Visiting Professor of Law from Practice
Alex Whiting is a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School where he teaches, writes and consults on domestic and international criminal prosecution issues. He is presently the Deputy Specialist Prosecutor at the Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor’s office in The Hague. Before assuming this role, he was a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. From 2010 until 2013, he was in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague where he served first as the Investigations Coordinator, overseeing all of the investigations in the office, and then as Prosecutions Coordinator, overseeing all of the office’s ongoing prosecutions. Before going to the ICC, Whiting taught for more than three years as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, again with a focus on prosecution subjects. From 2002-2007, he was a Trial Attorney and then a Senior Trial Attorney with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague. He was lead prosecution counsel in Prosecutor v. Fatmir Limaj, Isak Musliu, and Haradin Bala; Prosecutor v. Milan Martic; and Prosecutor v. Dragomir Miloševic. Before going to 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 where he focused on organized crime and corruption cases. Whiting attended Yale College and Yale Law School, and clerked for Judge Eugene H. Nickerson of the Eastern District of New York. His publications include Dynamic Investigative Practice at the International Criminal Court, 76 Law and Contemporary Problems 163 (2014), 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).
- Massachusetts, United States
FavoriteAlex Whiting, Disclosure Challenges at the International Criminal Court, in The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court: A Critical Account of Challenges and Achievements (Carsten Stahn ed., 2015).
FavoriteAlex Whiting, Investigations and Institutional Imperatives at the International Criminal Court, in The First Global Prosecutor: Promise and Constraints 128 (Alex Whiting, Martha Minow & C. Cora True-Frost eds., Univ. Mich. Press 2015).
FavoriteAlex Whiting, Dynamic Investigative Practice at the International Criminal Court, 76 Law & Contemp. Probs. 163 (2013).
- Alex Whiting, New Institutions to Support First Responders, in The International Criminal Court: Contemporary Challenges and Reform Proposals (Richard H. Steinberg ed., 2020).
- Alex Whiting, Prosecution Strategy at the International Criminal Court in Search of a Theory, in Why Punish Perpetrators of Mass Atrocities?: Purposes of Punishment in International Criminal Law 285 (Florian Jeßberger & Julia Genes eds., 2020).