Cale Davis is a PhD candidate at the Grotius Centre and is based at the Wijnhaven office in the Hague.
Prior to joining Leiden University, Cale Davis worked as a Judge's Associate at the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory. Afterwards, he worked as a Prosecutor with the Northern Territory Director of Public Prosecutions, where, among other things, he conducted contested criminal hearings in Darwin and remote locations in the Territory. His teaching background includes various tutoring roles at Bond University (Australia), where he also lectured International Criminal Law. He has also lectured and tutored Public International Law at Charles Darwin University (Australia).
Cale's current research focuses on the challenges international prosecutors face in the exercise of their discretion, in the context of the unique features of the international prosecutorial function. His research is divided into three parts: first, an identification of what makes the international prosecutorial function unique from the domestic prosecutorial function; second, an assessment of the challenges international prosecutors have faced in the exercise of their discretion and how these challenges have been overcome; and third, whether it is possible to make any supportable claims regarding what is or is not an appropriate exercise of discretion.
Cale is also the Managing Editor of the International Organizations Law Review.
Research Title: Prosecutorial Discretion in International Criminal Justice.
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- Managing Editor