Charles C. Jalloh teaches Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, and Public International Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, U.S.A. Educated at Guelph, McGill and Oxford Universities, he has served as a Legal Counsel in the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section at the Canadian Department of Justice. A member of the Ontario Bar, he has been a Legal Advisor to the Office of the Principal Defender at the Special Court for Sierra Leone and court appointed interim defense counsel for former Liberian President Charles Taylor. He has also served as an Associate Legal Officer in Chambers at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and as a Visiting Scholar at the International Criminal Court. He has published widely on aspects of international criminal justice in Africa, and his articles have appeared in leading scholarly journals such as the African Journal of International and Comparative Law, American Journal of International Law, the Criminal Law Forum, International Criminal Law Review and the Michigan Journal of International Law. He is an invited member of the War Crimes Committee of the International Bar Association and an elected Co-Chair of the International Criminal Law Interest Group, American Society of International Law.

 

Selected Projects of Note

  • Guest Lecture, Should the United Nations Security Council Suspend the Indictment of Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir?, Ford Institute for Human Security, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), January 28, 2011.
  • Faculty Workshop, Law and Politics in the International Criminal Justice Process: Exploring the Meaning of Article 16 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Pacific McGeorge School of Law (Sacramento, California), November 4, 2010.
  • The International Criminal Court on Trial, R.J. Reynolds Distinguished Endowed Chair Lecture in International Law, North Carolina Central University Law School (Durham, North Carolina), August 18-19, 2010.
  • Co-Chair, International Law Experts Meeting on the African Union Concerns about Article 16 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Institute for Security Studies (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), June 19-21, 2010.
  • Speaker, Conference on The Al-Bashir Arrest Warrant: The World vs. Africa or the African Union vs. the People of Africa?, Africa Legal Aid (The Hague, Netherlands), April 26, 2010.
  • Panelist, Special Court for Sierra Leone: Achieving Justice?, Human Rights Center/Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy (Buffalo, NY), University at Buffalo Law School, “Is the Special Court for Sierra Leone Achieving Justice?”, February 17, 2010.

Recent Publications

  • Charles C. Jalloh, International Decision, Situation in the Republic of Kenya, Decision on the Authorization of an Investigation, American Journal of International Law, Vol. 105, No. 3 (July 2011), pp. 540 – 547, available on SSRN.
  • Charles C. Jalloh, “Special Court for Sierra Leone: Achieving Justice?”, Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 32, No. 3 (Spring 2011), pp. 395-460, 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, African Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1 (July 2011), pp. 5- 50, available on SSRN.
  • Charles C. Jalloh, International Decision, Michelot Yogogombaye v. Republic of Senegal, American Journal of International Law, Vol. 104, No. 4 (October 2010), pp. 620-628, available on SSRN.
  • Charles C. Jalloh, “Universal Jurisdiction, Universal Prescription? A Preliminary Assessment of the African Union Perspective on Universal Jurisdiction”, Criminal Law Forum, Vol. 21, No. 1 (March 2010), pp. 1-65, available on SSRN.
  • Charles C. Jalloh, “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.

 

Substantive Areas

  • Decentralization and Subnational Governance
  • Rule of Law
  • Capacity Building
  • Civil Society
  • Conflict Stabilization

Regions

  • Africa
  • Latin America

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