Payam Akhavan

Payam Akhavan, LLM, SJD (Harvard), is Senior Fellow at Massey College, a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law 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 former Yugoslavia at The Hague and appeared as counsel before the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights, and the International Court of Justice, including the Application of Genocide Convention case (The Gambia v Myanmar). He also served as advisor to the Commission on Recognition of the Yazidi Genocide of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq.

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