Mr. Victor Koppe
Victor Koppe studied international law and international relations in The Netherlands and the United States. Admitted to the Dutch Bar in 1989, he initially specialised in white collar crime. Afterwards his focus shifted toward terrorism cases and political extradition matters. He defended several members of the Dutch Hofstad-group, Samir Azzouz, Wesam al Delaema and Mullah Krekar as well as leading members of the Kurdish PKK and the Basque ETA. For the past decade, Mr. Koppe has been working in the field of international criminal law. He represented Moinina Fofana before the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Radovan Stankovic before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Rule 11bis referral procedure, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg in respect of its placement on the list of terrorist organisations, and Yvonne Basebya before the court of The Hague for her involvement in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. He teaches international criminal law at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh.