Thomas Weigend (Dr. jur., University of Freiburg, Germany) is a professor of criminal law and criminal procedure at the University of Köln (Cologne, Germany). He has taught as a visiting professor at several universities including the University of Tokyo, New York University and Peking University. Professor Weigend’s research has been dedicated mostly to problems of (comparative) criminal procedure and inter-national criminal law. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of International Criminal Justice.