Alex Whiting

Alex Whiting (@alexgwhiting) is a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School where he focuses on international and domestic prosecution issues. From 2010-13, he was the Investigation Coordinator and then Prosecution Coordinator in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, overseeing all of the ongoing investigations and prosecutions in the Office. Before going to the ICC, Whiting taught for more than three years at Harvard Law School.  From 2002-2007, he was a Trial Attorney and then a Senior Trial Attorney with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, where he was lead counsel in several war crimes and crimes against humanity prosecutions. Before the ICTY, he was a U.S. federal prosecutor for ten years, first with the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division in Washington, D.C., and then with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston.  Whiting attended Yale College and Yale Law School.  His publications include International Criminal Law: Cases and Commentary (2011), co-authored with Antonio Cassese and two other authors, and “In International Criminal Prosecutions, Justice Delayed Can Be Justice Delivered,” 50 Harv. Int’l L. J. 323 (2009). Whiting is also on LinkedIn.

Articles by this author:

ICC Prosecutor Signals Important Strategy Shift in New Policy Document


May 17th, 2019

The ICC’s Afghanistan Decision: Bending to U.S. or Focusing Court on Successful Investigations?


Apr 12th, 2019

A Thousand Cuts: How the Acting Attorney General Could Kill Russia Investigations Without Firing Mueller—and Only “Norms” Could Stop Him

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Nov 8th, 2018

Countries’ Reactions to Bolton’s Attack on the ICC

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Sep 18th, 2018

Why John Bolton vs. Int’l Criminal Court 2.0 is Different from Version 1.0


Sep 10th, 2018

Response to Reader Questions on Manafort Pardon

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Sep 4th, 2018

Charting How Pardons and Obstruction of Justice Works

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Aug 30th, 2018

Why Michael Cohen May End Up Cooperating Despite No Cooperation Deal

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Aug 21st, 2018

Six Big Takeaways from Mueller’s Indictment of Russian Intel Officers

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Jul 13th, 2018

Appeals Judges Turn the ICC on its Head with Bemba Decision


Jun 14th, 2018

If Grand Jury Thinks Manafort Obstructed Justice, Bail Judge Might Too

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Jun 8th, 2018

Far from “Thin,” Evidence of Manafort’s Witness Tampering Likely Meets Necessary Standard

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Jun 7th, 2018

Process as well as Substance is Important in ICC’s Rohingya Decision


May 15th, 2018

What Mueller’s Questions to Trump Reveal About the Future of the Russia Investigation

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May 1st, 2018

Why Dangling a Pardon Could Be an Obstruction of Justice—Even if the Pardon Power is Absolute


Mar 28th, 2018

Expert Q&A: The International Criminal Court’s Afghanistan Probe and the US

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Mar 26th, 2018

Salisbury Response Option: Take Putin to Int’l Criminal Court

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Mar 13th, 2018

Supreme Court Cases Support Obstruction Charges Against the President


Mar 5th, 2018

If Trump Pleads the Fifth, Here Are Mueller’s Options


Feb 12th, 2018

President Trump and Concealing Evidence in the Russia Probe

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Feb 1st, 2018

Talking Up a “Perjury Trap,” Trump’s Team Prepares a Defense for the President


Jan 29th, 2018

Crime of Aggression Activated at the ICC: Does it Matter?


Dec 19th, 2017

No Winners: How the Int’l Criminal Court Should Avoid Confronting the United States


Dec 15th, 2017

What Does Flynn Plea Deal Mean?

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Dec 1st, 2017

The Long Arm of Justice: Ratko Mladić’s Conviction Should Keep Perpetrators of Atrocities Awake at Night


Nov 22nd, 2017

The ICC’s New Burundi Investigation: Where Is the Court Headed?


Nov 10th, 2017

An ICC Investigation of the U.S. in Afghanistan: What does it Mean?


Nov 3rd, 2017

Smoking Gun Videos Emerge: US Citizen, Libyan Warlord Haftar Ordering War Crimes

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Sep 19th, 2017

New ICC Arrest Warrant Indirectly Implicates Libyan Warlord, a U.S. Citizen


Aug 24th, 2017

The ICC’s New Libya Case: Extraterritorial Evidence for an Extraterritorial Court


Aug 23rd, 2017

An Untold Option for Mueller: Grand Jury “Presentment” as an Alternative to Indicting Trump

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Aug 16th, 2017

How Mueller Can Make the Grand Jury Report Public or Hand it to Congress

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Aug 14th, 2017

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