Christian De Vos

Christian De Vos
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Based in the London office, Christian De Vos is an advocacy officer for the Open Society Justice Initiative.

Prior to joining the Justice Initiative, De Vos 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, most recently, 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 Masters in Science from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.