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 a Visiting Associate Professor of Law for 2013-2014. He holds a tenure-track appointment at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law, where he was just recently named the Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Faculty Scholar and is also affiliated with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the African Studies Program.
Since joining Pitt Law in 2009, Professor Jalloh has researched 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 widely recognized expert. A prolific scholar, he has published 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, 2013).
Professor Jalloh’s scholarship seeks to bridge theory and practice. For several years, he worked on high profile cases 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 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; the Advisory Board of the War Crimes Committee, International Bar Association; and as an elected Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law’s International Criminal Law Interest Group.
He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the refereed African Journal of Legal Studies, an interdisciplinary journal focused on issues of human rights, good governance and democracy in Africa. 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.
- 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.