Cirimwami Ezechiel Amani
  • Pleinlaan 2

    1050 Brussels


  • Pleinlaan 2

    1050 Brussel


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Ezéchiel Amani Cirimwami is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law and currently doing a joint PhD in international law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel(VUB) and the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain). His PhD research concentrates on the ‘proceduralisation’ of substantive human rights and its impact on the obligation to extradite or prosecute core international crimes. He attended postgraduate specialization courses organized by the Hague Academy of International Law (Public International Law session and directed studies, 2016) and the UNOG-ODG International Law Seminar (54th ed., Geneva, 2018). He has published in a number of international peer-reviewed journals and blogs including Revue belge de droit international, Revue québecoise de droit international, African Human Rights Yearbook, Harvard Journal of International Law, Ejil: Talk! (Blog of the European Journal of International Law) and OpinioJuris. His work has been cited by the International Law Commission (ILC) and has been recognised by the ICRC as one of the best works on IHL in Africa. In addition, Ezéchiel is acting as a legal assistant to counsel and advisor in the case concerning Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Uganda) before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Before joining the VUB, he worked as Public Prosecutor and later a Sitting Judge in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

External positions

Educational Team Member , Great Lakes Regional Training programme in international humanitarian law and human rights


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