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Andras Vamos-Goldman

Adjunct Professor, International Law, Center for Global Affairs, New York University.

International Law in Tomorrow´s Wars


Andras Vamos-Goldman is currently teaching international law at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs. Previously, he helped to found and led Justice Rapid Response (JRR), an intergovernmental facility improving the credibility of accountability for genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and serious human rights violations through professionalizing investigations. As Executive Director of JRR, he helped to create and build a facility that is ensuring that criminal justice professionals from around the world, specifically trained in international investigations, are readily deployable at the request of the international community. Mr. Vamos-Goldman is a former Canadian diplomat, whose career included assignments to the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Somalia; Washington DC; the United Nations in New York (where he served as both Political Coordinator and as Legal Adviser); as well as Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa. He has also practiced private international law with the law firm of Stikeman Elliot and as Law and Policy Adviser to the CEO of the University of British Columbia’s Liu Institute for Global Initiative. Mr. Vamos-Goldman’s involvement with international criminal justice goes back to the late 1990s. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Sierra Leone Special Court, becoming the founding Chair of its Management Committee. He also served on the Bureau of the International Criminal Court’s Preparatory Committee. Mr. Vamos-Goldman has a BA and LLB from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and an LLM in international and comparative law from Georgetown University in Washington DC. He is a member of both the Law Society of Ontario, Canada, as well as the New York Bar.