Charles Jalloh

Charles Chernor Jalloh is currently an Associate Professor of Law, at Florida International University. He was formerly an Assistant Professor of Criminal and International Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was selected as the Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney Faculty Scholar 2013-2014. He studied law at McGill University and specialised in International Human Rights Law at Oxford University, where he was named a Chevening Scholar. A member of the Ontario Bar, his legal practice experience includes service as a Legal Counsel in the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section of the Canadian Department of Justice. For three years, he was the Legal Advisor to the Office of the Principal Defender (OPD) in the Special Court for Sierra Leone. In that capacity, he set up the Hague Office of the OPD and played a key role as Duty Counsel in the historic trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. He resigned for reasons of principle. He then joined the Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda assisting the judges on important cases involving the Rwandan genocide in 1994. He was also a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Professor Jalloh is widely published and has also edited several notable works in the field of international criminal justice. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the referred African Journal of Legal Studies and the African Journal of International Criminal Justice. Since joining academia in 2009, Professor Jalloh has given numerous distinguished lectures and keynotes including at the UN General Assembly and the Assembly of States Parties of the ICC and holds various pro-bono positions.