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On 17 May 2022, FIU Law Professor Dr. Charles C. Jalloh was appointed by the United Nations International Law Commission as Special Rapporteur for the topic Subsidiary means for the determination of rules of international law. The topic, in the sources of international law listed in Article 38(1) of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, was added to the long-term program of work of the ILC during its Seventy-Second (2021) session based on a proposal by Professor Jalloh and notified to the UN member states where it garnered strong support from various states in different geographic regions, including the United States.

As a special rapporteur, Professor Jalloh will lead the ILC’s work on the topic, as part of a multi-year study aimed at identifying draft conclusions to guide the conduct of states on the role of judicial decisions and the teachings of the most highly qualified publicists of the various nations in the determination of rules of international law. His first report on the topic will be considered by the ILC in 2023.

Professor Jalloh, who is an active member of the ILC, was first elected by the UN General Assembly for a five-year term which began in 2017. He was re-elected in 2021 for a second five-year term, receiving the second highest vote of all candidates. He has held leadership positions in the Bureau of the ILC, including as Chairperson of the Drafting Committee during the 70th (2018) session and as Rapporteur during the 71st (2019) session.

A prolific scholar, Professor Jalloh has been recognized by peers for his scholarly contributions, including the FIU Top Scholar Award (2015), the FIU Senate Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities (2018), the Fulbright Lund University Distinguished Chair in Public International Law (2018-2019) at Lund University in Sweden and the FIU Real Triumphs Faculty Research Award (2021).