Assistant Professor

Thierry Godel is an assistant professor at the Law Faculty of UniDistance Switzerland.

He obtained his doctorate in law from the University of Fribourg and is a graduate of the École romande pour la magistrature pénale in Neuchâtel. He is also a lecturer at the École romande en administration judiciaire (since 2018) and with the Military Justice (since 2011) as part of the training provided to members of the judicial authorities. He was a lecturer at the Chair of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Fribourg (2010-2021).

His research projects in criminal law focus on violence and extremism (including in relation to new technologies). As part of his habilitation thesis, he is particularly interested in issues relating to the chain of responsibility (causality and criminal capacity), whether individual, corporate or collective. He has published a number of reference works in the field of general criminal law and military criminal law.

As a practitioner, Thierry Godel was a investigating judge for the Military Justice (2011 to 2015) and deputy head of the legal department of the Office of the Armed Forces Attonrey General (2015 to 2018). He has been auditor (prosecutor) since 2021.
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