Dr. Tomas Hamilton (@tomhamilton) is a Researcher at the University of Amsterdam and Managing Editor of the VICI-funded project ‘Rethinking the Outer Limits of Secondary Liability for International Crimes and Serious Human Rights Violations‘ from September 2018 until February 2024.
His research centers on international criminal law and human rights. His forthcoming OUP monograph The Arms Trade and International Criminal Law explores how international prosecutions have prioritized military and political actors, obscuring the role of business in atrocity.
Tomas has worked at the U.N. tribunal for the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, in judicial chambers at the International Criminal Court, at a leading criminal law firm in London, and in journalism at the BBC.
He holds a PhD in Law from King’s College London, an LLM from the University of Cambridge, an LLB from the College of Law, and a BA (Hons) Human Sciences from the University of Oxford. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011.
Areas of Expertise: International Criminal Law, Transnational Criminal Law, The Arms Trade, Human Rights.