Cecily Rose joined the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies in September 2013 as Assistant Professor of Public International Law.
Cecily Rose conducts research in the areas of international dispute settlement and transnational criminal law. Her research in the area of transnational criminal law concerns, in particular, international legal approaches to corruption, organized crime, and money laundering. Cecily’s scholarship has been published in leading international law journals (AJIL, EJIL, ICLQ) and as a monograph with Oxford University Press (International Anti-Corruption Norms, 2015). Cecily also co-edited and contributed to a treaty commentary on the UN Convention against Corruption, which was published in 2019 as a part of OUP’s authoritative treaty commentary series. Cecily is currently engaged in legal research that makes use of both empirical methods and archival material.
Cecily teaches courses at Leiden Law School on International Dispute Settlement (LL.M. programme) and Public International Law (LL.B. programme). She is presently leading a textbook project, which involves a number of colleagues from the Grotius Centre, and will take the form of an introductory-level textbook on public international law, to be published with Cambridge University Press. She has served as an editor of the Leiden Journal of International Law, in its International Law and Practice section, since 2013. In recent years Cecily has also served as a consultant for the World Bank and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.
Cecily holds a Ph.D. and an LL.M. in international law from the University of Cambridge, a J.D. from Columbia Law School, and a B.A. (English) from Yale University. Prior to joining the Grotius Centre, Cecily Rose worked as an associate legal officer at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Cecily also previously worked as an associate legal officer at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown, Sierra Leone and in private practice, as an associate in the International Regulation and Compliance group of Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, in Washington, D.C. As a member of the New York and Washington, D.C. bars, Cecily remains a qualified lawyer.
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