Professor Charles Jalloh Receives Open Society Grant

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Professor Charles C. Jalloh has received $135,000 from the Open Society Foundations (Africa Regional Office) to study the implications for international law of the first ever universal jurisdiction prosecution in Africa. This involved the recent trial and conviction for torture and crimes against humanity in the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Senegal of the former Chadian president Hissiene Habre. The grant will support an international conference on the topic, and the research for a book that he will author with co-convener Professor Meg DeGuzman (Temple University Law School). Since joining FIU Law, Professor Jalloh has raised half a million dollars to facilitate scholarly research.