Christian De Vos is an advocacy officer for the Open Society Justice Initiative, based in the London office. He engages in advocacy across the Justice Initiative’s areas of work, with a particular focus on national-level implementation of human rights judgments.
De Vos has worked as a human rights advocate, attorney, and researcher for organizations including Amnesty International, the Human Sciences Research Council, the United States Institute of Peace, and the War Crimes Research Office. He previously served as a law clerk with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s Office of Legal Affairs and, before joining the Justice Initiative, he was a PhD researcher at Leiden University’s Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, where he taught and conducted research in the areas of international criminal law and transitional justice.
As a consultant for the Open Society Justice Initiative, he co-authored From Judgment to Justice, a report on the implementation of human rights judgments, as well as a companion report, From Rights to Remedies. Presently, he co-chairs the American Society of International Law’s Rule of Law and Transitional Justice Interest Group.
De Vos received his JD from the American University Washington College of Law. He also holds a MSc in international relations from the London School of Economics and a BA from Wesleyan University. He is a member of the New York bar and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.