John Cerone

Visiting Professor of International Law


Professor Cerone has a joint appointment at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, where he holds the Paul Martin Senior Professorship in International Affairs and Law. During the 2014-15 academic year, he was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and Visiting Chair in Public International Law at Lund University Faculty of Law. He was promoted to full professor and awarded tenure in 2009 at the New England School of Law, where he also served as Director of New England’s Center for International Law. As a practicing international lawyer, Professor Cerone has worked for a number of international organizations, including the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, and the International Crisis Group, and has served as a legal adviser to various international criminal courts and tribunals. He also has extensive field experience in conflict and post conflict environments, including Afghanistan, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, and East Timor. He is an elected member of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL) and has been a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Expert Group on the Law of Occupation. He also served as Special Adviser to the first U.S. delegation to the UN Human Rights Council. He has lectured on human rights law, the law of armed conflict, and international criminal law at the IIHL (Sanremo), the Inter-American Defense College, the Canadian Forces Staff College, the Swedish Defense University, NATO Headquarters, the Institut International des Droits del'Homme, and in the ICRC Annual Course, and has been keynote speaker at the US Naval War College.

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