New member Law & Development Research Group

Date: 6 October 2017

Introduction: Qerim Qerimi, a post-doctoral researcher previously active at University of Pristina, Max Planck Institute Heidelberg and Harvard University, will join the Law & Development Research Group.

Qerim is currently a post-doctoral researcher with the Law and Development Research Group at the Faculty of Law of the University of Antwerp. He also teaches Public International Law, International Law of Human Rights and International Organizations at the Faculty of Law of the University of Pristina in Kosovo. His past teaching experience includes such other areas as International Economic Law, International Environmental Law and Comparative Law. At the University of Pristina, he has served as an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Law and an acting Vice Rector of the University.

Qerim has pursued post-doctoral research at Harvard University, has been a research fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and is an alumnus of the Hague Academy of International Law. His current research is focused on the interaction of law and policy in the arenas of human rights and EU conditionality, development law, and rule of law and constitutionalism.

Additionally, Qerim has served on various advisory and expert capacities to such organizations as the European Union, the Council of Europe, USAID, DFID, UNDP, IOM, and the World Bank on issues related to the rule of law, development and environmental law and policies, and capacity-building in countries in transition. He is also a former senior advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo and a member of Kosovo’s legal team in the International Court of Justice’s advisory proceedings in the case of Accordance with International Law of the unilateral declaration of independence in respect of Kosovo.

He is the author of Development in International Law: A Policy-Oriented Inquiry (2012), winner of the Society of Policy Scientists’ Harold D. Lasswell Prize in 2012; The Political Economy of Southeast Europe from 1990 to the Present (2008, co-author); International Law of Human Rights (2015, co-author: textbook in Albanian); The Legal Protection of the Environment (2013), and of numerous book chapters and articles in such journals as Law and Development Review, International Review of Law, Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law, Thomas Jefferson Law Review, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, German Law Journal, City University of Hong Kong Law Review, Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, Asia Pacific Law Review, Transition Studies Review, International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, etc.

Qerim also serves as a Rapporteur for Oxford International Organizations (OXIO), a database of annotated documents pertaining to the law of international organizations.