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Marjolein Cupido is Assistant Professor at the department of Criminal Law and Criminology of VU University Amsterdam and a fellow at the Center for International Criminal Justice.

Marjolein holds an LL.M. in criminal law (summa cum laude) from Leiden University where she also participated in the Talent Program, an extra-curricular program on legal research. In 2015, Marjolein defended her doctoral dissertation – entitled Facts Matter: A Study into the Casuistry of Substantive International Criminal Law – at VU University Amsterdam. In 2017, she was apointed as Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court, where she worked on the Defence of Mr. Jean-Pierre Bemba in the Bemba et al. case.

Marjolein teaches the courses International Criminal Courts and Tribunals, Criminal Law across the Borders, Terrorism and Security, and Criminal Law Research Lab. She also supervises bachelor and materthesis. Her research mainly focuces on international criminal law, comparative criminal law, and criminal liability theories.

Ancillary activities

  • Rechtbank Rotterdam | Rotterdam | Honorary judge | 2017-02-02 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Master, Univ Leiden


  • K Law (General)
  • International Criminal Law

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Research Output 2010 2019

Modes of Liability in International Criminal Law

Yanev, L. D. (ed.), Cupido, M. (ed.), van Sliedregt, E. (ed.), Ventura, M. (ed.), Roth, R. (ed.) & de Hemptinne, J. (ed.), 2019, (Accepted/In press) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. .

Research output: Book / ReportBook editingAcademic

criminal law
international law

Common Law and Civil Law Approaches to Excessive Group Crimes

Cupido, M., 2018, (Accepted/In press) The Common Law and the Civil Law Today - Convergence and Divergence. Novaković, M. (ed.). Delaware: Vernon Press

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

De Grondslag en Reikwijdte van Medeplegen: Hoe het Nederlandse Strafrecht Inspiratie Kan Putten uit het Internationaal Strafrecht

Cupido, M., Kooijmans, T. & Yanev, L., 23 Apr 2018, In : Delikt en Delinkwent. 48, 5, p. 385-409 25 p., DD2018/29.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Holding Business Leaders Accountable for International Crimes: Lessons from Abroad on Tackling Remoteness

Cupido, M., Huisman, W. & Hornman, M. J., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Accountability and International Business Operations. Enneking, L. (ed.). Routlegde

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Rubriek Tribunalenstrafrecht

Cupido, M. & Pitcher, K., 2018, In : Delikt en Delinkwent. 48, 1, p. 49-61 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

Activities 2010 2017

XXth Congress of International Criminal Law of the AIDP: Individual Liability for Business Involvement in International Crimes

M. Cupido (Participant)
20 Mar 201723 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Criminal responsibility of corporate officials

M. Cupido (Speaker)
31 Jan 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

International Criminal Court

M. Cupido (Visiting researcher)
1 Mar 20171 Jul 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

International Congress of Penal Law – Criminal Justice and Corporate Business

M. Cupido (Participant)
20 Mar 201723 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Common and civil law approaches to group criminality: A practical analysis of JCE and co-perpetration

M. Cupido (Speaker)
26 May 201729 May 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional


Gezina van der Molenfonds

M. Cupido (Recipient), 22 Dec 2016