Academic Staff

Sten Idris VERHOEVEN
Assistant Professor


Academic Qualifications
  • PhD, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
  • Master of Arts in International Relations and Conflict Prevention, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
  • Master of Law, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
  • Bachelor of Law, Catholic University Brussels, Belgium
Teaching Area
  • Business Law
  • International Law
  • Economic Law of the European Union
  • International Criminal Law
  • Introduction to International Law
  • European Union Trade Law
Selected Publications

Articles in international reviews

  • S. VERHOEVEN, “Conference Scene. The Future of International Constitutional Law”, International Law Forum 2004, 43-45
  • S. VERHOEVEN, "ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territories", International Law Forum 2004, 106-110
  • S. VERHOEVEN, "Book Review: Ian D. Seiderman, Hierarchy in International Law, The Human Rights Dimension", Netherlands Quarterly on Human Rights 2005-2, 303-305
  • S. VERHOEVEN, "The UN High-level Panel Report and the Proposed Institutional Reform of the UN: Would the UN be ready to face the New Challenges", International Law Forum 2005-2, 101-107
  • J. WOUTERS & S. VERHOEVEN, "The Prohibition of Genocide as a Norm of Ius Cogens and Its Implications for the Enforcement of the Law of Genocide", International Criminal Law Review 2005, 401-416
  • T. RUYS & S. VERHOEVEN, "Attacks by Private Actors and the Right of Self-defence", Journal of Conflict and Security Law 2005, 289-320
  • S. VERHOEVEN, "Case Note: B.S en K.G. t. A.R. en A.R. Arbh. Brussel", Oxford Law Reports at www.oxfordlawreports.com
  • S. VERHOEVEN, "Case Note: Case concerning Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo", Revue de droit militaire et de droit de la guerre 2006, 355-368
  • J. WOUTERS, B.DEMEYERE & S. VERHOEVEN, "The International Criminal Court's Office of the Prosecutor: Navigating between Independence and Accountability", International Criminal Law Review 2008, 273-317

Articles in other reviews

  • S. VERHOEVEN, "Het Advies van het Internationaal Gerechtshof over de Bouw van de Veiligheidsmuur", Wereldbeeld 2004-3, 30-33
  • S. VERHOEVEN, "De Twintigste Verjaardag van het VN Folterverdrag: Een Amendering als Greschenk?", Wereldbeeld 2004-4, 13-18
  • S. VERHOEVEN, "Juridische Slachtoffers in de Oorlog tegen het Terrorisme: de Conventies van Geneve", Vrede en Veiligheid 2005-1, 38-57
  • S. VERHOEVEN, “Gewapende Activiteiten op het Grondgebied van de Democratische Republiek Congo (DRC t. Oeganda): Het Internationaal Gerechtshof zoekt zijn weg in een juridische jungle”, Wereldbeeld 2006-2, 8-16
  • S. VERHOEVEN, “Noot: Case concerning the Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide”, Wereldbeeld 2007, 28-35

Contributions in edited books

  • J. WOUTERS & S. VERHOEVEN, “Africa and International Justice: Cases Identified for Investigation and Prosecution by the International Criminal Court”, in E.A. ANKUMAH & E.K. KWAKWA (eds.), African Perspectives on International Criminal Justices, Maastricht, African Legal Aid, 2005, 133-160
  • S. VERHOEVEN, “Het International Gerechtshof: Een Oude Dinosaurus met Tanden?”, in J. WOUTERS & C. RYNGAERT (eds.), De Verenigde Naties. Een Wereld van Verschil? Leuven, Acco, 2005, 53-62
  • J. WOUTERS & S. VERHOEVEN, “Regulation and Globalization: Is There a Need for International Agencies”, in D. GERARDIN, R. MUNOZ & N. PETIT (eds.), Regulation through Agencies in the EU: A New Paradigm of European Governance, Cheltenham, Elgar, 2006, 246-273
  • J. WOUTERS & S. VERHOEVEN, “The Prosecution of Genocide – In Search of a European Perspective”, in P. BEHRENS & R. HENHAM (eds.), The Criminal Law of Genocide: International, Comparative, and Contextual Aspects, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2008, 197-209
  • J. WOUTERS & S. VERHOEVEN, “Case Note: Prosecutor v. Naletilic and Martinovic”, in A. KLIP & G. SLUITER (eds.), Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals, Vol. XI, Intersentia, Antwerp, 2007, 896-906
  • T. RUYS & S. VERHOEVEN, “DRC v. Uganda: The Applicability of IHL and HRL in Occupied Territories”, in R. ARNOLD & N. QUÉNIVENT (eds.), International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law: Towards a New Merger in International Law, Nijhoff, Leiden, 2008, 155-195
  • S. VERHOEVEN, “The Art of War: Protecting Art in War”, in B. DEMARSIN (ed.), Law and Art, Bruges, Die Keure, 2008 376-413
  • J. WOUTERS & S. VERHOEVEN, "De Misdaad der Misdaden: Over Genocide en Haar Banalisering", in J. WOUTERS and C. RYNGAERT (eds.), Mensenrechten: Actuele brandpunten, Leuven, Acco, 2008, 253-266
  • J. WOUTERS, B. DEMEYERE, & S. VERHOEVEN, “The International Criminal Court’s Office of the Prosecutor: Navigating between Independence and Accountability”, in J. DORIA, H.-P. GASSER & M. CHERIF BASSIOUNI (eds.), The Legal Regime of the International Criminal Court, In Memoriam Prof. Igor Pavlovich Blishchenko, Leiden, Nijhoff, 2009, 345-386
  • J. WOUTERS, M. FEDEROVA and S. VERHOEVEN, "Safeguarding the Rights of Suspects and Accused Persons in International Criminal Proceedings", in C. RYNGAERT (ed.), The Effectiveness of International Criminal Justice, Antwerp, Intersentia, 2009, 55-89
  • J. WOUTERS & S. VERHOEVEN, “Proces-verbal”, in R. WOLFRUM (ed.), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, at www.mpepil.com
  • J. WOUTERS & S. VERHOEVEN, “Desuetudo”, in R. WOLFRUM (ed.), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, at www.mpepil.com
  • J. WOUTERS & S. VERHOEVEN, “State Aircraft”, in R. WOLFRUM (ed.), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, at www.mpepil.com
  • J. WOUTERS & S. VERHOEVEN, “Prescription”, in R. WOLFRUM (ed.), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, at www.mpepil.com
  • S. VERHOEVEN, “International and Non-international Armed Conflicts”, in J. WOUTERS, B. DEMEYERE & S. VERHOEVEN (eds.), Armed Conflicts and the Law (forthcoming)
  • S. VERHOEVEN, "The Distinction between Military Objectives and Civilian Objects and between Combatants and Civilians", in J. WOUTERS, B. DEMEYERE & S. VERHOEVEN (eds.), Armed Conflicts and the Law (forthcoming)
  • S. VERHOEVEN, “Protected Persons in International Humanitarian Law”, in J. WOUTERS, B. DEMEYERE & S. VERHOEVEN (eds.), Armed Conflicts and the Law (forthcoming)
  • J. WOUTERS & S. VERHOEVEN, “The Domestic Prosecution of Genocide”, in P. BEHRENS and R. HENHAM (eds.), Elements of Genocide, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2012 (forthcoming)

Research Reports

  • J. WOUTERS & S. VERHOEVEN, “Justice for Africa: the cases of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Darfur before the International Criminal Court”, Working Paper No. 81, July 2005, 23p., at: www.internationallaw.be
  • J. WOUTERS, B. DEMEYERE & S. VERHOEVEN, “The International Criminal Court’s Office of the Prosecutor: navigating between independence and accountability”, Working Paper No.97, July 2007, 36p., at www.internationallaw.be
  • S. VERHOEVEN, “International and Non-international Armed Conflicts”, Working Paper No. 107, March 2007, 22p., at www.internationallaw.be

Contact Details

Faculty of Law (FLL)
University of Macau, E32,
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,
Macau, China.

Room: 2045
Telephone: 88224785

E-mail address: sverhoeven@umac.mo