Charles C. Jalloh

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Charles C. Jalloh
Professor of Law

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Ph.D. (Law), University of Amsterdam
M.St., Oxford University
B.C.L., McGill University
LL.B., McGill University
B.A., University of Guelph

Charles C. Jalloh is a professor of law at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, an FIU Top Scholar for 2015, a member of the United Nations International Law Commission and founding editor of the African Journal of Legal Studies and the African Journal of International Criminal Justice.

A prolific scholar, Professor Jalloh has published widely on issues of international law, including articles in top journals such as American Journal of International Law, International Criminal Law Review, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Penn State Law Review, Michigan Journal of International Law, and Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. He has books with prestigious university presses and other leading publishers. These include as editor: The Sierra Leone Special Court and Its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Criminal Law (Cambridge, 2014 hardback, 2015 paperback); Shielding Humanity: Essays in International Law in Honour of Judge Abdul G. Koroma, (Brill, 2015, with Femi Elias); Promoting Accountability Under International Law for Gross Violations in Africa: Essays in Honor of Prosecutor Hassan Jallow (Brill, 2015, with Alhagi Marong); and four volumes of the first comprehensive Law Reports of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (Brill, 2012, 2014, 2015, forthcoming 2018, with Simon Meisenberg). His recent works include The International Criminal Court in an Effective Global Justice System (Elgar, 2016, with Linda Carter and Mark Ellis); and The International Criminal Court and Africa (Oxford University Press, 2017, with Ilias Bantekas). His monograph, The Legal Legacy of the Sierra Leone Tribunal, and edited collection, The African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights in Context (with Kamari Clarke and Vincent Nmehielle), are forthcoming with Cambridge University Press (2018).

Called to the Bar in 2004, he has advised states and international organizations on issues of domestic and international law and appeared in proceedings before international tribunals. His practice experience includes as counsel in the Department of Justice Canada, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, an associate legal officer in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda working on high profile cases involving the 1994 Rwandan genocide, a legal adviser in the Special Court for Sierra Leone where he was duty counsel and head of the public defender’s office in The Hague trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, and as a visiting professional, in the International Criminal Court (ICC).

In 2015, Professor Jalloh appeared as the first Amicus Counsel representing the African Union before the Appeals Chamber of the ICC in The Hague. He has given numerous invited lectures including at Oxford, Yale and Penn law schools, the U.S. State Department, the UN General Assembly, the Assembly of States Parties of the ICC and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Between 2012-2014, he co-chaired the International Criminal Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law. For several years, he was member of the Advisory Panel to the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the Advisory Board of the War Crimes Committee of the International Bar Association. He is currently on the Advisory Board of eyewitness to Atrocities, an Independent Legal Expert for the Directorate of Legal Affairs of the African Union Commission and Founding Director of the African Court Research Initiative funded by Open Society.

His education includes a B.A. from the University of Guelph, LL.B. and B.C.L. degrees from McGill University and a Master’s in International Human Rights Law, with distinction, from Oxford University, where he was a Chevening Scholar. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) specializing in international law from the University of Amsterdam.