Judge Michael Bohlander


From 10 June 2015 until 31 July 2015, when he took up the position as the International Co-Investigating Judge, Judge Bohlander had been the Reserve Co-Investigating Judge.

He has been the Chair in Comparative and International Criminal Law at Durham Law School in the UK since 2004. From 1991 to 2004 Judge Bohlander served as pre-trial, trial and appellate judge in criminal and civil matters in the courts of the East German Free State of Thuringia, in the transitional stage after German unification in 1990.

From 1999 until 2001 he served as the Senior Legal Officer of a Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Judge Bohlander holds a doctorate of law from Saarland University; he obtained his 1st and 2nd State Examination in Law from the Ministry of Justice of the Saarland. 

Judge Bohlander resigned in July 2019 following the issuance of all remaining closing orders, and was reinstated on 22 April 2020.