Tom Ruys is a professor of international law at Ghent University where he founded the Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute (GRILI). He studied law and international relations at the universities of Ghent, Nottingham and Leuven and was a visiting researcher at Yale Law School (2008) and a visiting fellow at the Cambridge Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (2016). He holds a doctoral degree from the university of Leuven (2009) and is a member of the Brussels bar (Stibbe).
Tom is a member of the International Law Association’s Committee on the Use of Force and the ILA Study Group on Sanctions. He is co-editor-in-chief of the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law (JUFIL, Routledge) and vice-director of the Military Law and Law of War Review. He was previously awarded the Francis Lieber Prize (2015 and 2011) as well as the Francis Deák Prize (2015) of the American Society of International Law.