Chile Eboe-Osuji

distinguished international jurist Toronto Metropolitan University

Chile Eboe-Osuji is the Distinguished International Jurist at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University and a Special Advisor to the President of the University.

He was the 4th President of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, from 2018 to 2021. He concurrently served as a senior judge in the Appeals Division of the ICC from 2018 to 2021. He completed his nine-year tenure at the ICC in 2021.

Prior to joining the ICC, Eboe-Osuji served as the Legal Advisor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. Earlier in his career he worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, as a senior prosecution counsel. Before joining the international public service, he practiced law as a barrister in Canada and in Nigeria.

Eboe-Osuji is also the Paul Martin Senior Professor of Political Science, International Relations and Law at the University of Windsor and a visiting professor of law at the University of California in Los Angeles. He was the Herman Phleger Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford University Law School in 2022 and a senior fellow at the Carr Center of the Harvard Kennedy School. He has also taught as adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa.

He received his LLB degree from the University of Calabar (Nigeria), his LLM from McGill University (Canada), his PhD from the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Doctor of the University (honoris causa) from the University of Middlesex (England).

His honours include the Goler T Butcher Medal of the American Society of International Law, and the Gold Medal of the Honorary Patronage of the Philosophical Society of Trinity College Dublin. He is a member of the High-Level Legal Panel on Media Freedom, and a Senior Peace Fellow of the Public International Law and Policy Group.

He has an extensive record of legal scholarship, including the books International Law and Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts (2013) and Sovereign Criminal Responsibility in International Law (forthcoming).

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