WCRO Alumnus Christian De Vos Publishes New Book on the ICC's Complementarity Principle as a 'Catalyst for Compliance'
AU/WCL alumnus Christian De Vos has recently published a new book with Cambridge University Press, Complementarity, Catalysts, Compliance: The International Criminal Court in Uganda, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Drawing on ten years of research, the book examines how the ICC’s principle of complementarity came to be framed as a 'catalyst for compliance' and its unexpected effects on the domestic legal frameworks, institutions, and criminal prosecutions in three of the ICC's early "situation countries." De Vos received his law degree from the American University Washington College of Law in 2007 and his PhD from the University of Leiden in 2016. He is currently a senior advocacy officer with the Open Society Justice Initiative – an operational program of the Open Society Foundations – based in its New York office. During his time at WCL, De Vos was a Dean’s Fellow for both the War Crimes Research Office and Professor Diane Orentlicher, as well as a co-editor of the Human Rights Brief.