Dr Gabrielė Chlevickaitė


  • Department:
  • Research strand: In the public interest: accountability of the state and the prosecution of crimes
  • Main fields of interest: International Courts and Tribunals International Criminal Law International Humanitarian Law Law and Society Studies Transitional Justice


Gabriele Chlevickaite is International Criminal Law researcher at the Asser Institute (on loan from the University of Amsterdam), where she coordinates international criminal law-related projects and conducts research into fact-finding in international criminal investigations and prosecutions. Prior to joining the Asser Institute, she was  Assistant Professor in Empirical and Normative Studies at the VU Amsterdam (2021-2023), responsible for conducting independent research and teaching at International Crimes, Conflict and Criminology MSc program. In 2017-2023 she was co-director of the Center for International Criminal Justice (CICJ, www.cicj.org), an interdisciplinary research centre at the VU Amsterdam.

In 2017, Gabriele was awarded NWO Research Talent Grant to conduct doctoral research on insider witness assessments at international criminal courts and tribunals. In 2017-2021 she worked at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) in Amsterdam as a PhD candidate and was a fellow at the CICJ. She defended her dissertation in March 2022 and was awarded the Praemium Erasmianum Dissertation prize in 2023. Besides PhD research, in 2019, Gabriele was awarded (alongside a team led by Dr Anna Sagana of Maastricht University), a Constructive Advanced Thinking Interdisciplinary Research Mobility Grant for project ‘A Psychological approach to international criminal justice. Improving decision making in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court.’

In 2013-2017, Gabriele was analysis assistant with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and in 2020-2021, she worked on the Independent Expert Review of the Rome Statute System as research assistant. Gabriele is an invited visiting scholar at the University of Toronto, and iCourts, University of Copenhagen.


Selected Publications

Chlevickaitė G, Holá B and Bijleveld C, ‘Thousands on the Stand: Exploring Trends and Patterns of International Witnesses’ (2019) 32 Leiden Journal of International Law 819

Chlevickaitė G, Holá B and Bijleveld C, ‘Judicial Witness Assessments at the ICTY, ICTR and ICC’ (2020) 18 Journal of International Criminal Justice 185

Chlevickaitė G, Holá B and Bijleveld C, ‘Suspicious Minds? Empirical Analysis of Insider Witness Assessments at the ICTY, ICTR and ICC’ [2021] European Journal of Criminology 1

Chlevickaitė G, ‘Insider witnesses’ credibility and reliability: An empirical legal framework for international criminal justice’ [2022] Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam PhD Dissertation, https://hdl.handle.net/1871.1/5734d689-d44a-4d8c-ba85-f31a506200de

Chlevickaitė, G., ‘Towards a Model of (Insider) Witness Assessments in International Crime Cases: An Experimental Vignette Study’ (2023) International Criminal Justice Review