Payam Akhavan

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Payam Akhavan, LLM, SJD (Harvard), is Professor of International Law and Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto; Special Advisor on Genocide to the ICC Prosecutor; Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Global Affairs of Canada; and a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He was formerly Legal Advisor to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague and appeared as counsel before the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Supreme Court of Canada.  He is recipient of the 2021 Human Rights Award of the Law Society of Ontario.

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