modern Legal History. He has also served as the Dean for Research & International Affairs of the Faculty of Law since 2013. 

In his research, Florian Jeßberger focuses on criminal law, including its international, comparative and historical dimensions. Currently, he is, funded by a grant of the Volkwagen Foundation, leading a team of scholars conducting research into the seminal Stammheim-Trial (1974-1977) of the leaders of the German terrorist group Rote Armee Fraktion. In another multi-year project he explores the practice of strategic litigation networks in the area of gross violations of human rights; this project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).


Florian Jeßberger’s publications (in English) include:

Jeßberger, Florian. 2017. The Modern Doctrinal Debate on the Crime of Aggression, in: C. Kreß and S. Barriga (eds.), The Crime of Aggression, a Commentary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Volume 1, pp. 287 et seq.

Jeßberger, Florian. 2016. Corporate Involvement in Slavery and Criminal Responsibility under International Law. Journal of International Criminal Justice 14, pp. 327 et seq.

Jeßberger, Florian (with Cassese, Antonio; Cryer, Robert; De, Urmila). eds. 2015. International Criminal Law. Critical Concepts in Law Series. London: Routledge, five volumes.

 Jeßberger, Florian (with Werle, Gerhard). 2014. Principles of International Criminal Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 3rd ed.

Jeßberger, Florian (with Geneuss, Julia), 2012. The Many Faces of the International Criminal Court. Journal of International Criminal Justice 10, pp. 1081 et seq.

Jeßberger, Florian (with Gur-Arye, Miriam). 2011. The Protection of Human Dignity in Interrogations: May Interrogative Torture Ever be Tolerated? Reflections in Light of Recent German and Israeli Experiences. Israel Law Review 44, pp. 229 et seq.

Jeßberger, Florian (with Geneuss, Julia). eds. 2010. Transnational Business and International Criminal Law. Special Issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice 8.

Jeßberger, Florian. 2009. International v. National Prosecution of International Crimes, in: A. Cassese et al. (eds.), Oxford Companion to International Criminal Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 208 et seq.

Jeßberger, Florian. 2009. On the Origins of an ‚Economic International Criminal Law’. I.G. Farben on Trial. Journal of International Criminal Justice 8, pp. 783 et seq.

Jeßberger, Florian. 2007. Settling Accounts for Torture in Abu Ghraib – Lessons from the „Rumsfeld Case“ in Germany, in: K. Nuotio (ed.), Festschrift in Honour of Raimo Lahti, Helsinki, pp. 87 et seq.