Noah Weisbord

Current Position: Doctoral Candidate at Harvard Law School

Brief Bio: B.Sc., B.S.W., LL.B., B.C.L., M.S.W., LL.M. Program, S.J.D. Noah Weisbord was law clerk to Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He has completed two Masters dissertations and commented extensively on ethical dilemmas underlying gacaca, Rwanda’s participative genocide trials. Noah Weisbord was a researcher at the Defense Ethics Program of the Canadian Department of National Defense. He is currently a doctoral student at Harvard Law School studying the crime of aggression.

Research Interests: International Criminal Law; International Law; Just War Theory; Applied Ethics

Sample Publications:
  • Weisbord, Noah, “A Dilemma in Northern Uganda; When Peace and Justice Clash,” International Herald Tribune. Paris: 29 April 2005: 8
  • Weisbord, Noah, "Traditional Justice for a Genocide: Trials in Rwanda,” International Herald Tribune. Paris: 26 September 2003: 8
  • Weisbord, Noah, The Law and Ethics of Gacaca: Balancing Justice and Healing in Post-Genocide Rwanda (Harvard LL.M. Thesis, Harvard Libraries, 2004)


Perspective on Conference Themes: The crime of aggression and gacaca are two of Nuremberg’s most problematic legacies. They pit the values of the postwar international system against competing demands, and are windows into today’s conflicted international legal mind.