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Dr Mamadou Hébié appointed as Associate Professor at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

Leiden Law School and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies are very pleased to announce that Dr Mamadou Hébié will be re-joining the Grotius Centre on 1 May 2021.

Mamadou Hébié

Mamadou was assistant professor at the Grotius Centre between 2016 and 2018, when he left the Centre to take up the position of Legal Officer/Special Assistant to H.E. Judge Abdulqawi A. Yusuf, President of the International Court of Justice.

Mamadou will not only strengthen the teaching and research of the Centre in his areas of expertise, but an important part of his position will be to establish and further develop the connections between the Grotius Centre and the Law Faculty with Leiden University’s African Studies Centre. The Grotius Centre, as well as the Faculty Board and the Institute of Public Law, believe that Mamadou is perfectly placed to strengthen and build this important, mutually beneficial, relationship with the African Studies Centre.

Mamadou holds a PhD (summa cum laude, avec les félicitations du jury), and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in International Relations - Specialization international law, from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. He also graduated from Harvard Law School (LLM Class of 2012) and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, and is a recipient of the Diplomas of The Hague Academy of International Law and the International Institute of Human Rights. Mamadou’s PhD thesis on ‘Les accords conclus entre les puissances coloniales et les entités politiques locales comme moyens d'acquisition de la souveraineté territoriale (Paris : PUF, 2015) was awarded in 2016 the Paul Guggenheim Prize in International Law. From 2013 to 2016, he was Lecturer at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva), in the Master's in International Dispute Settlement programme (MIDS).

Mamadou has also co-edited a book and authored several articles in various areas of international law, including general international law, international dispute settlement, territorial and maritime boundary disputes, international humanitarian law and human rights, international economic law, and the history of international law.

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