Dr. Victor Tsilonis is the editor-in-chief of Intellectum journal, senior attorney-at-law before the International Criminal Court / Supreme Court of Greece and member of the International Criminal Court Bar Association with significant legal experience before the Greek Courts and the European Court of Human Rights.
In February 2017 his PhD thesis “The Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court: the preconditions to the exercise of its jurisdiction, the core crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, crime of aggression) and the principle of complementarity” was published by the biggest Greek publisher (Athens: Nomiki Bibliothiki), (February 2017), ISBN 978-960-562-694-5.
He has been awarded an LL.M. in Human Rights/Criminal Justice from the University of Nottingham, while his LL.M. essay “The Move to Restrict Death Penalty in International Human Rights Law and Resistance in the American Continent” received a distinction mark and was published at the Human Rights Law Review-Student Supplement of 2002-2003 (University of Nottingham, pp. 45-55).
Subsequently, he was assigned a research fellow to the Criminal Law Department of Aristotle University’s School of Law for four years (2005-2009), and received a D.A.A.D. scholarship in order to attend the MUST Summer School Programme of Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. He is also a member of the Greek Bar and the “Alexiadis’ Research Team” which conducted research on the prisoners’ rights and the living conditions in five Greek prisons in the honour of the emeritus professor Stergios Alexiadis.
Moreover, he has written and presented papers in Greece and United Kingdom regarding international criminal law and the rights of prisoners and also published papers about the Greek and international Penal Law in scientific journals and books both in Greece and abroad.Additionally, in 2009-2010 he was the coordinator of the Thessaloniki’s Bar experts group for commenting and evaluating the current judicial decisions, while in 2010 & 2011 he taught to his peers the module of English Legal Terminology and Translation.
Finally yet importantly, he is a columnist, writer and translator of papers, studies, articles, interviews and literature. Founder of the electronic column “Fingerprints of the Day” and broadcaster along with Athena Avgitidou of the radio show “Afternoon Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (ClipartRadio).He has conducted interviews with eminent people, such as the professor of political Sciences Ulrich Beck, former chief prosecutor of ICTY, Carla Del Ponte, philosopher David S. Oderberg, forensic anthropologist Sue Black, Scottish writer Paul Johnston, poet Haris Vlavianos, professor of communication studies Richard Katula, professor of international criminal law and human rights William Schabas, journalist Stelios Kouloglou and the Dean of Aristotle University Yannis Milopoulos.