Alexandre Skander Galand

Alexandre Skander Galand is a Newton Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Global Public Law, Koç University. Prior to this, he defended as Hans Kelsen Doctoral Fellow his Ph.D. dissertation at the European University Institute (2015, EUI, Florence, Italy). His book on the Legal Nature of Security Council Referrals to the International Criminal Court is forthcoming with Brill/Martinus Nijhoff. 

Dr. Galand holds a LL.B. from Université Laval (Québec, Canada), a M.A. in International Policies and Crisis Management from the Universita di Roma “La Sapienza” (summa cum laude), a LL.M. in International Crimes and Justice from the University of Torino jointly with United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Insitute (summa cum laude), a LL.M. in Comparative, European and International Laws (EUI) and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Human Rights from the Université de Genève.

He is a Member of the Bar Association of Québec (Canada) since 2008 and has worked for the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute as legal analyst in the project “Supporting the Transfer of Knowledge and Materials of War Crimes Cases from the ICTY to National Jurisdictions” (2010-2011). Dr. Galand was in charge inter alia of the elaboration of the Manual on International Criminal Defence, ADC-ICTY Developed Practices and an E-learning course on International Criminal and Humanitarian Law for judges and prosecutors from the region of the former Yugoslavia. He also consulted for the Case Matrix Network and elaborated the international jurisprudence digest of the “International Criminal Law Guidelines on Command Responsibility under International and Colombian Criminal Law” (CILRAP, 2016).

Dr. Galand’s fields of research are in pubic international law, international criminal law, international human rights law and international humanitarian law. His current post-doctoral project is entitled:  “Assessing the legitimacy of the International Criminal Court”. Dr. Galand is also currently involved in a research project on the systemic effects of international human rights law on other branches of international law.

His list of published work is as follows:

He also published blog posts in widely renowned blog sites for international law:

He is also an active blogger of our blog site. You can reach Dr. Galand at 

Alexandre Skander Galand
Newton Post-Doctoral Fellow, Law School

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