Author Profiles

John H. Currie, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

Craig Forcese, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

Valerie Oosterveld, Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario

Joanna Harrington, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

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About the Authors

John H.  Currie
Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa
John H. Currie is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, where he teaches international law, the use of force by states, the law of armed conflict, torts, and constitutional law. He has degrees from the University of Toronto, the University of Ottawa, and Cambridge University, where he studied international and European Union law. A past-president of the Canadian Council on International Law, Professor Currie is the author or co-author of five books. His academic research interests include the use of force by states, international humanitarian law, extraterritorial jurisdiction, the domestic reception of international law, maritime boundary delimitation, and international criminal law. Professor Currie has recently returned to the University of Ottawa after a two-year appointment as Scholar in Residence in the Legal Affairs Bureau at Foreign Affairs Canada, where he worked primarily on international criminal and humanitarian law issues. In that capacity, he represented Canada before a number of UN bodies, including the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
Craig  Forcese
Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa
Craig Forcese is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa, where he teaches public international law, national security law, administrative law, and public law and legislation and runs the annual foreign policy practicum. Much of his present research and writing relates to international law, national security, and democratic accountability. Prior to joining the law school faculty, he practiced law with the Washington D.C. office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, specializing in international trade law. Craig has law degrees from the University of Ottawa and Yale University, a B.A. from McGill, and an M.A. in international affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. He is a member of the bars of Ontario, New York, and the District of Columbia.
Valerie Oosterveld
Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario
Valerie Oosterveld is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario, where she teaches Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, and International Criminal Law. She has degrees from University of Ottawa (B.Soc.Sc.), University of Toronto (LL.B.), and Columbia University (LL.M. and J.S.D.). Before joining the faculty in July 2005, Valerie served as a legal officer in Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in the division of United Nations, Human Rights and Economic Law. In this role, she provided legal advice on international criminal accountability for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Her research and writing focus on gender issues within international criminal justice.

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