Christian De Vos
Christian De Vos (JD '07)

Christian De Vos (JD '17)

Christian de Vos (JD’07) serves as the Director of Research and Investigations at Physicians for Human Rights. He has worked as a human rights advocate, attorney, and researcher for organizations including  the United States Institute of Peace, the War Crimes Research Office, Leiden University’s Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies and, most recently, at the Open Society Justice Initiative, where he worked across the Open Society Foundations’ network to advance a broad range of human rights issues, principally through strategic litigation, research, and legal advocacy.

A 2007 graduate of the Washington College of Law, De Vos co-edited the volume Contested Justice: The Politics and Practice of International Criminal Court Interventions (Cambridge Press, 2015) and his book, Complementarity, Catalysts, Compliance: The International Criminal Court in Uganda, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (now available in paperback), won the “Book of the Year” Award from the International Law Association’s American Branch.  He is also an adjunct assistant professor of political science at Columbia University, where he teaches international human rights law. 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.