Christian De Vos
Christian De Vos (JD '07)

Christian De Vos (JD '17)

Christian De Vos is a managing advocacy officer with the Open Society Justice Initiative, based in the Open Society Foundations’ New York office. De Vos has worked as a human rights advocate, attorney, and researcher for organizations including Amnesty International, the United States Institute of Peace, the War Crimes Research Office, and Leiden University’s Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies. From 2007 to 2009, he served as a law clerk with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Specialized in international legal institutions and accountability for grave crimes, De Vos is the author of Complementarity, Catalysts, Compliance: The International Criminal Court in Uganda, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (Cambridge Press). He is also a coeditor of the volume Contested Justice: The Politics and Practice of International Criminal Court Interventions. De Vos received his JD from the American University Washington College of Law and his PhD in law  from the University of Leiden. He also holds an MSc in international relations from the London School of Economics and a BA from Wesleyan University. He is a member of the New York bar and was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.