Globally-recognized as an expert in cases of war crimes, Dr. Joseph Rikhof is with the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section of the Canadian Department of Justice and teaches International Criminal Law in the Faculty of Law at University of Ottawa. Dr. Rikhof was a visiting professional with the International Criminal Court in 2005 and Special Counsel & Policy Advisor to the Modern War Crimes Section of Canada’s Department of Citizenship and Immigration between 1998 and 2002. Extensively published, Dr. Rikhof lectures around the world on organized crime, terrorism, genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. His most recent books are “International and Transnational Criminal Law”, written with Robert J. Currie and “The Criminal Refugee: The Treatment of Asylum Seekers with a Criminal Background in International and Domestic Law”. Dr. Rikhof received a PhD from the Irish Center for Human Rights in Galway, a BCL from the University of Nijmegen in The Netherlands, an LL.B degree from McGill University, and a Diploma in Air and Space Law from McGill University.