B.A. – University of Guelph
LL.B. – McGill University
B.C.L – McGill University
M.St. – Oxford University
Charles C. Jalloh joins FIU College of Law as an Associate Professor. He previously held a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law, where he was awarded tenure and named the Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Faculty Scholar for 2013-2014.
Professor Jalloh has written widely on issues of international criminal law. Part of his special interest has been on questions of jurisdiction and selectivity in international criminal law, including the tense relationship between Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC), on which he is a globally renowned expert. A prolific scholar, he has published many articles in respected peer-reviewed and student edited journals in the United States and abroad as well as many invited book chapters edited by leading authorities. His recent edited books include The Sierra Leone Special Court and Its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Criminal Law (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and (as lead editor) two volumes of the first ever comprehensive Law Reports of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (Martinus Nijhoff, 2012 and 2014).
Before joining academia, he practiced law for several years as Counsel in the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section, Canadian Department of Justice; an Associate Legal Officer assisting Presiding Judge Erik Møse on historic trials involving the 1994 Rwandan genocide at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda; the Legal Advisor to the Defense Office in the Special Court for Sierra Leone, where he also served as court-appointed duty counsel to former Liberian President Charles Taylor; and as a Visiting Professional in the International Criminal Court. A frequently invited speaker, who has lectured in numerous universities and institutions in the United States, Europe and Africa, he holds various important pro bono positions serving, inter alia, on the Advisory Panel to the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the Advisory Board of the War Crimes Committee, International Bar Association. In 2012, he was elected by his peers as Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law’s International Criminal Law Interest Group, which service he successfully completed in April 2014.
Professor Jalloh is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the refereed African Journal of Legal Studies as well as the new African Journal of International Criminal Justice. His education includes degrees in common and civil law from McGill University and a Master’s in International Human Rights Law, with distinction, from Oxford University, where he was also a Chevening Scholar. He graduated at the top of his class. He is concurrently completing his Ph.D. in International Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam.
- Charles C. Jalloh and Olufemi Elias, eds., Shielding Humanity: Essays in International Law and Policy in Honor of Judge Abdul G. Koroma (Boston, U.S.A./Leiden, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Brill, forthcoming 2013).
- Charles C. Jalloh, ed., The Sierra Leone Special Court and Its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Criminal Law (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2013).
- Charles C. Jalloh and Simon Meisenberg, eds., The Law Reports of the Special Court for Sierra Leone: The Prosecutor v. Norman, Fofana and Kondewa (The CDF Case), (Boston, U.S.A./Leiden, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Brill, 2013).
- Charles C. Jalloh and Simon Meisenberg, eds., The Law Reports of the Special Court for Sierra Leone: The Prosecutor v. Brima, Kamara and Kanu (The AFRC Case), (Boston, U.S.A./Leiden, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Brill, 2012) 2,310 pps.
- Charles C. Jalloh, ed., Consolidated Legal Texts for the Special Court for Sierra Leone (Boston, U.S.A./Leiden, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Brill, 2007) 608 pps.
- What Makes a Crime Against Humanity a Crime Against Humanity?, 28 American Univ. International Law Review 2013. Available on SSRN.
- Prosecuting Those Bearing ‘Greatest Responsibility’: The Lessons of the Special Court of Sierra Leone, 96 Marquette Law Review 2013. Available on SSRN.
- Does Living By the Sword Mean Dying by the Sword? 117 Penn State Law Review 2013. Available on SSRN.
- International Decision, Situation in the Republic of Kenya: No. ICC-01/09-02/11-274 – Judgment on Kenya’s Appeal of Decision Denying Admissibility, 106 American Journal of International Law 118-125 (Jan. 2012). Available on SSRN.
- International Decision, Situation in the Republic of Kenya, Decision on the Authorization of an Investigation, 105 American Journal Of International Law 540-547 (July 2011). Available on SSRN.
- Special Court for Sierra Leone: Achieving Justice?, 32 Michigan Journal of International Law 395-460 (Spring 2011). Available on SSRN.
- Charles C. Jalloh, Dapo Akande and Max du Plessis, Assessing the African Union Concerns about Article 16 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, 4 African Journal of Legal Studies 5-50 (July 2011). Available on SSRN.
- International Decision, Michelot Yogogombaye v. Republic of Senegal, 104 American Journal of International Law 620-628 (Oct. 2010). Available on SSRN.
- Universal Jurisdiction, Universal Prescription? A Preliminary Assessment of the African Union Perspective on Universal Jurisdiction, 21 Criminal Law Forum 1-65 (Mar. 2010). Available on SSRN.
- The International Criminal Court on Trial, in Chile Eboe-Osuji, ed.,Protecting Humanity: Essays In International Law And Policy In Honour Of Navanethem Pillay, (Boston, U.S.A./Leiden, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Brill, 2010), pp. 417-529.
- Regionalizing International Criminal Law?, 9 International Criminal Law Review 445-499 (July 2009). Available on SSRN.