Professor James G Stewart

Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)

University of British Columbia, Canada


James G Stewart has spent the past fifteen years working in international criminal justice, as either a practitioner or a scholar. He joined the University of British Columbia Law Faculty in August 2009, after spending two years as an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School in New York. Before then, he was an Appeals Counsel with the Prosecution of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He also worked for the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Prosecution of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and as a Senior Legal Advisor (part-time) to judges of the Appeals Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. He holds degrees from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in both law and philosophy, a Diplôme d’études approfondies in international humanitarian law at the Université de Genève and a JSD at Columbia Law School. He has received the Cassese Prize in International Criminal Justice, a Open Society Fellowship, and was a Global Hauser Fellow at NYU Law School for his research on the relationship between atrocity commerce, and international criminal law. This research, together with a blog on associated issues, is available at

Teaching (2023)

Melbourne Law Masters