Professor Safferling and his team have a variety of research interests. Besides matters of criminal law and criminal procedure, these are in particular, European and international criminal law and the history of criminal law. There is also a specific interest in current criminal law developments in the field of cyber and computer crime.

An important part of ICLU’s work consists of research in international criminal law. The Research Unit not only follows current developments in this very dynamic field marked by great activity on the part of many states and the international community as well as legal scholarship, but it also endeavors to examine historical backgrounds, the political dimension and the future of international criminal law. The particular focus is on contemporary legal history. 

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg Academy) is dedicated to the promotion of international criminal law and human rights. It is located in Nuremberg, the birthplace of modern international criminal law. Conscious of this historic heritage, the Nuremberg Academy supports the fight against impunity for universally recognized core international crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression. The Nuremberg Academy promotes sustainable peace through justice, the Nuremberg Principles and the rule of law, by supporting worldwide enforcement of international criminal law, furthering knowledge, and building capacities at the national level to investigate and prosecute these crimes. 

Vladimir Khvalei is a partner in the Moscow office of Baker & McKenzie and heads the firm’s CIS Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Mr. Khvalei is Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and a member of the London Court of International Arbitration. Mr Khvalei is Chairman of the board of the Arbitration Association and Chairman of the Arbitration Commission of the Russian National Committee of the ICC. Vladimir serves as a Member of the Board of the International Arbitration Court at the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Member of the Board of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association, Member of the Polish Arbitration Association, Member of the Austrian Arbitration Association, Member of the Governing board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). Vladimir is a former Vice-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee (2013-2014). Vladimir is included on the lists of arbitrators of arbitration institutions in Russia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, UAE, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, US and Israel. Mr. Khvalei is included on the list of tutors, examiners and assessors of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).