Dr. Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan, LLM. (Maastricht University), PhD (NUI Galway) is a lecturer for international law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law at Griffith College Dublin since September 2017. Prior to this lectureship at GCD, he worked as a Fellow and research assistant to the Irish Centre for Human Rights in Galway, Ireland. His doctoral research focused on the engagement of Sri Lanka with the United Nations human rights machinery. Before his occupation at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, he studied law at the universities of Bonn and Marburg (Germany). Subsequently, he had worked at different research institutions, universities, politicians and policy-makers in Düsseldorf and Berlin, Germany. Finally, he worked as a junior lawyer for the tenants’ association in Bonn, Germany. He has presented papers and delivered guest lectures at think tanks, international organisations and universities in, inter alia, Braga, Dublin, Edinburgh, Galway, Geneva, London, New Delhi, Padova, Seattle, Seoul, Singapore, Kathmandu. He has a research interest in (post)-colonial studies in international law, Critical Race Theory, Third World Approaches to International Law, racism and fascism in international law and critical approaches to international humanitarian law.