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Qerim Qerimi
Professor, Law Faculty, University of Pristina


Qerim is a Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Pristina in Kosovo. He teaches Public International Law, International Law of Human Rights, and International Organizations. His past teaching experience includes such other areas as International Economic Law, International Environmental Law, Comparative Law, and Diplomatic and Consular Law. Qerim is also a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Antwerp in Belgium, where he teaches International Law Enforcement. He is associated with the Law and Development Research Group of the University of Antwerp.


At the University of Pristina, he has served as an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Law and as an acting Vice Rector of the University.


Qerim has pursued post-doctoral research at Harvard University and the University of Antwerp, 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 protection, sustainable development law, and rule of law and global constitutional justice.


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 capacity-building in countries in transition. He has been 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, and has also served as an expert before in the World Bank’s ICSID arbitration proceedings.   


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 Journal of Human Rights Practice, Global Jurist, Law and Development Review, Croatian International Relations 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, and is a member of the United Nations Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative (ACAD).

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