Christine Van Den Wyngaert (1952) is a Belgian criminal law expert and judge in several international courts.
She received three degrees from the Free University of Brussels: a law degree in 1974 (magna cum laude), a criminology degree in 1975 (cum laude) and a Ph.D in law in 1979 (summa cum laude).
Until taking up her appointment as an ad litem Judge of the ICTY, Van Den Wyngaert
taught criminal law and criminal procedure at the
She has published widely in the fields of international and comparative criminal law. Her publications include: The political offence exception to extradition (1981), Criminal Procedure Systems in the European Community (1993) and various articles in law reviews.
In the period 1993-2000 she was Expert for the
Directorate General XX of the European Commission and for UCLAF-OLAF,
participated in different studies on fraud in the European Union (e.g. Corpus Juris pour
la repression de la fraude transnationale
Chris Van Den Wyngaert was reporter for the
International Law Association (Buenos Aires in 1996 and Taipe
in 1998) relating to extradition and human rights and a
general reporter for the Association Internationale
de Droit Pénal in
She was also an ad hoc Judge at the International
Court of Justice in the Yerodia case between 2000 and
2002 (Case concerning the arrest warrant of