Student Research Position: Corporate Responsibility for International Crimes
January 17, 2014

A research position is available assisting a Professor full or part time on groundbreaking aspects of the relationship between business and international criminal law. The project would commence January 30, 2014 or soon thereafter, and terminate in November, 2014. The hours are flexible. The position is unpaid.

Research Area

There is a growing global recognition of the need to hold corporations accountable for facilitating international crimes. This project examines the implications of prosecuting corporations and business representatives for international crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. In particular, it focuses on the extractive, weapons and private military industries. The research will show how existing international criminal laws could be used to help prevent atrocities by focusing on these actors, and plot the implications for international criminal justice generally.

Job Description

The successful applicant will conduct primary research for a book length project on criminal accountability in the corporate commission of atrocities. In particular, the participant will work on a single specific component of the research, acquiring in-depth knowledge of a key area of modern international criminal justice. The assignment will predominantly involve reading and note taking, and as such, can be completed from any location over hours that suit the applicant. The position is very flexible.

The Professor

The successful applicant will work with Professor James Stewart. He has previously worked an Appeals Counsel with the Prosecution of the ICTY, for the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Prosecution of the ICTR. This particular project has received the leading prize for pretenure faculty across all social sciences in Canada, where Professor Stewart teaches, the Cassese Prize for International Criminal Justice and a Fellowship with the Open Society. Professor Stewart was a Global Hauser Fellow at NYU last year.

To Apply

Applications are welcome from students at any law school. In order to apply, please submit a resume, transcripts and writing sample to There is no specific deadline for applications, but applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.


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