Almiro Rodrigues


Almiro Rodrigues is a Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo.

Before his appointment, Judge Rodrigues served as an International Judge in the Appellate Division of the War Crimes Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina between 2005 and 2009. In 1997 to 2001, Judge Rodrigues served as a Judge in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In this Tribunal, he was Presiding Trial Chamber I, a member of the Committee Rules of Procedure and Evidence and also Presiding the Working Group on Judicial Practices.

In 2004, Judge Rodrigues was a member of the United Nations International Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law violations in Ivory Coast and neighboring countries.

He chaired the Working Group on Adapting Portuguese Criminal Legislation to the International Criminal Court’s Statute and also the Minister of Justice Legal Advisory Board.

He served as a prosecutor for a long time in Portugal, until he reached its highest level. Judge Rodrigues has a considerable academic experience, as between 1981 and 1993 he lectured Family and Juvenile Law, Legal Psychology and Forensic Law in the Center for Legal Studies and in the Institute for Forensic Law, in Lisbon. He has lectured in various meetings on Human Rights, International Criminal Justice, International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law.

Judge Rodrigues is the author of over fifty published articles, namely on Human Rights International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law, thirteen of which were published in various languages in foreign journals.

He finished his studies of law in the Law Faculty of the University of Coimbra and got training in Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology and Education in the University of Lisbon. He has Judge Training from the Legal Studies Center. He post-graduated on Legal Psychology in the Criminology and Psychology Schools of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and holds a diploma from the Canterbury University (Great Britain) on English Law System and English Law Language.