Kinga Tibori-Szabó


Kinga Tibori-Szabó specialises in international criminal law, public international law and international humanitarian law. She has nine years of experience in the field of international criminal justice in The Hague. Kinga is currently working for the Legal Representative of Victims of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (The Hague), under the supervision of Peter Haynes QC.

Kinga regularly lectures and speaks on various topics of international criminal law, public international law, and international humanitarian law. She also holds a post-graduate degree in European Union law.

Kinga is also a member of the New York State Bar.

Innovative, resourceful and well-organized, Kinga thrives on new challenges and busy schedules.

Reported Cases

‘Victim Participation in International Criminal Justice: Practitioner’s Handbook’, editor, Springer (forthcoming, 2016)

‘The ’Unwilling or Unable’ Test and the Law of Self-Defence’, in C. Paulussen et al. (ed), Protecting fundamental rights in the international arena: public, private and European law perspectives, TMC Asser Press/Springer (forthcoming, 2015)

‘The Right of Self-Defence in the US White Paper on Targeted Killings’, Journal of Conflict and Security Law, July 2015,

‘Remarks on Henderson & Cavanagh Guest Post on Unit Self-Defence – Perspectives from the Courtroom’, Opinio Juris, 11 July 2014,

‘The al-Shabaab Mall Attack and the Right of Self-Defence’, IntLawGrrls, 4 October 2013,

‘Anticipatory Action in Self-Defence: Essence and Limits under International Law’, TMC Asser Press/Springer, 2011

‘The Application of EU Law in Romania’, in: Lazowski, A., ed., The Application of EU Law in the New Member States. TMC Asser Press, 2010

‘Kosovo: Albanian Independence and Serbian Convicts’, Korunk (‘Our Age’ – Hungarian social science review in Romania), Vol. III, No. 5, May 2009 (Hungarian)

‘The Internal Aspect of Self-Determination: Individual Freedom or Right to Autonomy?’, Romániai Magyar Jogtudományi Közlöny(Hungarian Law Journal in Romania), Vol. 3, No. 5, 2005 (Hungarian)


Admission to Practice, New York State Bar, USA – 2013
LLM (traditional track, focus on US law), New York University, USA – 2012
PhD in Public International Law, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 2010
MPhil in International Relations, Central European University, Hungary – 2007
LLM in International and European Law, Utrecht University, The Netherlands – 2004
LLB in Legal Studies, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania – 2003

Appointments and Memberships

New York State Bar Association

Netherlands Forum on the Law of Armed Conflict and Peace Operations (LACPO), University of Amsterdam



Kinga Tibori-Szabó

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