Dr. Abbas Poorhashemi (CANADA)
Dr. Poorhashemi is the President of the Canadian Institute for International Law Expertise (CIFILE). He is an academic and an expert in international law. His practice, teaching, and research interests are in the areas of Public International Law, International Criminal Law, and International Environmental Law. He has published many books and articles in each of these areas. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the CIFILE Journal of International Law (CJIL), Canada. Dr. Poorhashemi holds a Ph.D. in International Law from the University of Strasbourg School of Law (France, 2005). He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow in International Law & Globalization (CEDIM, UQAM University, Canada, 2013). He was an assistant professor and faculty member at the University of Science and Research (IAU) for more than ten years. He taught international law, criminal law, environmental law, international treaties, and settlement of international disputes to JD and/or international LL.M. students. He has been a supervisor, Director, and co-director of more than 200 dissertations and theses on international law. Furthermore, he has practiced law as a lawyer (barrister and solicitor), expert, and legal adviser in International law, Criminal Law, and family law in many different jurisdictions. A dedicated civil advocate, Dr. Poorhashemi also provided his international law expertise. Therefore, the United Nations Expert Database has included his name on the list of experts. He has also been a member of the World Commission on Environmental Law at the International Union for Conservation of Nature since 2019. He has further operated as a member of the judging Committee for the National Conference on World Environment Day and as a member of the scientific Committee for the National Conference of Geography, Planning and Sustainable Development. Through his diligent work, he has built a global community of thousands of lawyers, law professors, and students passionate about carrying out their job and business internationally. Looking to the future, Dr. Poorhashemi will work with this vast network in more than 60 countries to improve and develop international law, including environmental and criminal law.