Judge Alphons M.M. Orie

The Netherlands
Judge Alphons M.M. Orie

Born: 23 November 1947, Groningen, The Netherlands


1958 - 1966 Gymnasium β
1966 - 1971 Legal education, University of Leiden, masters degree in law, Course in European Law (Criminal Law), Free University, Brussels

Languages: Fluent in English, French and German

Professional Experience:

2011 to date Judge, International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
2001 to date Presiding Judge of Trial Chamber I
1997 - 2001  Justice of the Supreme Court, The Netherlands (2nd Chamber - criminal cases)
1995 - 1997 Assigned defence counsel, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
1995 - 1997 Partner in the law firm Wladimiroff & Spong, The Hague, specialized in criminal law and international criminal cases, (including trans-border defence, extradition, transfer of prisoners, international judicial co-operation, and Supreme Court criminal cases)
1994 - 1997 Subsidiary Judge of the Court of Appeal, Amsterdam
1980 - 2003 Co-founder and chairman of the Society for International Criminal Law (Gezelschap voor internationaal Strafrecht)
1980 - 1997 Bar of the Supreme Court of The Netherlands
1971 - 1980 Lecturer, Leiden University, Department of Criminal Law


2015 - 2017 President of the Disciplinary Appeals Board of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
2014 to 2020 Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, Dutch Group
2001 to 2017 Member of the ICTY Rules Committee and the ICTY Bureau
1998 to 2001 Crown Appointed Judge, Disciplinary Court of Appeal for the Dutch Bar
1983 - 1996 Member of ad hoc legislative advisory committees to the Minister of Justice in the field of international criminal law
2000  Served on a delegation advising the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic, on international criminal co-operation and criminal law
1997 - 1998  Ad hoc working group, assisting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the preparation of the Rome Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court
1994 Ad hoc informal working group, assisting the Registrar of the ICTY in the preparation of a Directive on the assignment of defence counsel
1992 - 1996 Ad hoc Legislative Advisory Committees to the Dutch Minister of Justice on a) the position of the defendant in the field of international co-operation in criminal matters; b) Review of Supreme Court procedures in criminal cases; and c) Administrative sanctions for traffic offences
1989 - 1990 Council of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands


2015 Honorary Doctorate VU University Amsterdam
2008 Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau