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Eric L. Corthay

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Dr Eric Corthay is a full-time faculty member at Bahrain Polytechnic, where he notably teaches international business law, UN Global Compact, and Introduction to Human Rights (national requirement).
Educated at the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, his teaching and research experience includes periods at the University of Geneva and in academic institutions in the Middle East and Bahrain. He has also previously worked for the United Nations in Geneva and in the region.
Dr Corthay is a member of several international law societies, including the International Law Association, and a member of the Board of Editors of the Indonesian Journal of International Law. He is the author of The Fight against International Terrorism, On the Legality of the Use of Armed Force (Helbing Lichtenhahn, 2012) and a series of journal articles in public international law.

Academic Qualifications Obtained

2009PhD in International Relations, Specialisation in International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
2003Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (Master of Advanced Studies) in International Relations, Specialisation in International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
2001Licence Degree in International Relations, University of Geneva / Graduate Institute of International Studies, Switzerland
1993Diploma in Business, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Switzerland

Teaching Expertise

2011 – Presentfull-time faculty member, Bahrain Polytechnic, Kingdom of Bahrain
2010-2011Assistant Professor, AMA International University, Kingdom of Bahrain
2007Research Fellow, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon
2002-2006Teaching and Research Associate, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Relevant Industry Expertise

2008, Fellow, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Switzerland
2001, Fellow, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Lebanon
1997-1998, Fellow, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Lebanon

Research

Public international law, law of international organisations and institutions, international peace and security, jus in bello, jus contra bellum

Publications

Book

La lutte contre le terrorisme international, De la licéité du recours à la force armée (The Fight against International Terrorism, On the Legality of the Use of Armed Force), Basel, Helbing Lichtenhahn, 2012, 445 p.

Articles

  1. ‘The ASEAN Doctrine of Non-Interference in Light of the Fundamental Principle of Non-Intervention’, Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, 17 (2), 2016.
  2. ‘La licéité des opérations menées par les coalitions militaires engagées dans la lutte contre le terrorisme’, in : J. Delga, Penser et Repenser le Terrorisme, Paris, MA Editions, ESKA, 2016, 271-281.
  3. ‘Military Cooperation in the Fight against Terrorism from the Standpoint of International Law’, Indonesian Journal of International Law, 12(4), 2015, 420-456.
  4. ‘Operation Trip to Atlantic City in Light of the Right of Self-Defense’, Journal of Sharia and Law, 63, 2015, 23-62.
  5. ‘Terreur sacrée et liberté de religion’, Annales de Philosophie & des Sciences Humaines, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities, Lebanon, 2009, 24 (1), 129-158.
  6. ‘Les concepts de citoyenneté et de nationalité à la lumière du droit international public : aperçu de quelques droits et obligations des Etats’, Annales de Philosophie & des Sciences Humaines, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities, Lebanon, 2007, 23 (1), 115-130.
  7. ‘Le concept de terrorisme ou la définition d’un monstre polycéphale’, L’Observateur des Nations Unies, 2006, 20 & 21 (Special Num.), 111-144
  8. Le régime juridique du recours à la force tel qu’interprété par les Etats membres de l’Organisation de la Conférence islamique, Journal of the History of International Law, 2005, 7 (2), 211-253.

Other

  1. Recueil de documents, in L. Boisson de Chazournes, et al. (eds.), Crimes de l’histoire et réparations: les réponses du droit et de la justice, Bruxelles, Bruylant, 2004.
  2. ‘Legal Bases for Forcible Maritime Interdiction Operations against Terrorist Threat on the High Seas’, Australian and New Zealand Maritime Law Journal, 2017, 31(2), 53-74.
  3. ‘Terrorist Threat on the High Seas: Analysis of some Aspects of the Right of Visit and Self-Defence’, Indonesian Journal of International Law, 2017, 14(2), 151-183.

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organisations

  1. Member of the Editorial Board, Indonesian Journal of International Law, 2014 – Present
  2. Member, International Law Association, 2014 – Present
  3. Member, Academic Council on the United Nations System, 2014 – Present
  4. Member, Asian Society of International Law, 2013 – Present
  5. Member, International Society for Military Law and the Law of War, 2013
  6. Member, European Society of International Law, 2012-2013
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