Christopher "Kip" Hale

Christopher “Kip” Hale (@kiphale) is currently a lead lawyer for a non-governmental organization doing criminal investigation of atrocity crimes in conflict zones. Previously, Kip served as senior counsel of American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights in Washington, D.C., and was the founding director of the ABA’s International Criminal Court Project. Prior to this post, he was a prosecuting attorney in the Office of the Co-Prosecutors at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), and has done legal defense work and advised Judges at the UN-International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Kip serves as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, on the Advisory Council of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, and on the Council of Advisors for the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression. He has written on a broad range of issues in the field of international criminal justice in publications around the world, including Foreign AffairsAustralian Journal of International Affairs, and European Journal of International Law.

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