Author: Christian De Vos
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 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. He is currently completing his PhD at Leiden as part of the NWO-funded research project 'Post-Conflict Justice.' As a consultant for the Open Society Justice Initiative, De Vos 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. His work has also appeared in the Leiden Journal of International Law, the Melbourne Journal of International Law, the Human Rights Brief, and Politkon: South African Journal of Legal Studies. A member of the New York bar and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, De Vos received his JD from the American University Washington College of Law.