Topics: Peace and Human Rights
International Relations
Regional focus: Global
Origin: Switzerland
Fellowship: Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow

Pierre Hazan is a Senior Transitional Justice Adviser with the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva. In this function, he is involved in a number of mediation processes in armed conflicts. He is also a member of the Law and Peace Practice Group of the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT). In recent years, Pierre Hazan has collaborated with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Hazan started his career as a diplomatic and war correspondent specialized in humanitarian action and international justice for the daily newspapers Libération (Paris) and Le Temps (Geneva), and has been a close observer of many conflicts.

Hazan is one of the initiators of a TV fiction series on humanitarian action, “Cellule de crise” (The Ops Room). Furthermore, he curated the exhibition “War and Peace” at the Martin Bodmer Foundation. His published works include “Justice in a Time of War” (2004), “Judging War, Judging History: Behind Peace and Reconciliation” (2010), “La Paix contre la Justice?” (2010) and “Negotiating with the Devil: Inside the World of Armed-Conflict Mediation” (2022) . He is also a guest editor of a special issue of the ‘International Journal of Transitional Justice’ on “Beyond Borders: A New Regional Architecture of Transitional Justice?” (2017).

Hazan was a Fellow at Harvard Law School (2005) and the United States Institute of Peace in Washington D.C. (2006).

Last updated: 2023