Rogier Bartels has law degrees from the universities of Utrecht (2003) and Nottingham (2004). Since 2013, he has been a legal officer in Chambers (Trial Division) of the International Criminal Court. In July 2019, Rogier was appointed as a judge in the District Court of Amsterdam, where he sits (on a part-time basis) on criminal trials. Before starting his current positions, Rogier worked as a researcher in the Military Law Section of the Netherlands Defence Academy, and as a lawyer for the International Crimes Section of the National Prosecutor’s Office of the Netherlands. Other previous positions include working as an associate legal officer in Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and three years as a legal adviser on international humanitarian law at the Netherlands Red Cross.
Rogier is a member of the research programme on “Law of Armed Conflict and Military Operations” of the Amsterdam Center for International Law (of the University of Amsterdam) and affiliated with the Center for International Criminal Justice of the VU University Amsterdam. He is in the final stages of his PhD research at the former university. Rogier’s publications mainly focus on international humanitarian law and (international) criminal law, as well as the interplay between the two. He regularly speaks at conferences, lectures as part of bachelor and master courses at universities, and as part of trainings for practitioners.