Tiphaine Dickson

Adjunct Instructor









Ph.D., Portland State University
LL.B., Université du Québec à Montréal

Tiphaine Dickson earned her Ph.D. in Public Affairs and Policy at the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University and her LL.B. from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Prior to her turn to academia, she practiced primarily in international criminal law, serving as lead defense counsel before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and as a consultant in cases before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. She has published on disclosure of evidence, fixed terms of office in U.S. military courts, due process and legitimacy with respect to the enforcement of international criminal law, the concept of legalism, as well as the history of (and in) international criminal tribunals. Her research interests include the evolution of Holocaust research, the emergence of international human rights to the detriment of economic and social rights, as well as the politics of international criminal law, especially state policies toward permanent and ad hoc criminal tribunals.