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:
- Alexandre Skander Galand, Was the Residual Mechanism’s creation falling squarely within the Chapter VII power of the Security Council?, Questions of International Law (Vol. 40, 2017)
- Alexandre Skander Galand, Security Council Referrals to the International Criminal Court as Quasi-Legislative Acts, Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (Vol. 19, 2016)
- Alexandre Skander Galand, Judicial Pronouncements in International Law: The Arrest Warrant Case Obiter Dicta, EUI Law Working Paper (2015)
- Alexandre Skander Galand, Book Review: Bergsmo and Yan (eds), State Sovereignty and International Criminal Law, EJIL Vol 25 (2014)
- Emilie Hunter and Alexandre Skander Galand, ‘Arab Spring’ to Accountability: Supporting Criminal Justice for Atrocity in North Africa and the Middle East, FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 15 (2013)
- Martin Scheinin, Ciaran Burke and Alexandre Skander Galand, Rescue at Sea: Human Rights Obligations of States and Private Actors, with a Focus on the EU’s External Borders, RSCAS Policy Paper No 05 (2012)
He also published blog posts in widely renowned blog sites for international law:
- Why the Security Council Should Not be Involved Regarding Al-Bashir’s Immunity, Opinio Juris (2017)
- Making Libya an ICC Priority Situation: Fake Promises to a Difficult Customer?, Opinio Juris (2017)
- The Situation Concerning the Mavi Marmara at the ICC: What might the next move of the Prosecutor be?, EJIL Talk! (2016)
- First Ruling on Command Responsibility before the ICC, CMN ICJ Toolkit (2016)
- Is the International Criminal Court in Need of Support to Clarify the Status of Heads of States’ Immunities?, Opinio Juris (2015)
- The Situation Concerning the Islamic State: Carte Blanche for the ICC if the Security Council Refers?, EJIL Talk! (2015)
He is also an active blogger of our blog site. You can reach Dr. Galand at email@example.com
Alexandre Skander Galand
Newton Post-Doctoral Fellow, Law School