Dr Viviane Dittrich has significant experience in multidisciplinary research, higher education and international and national institutions. Her research interests lie at the intersections of politics and international law, focusing on international organisations, international criminal law, and the politics of memory. She has published on the notion of legacy and the process of legacy building at the international criminal tribunals. Drawing on extensive field research her work comparatively investigates the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the International Criminal Court and the International Military Tribunal (Nuremberg).
Dr Dittrich recently co-edited three volumes: The Past, Present and Future of the International Criminal Court (TOAEP, 2021), Integrity in International Justice (TOAEP, 2020) and The Tokyo Tribunal: Perspectives on Law, History and Memory (TOAEP, 2020). She is also a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Previously, she has been Honorary Research Associate at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a Visiting Researcher at iCourts (Centre of Excellence for International Courts), Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. Being recognised as Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy since 2013 she has broad teaching experience, inter alia, on the politics of international law, on global crime, on international institutions and on US foreign policy at Sciences Po, LSE and Royal Holloway.
She has previous work experience, as temporary staff or intern, at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (The Hague), German Embassy (Washington D.C.), Institute of International Education (Washington D.C.), U.S. House of Representatives (Washington D.C.), Bundestag (Berlin) and German Historical Museum (Berlin).
After studies in France, England and the United States (Wellesley College) she received an MSc in International Relations from the LSE and a Master’s degree from Sciences Po Paris. Dr Dittrich holds a PhD from the LSE.
She is fluent in English, German French and Spanish.