Gentian Zyberi holds a bachelor’s degree (LL.B) from Tirana University, Albania, and a Master’s degree (LL.M) and a PhD degree in International Law from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Currently he is a Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the Norwegian Center for Human Rights of the University of Oslo, Norway. Previously he has worked at the Amsterdam Center for International Law of the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights of Utrecht University.
During the last fifteen years, he has done research, published and taught in the areas of international human rights, international humanitarian law, international criminal law and public international law at universities in the Netherlands, Norway, US, China, and Albania. His current research focuses on the contribution of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and other international courts and tribunals to interpreting and developing rules and principles of international human rights and humanitarian law, the protection of community interests under international law, the responsibility to protect doctrine, and transitional justice.
His international law practice includes working as defence lawyer in two cases tried before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Professor Zyberi has also served as legal adviser and coordinator of the Albanian legal team in a case before the International Court of Justice. He has provided legal advice on international law matters to States and an international non-governmental organization.