Professor Emeritus Jiri Toman

Jiri Toman

Professor of Law

Professor Toman has had extensive experience academically and legally in the fields of international and humanitarian law. A member of several international associations and on the editorial boards of several journals, Toman has published numerous studies, books, and articles in the fields of international law, human rights, humanitarian law, economic law, disaster relief law, and criminal law.

Prior to joining the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty, Professor Toman taught at the School of Economics and School of Law at Charles University in Prague, the University of Geneva, and was a visiting professor at Santa Clara University, George Washington University, and Université de Franche-Compté in Besançon. He has lectured at the Universities of Birmingham, Cambridge, London, Oxford, Pisa, Uppsala, Virginia, Waseda, and Yale; organized regional seminars on international law and criminal law in Africa and Latin America; and was consultant to several international and regional organizations, including UNESCO, UNDRO, UNCTAD, and the United Nations Center for Human Rights, Council of Europe.


Collection of Documents
Vienna Convention on Succession of States in Respect of Treaties
Vienna Convention on Succession of States in Respect of Property


JUDr, Charles University, Prague, 1966

Ph.D., University of Geneva, 1981

Areas of Specialization

Legal Aspects of War, Humanitarian Law, International Organizations, Seminar in International Human Rights, International Law

Affiliations and Honors

  • Foreign Member (Academician), Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, 1994 – present
  • Director, Henry Dunant Institute in Geneva, Research and Training Center for Red Cross, 1969-1998

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