Dr. Abbas Poorhashemi
Who is Dr. Abbas Poorhashemi?
Dr. Poorhashemi is the President of the Canadian Institute for International Law Expertise (CIFILE). He is an academic and expert in international law. His practice, teaching and research interests are in the areas of Public International Law, International Criminal Law and International Environmental Law. He has published many books and articles in each of these areas. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the CIFILE Journal of International Law (CJIL), Canada.
Dr. Poorhashemi holds a Ph.D. in International Law from the University of Strasbourg, School of Law, (France, 2005). He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow in International Law & Globalization (CEDIM, UQAM University, Canada, 2013). He was an assistant professor and faculty member at the University of Science and Research (IAU) for more than ten years. He taught international law, international criminal law, international environmental law, international treaties, and settlement of international disputes to J.D. and/or international LL.M. students. He has been a supervisor, Director and co-director of more than 200 dissertations and thesis of international law. Furthermore, he has practiced law as a lawyer (barrister and solicitor), expert and legal adviser in International law, Criminal Law and family law in many different jurisdictions.
Research interests — International law, International criminal law, international environmental law, international arbitration, human rights, jurisprudence, environmental criminal law, international responsibility (English, French and Persian)
Courses taught — International Law, International criminal law, international environmental law, Human rights, jurisprudence, environmental criminal law, international responsibility, international treaties.
Membership — International Bar Association (2010), Member of the Centre de Recherches et d’études sur les droits de l’Homme et le droit humanitaire, CREDHO-Paris University, France (2006), Member of the judging committee of the National Conference on World Environment Day (2015), Member of the Scientific Committee of the National Conference of Geography, Planning and Sustainable Development (2013), Associate Researcher of the Centre for the Study of International Law and Globalization (CEDIM) of the University of Québec in Montréal (UQAM), Canada (2012), President & Scientific Director of the Canadian Institute for International Law Expertise (CIFILE) (2017), Editor-in-Chief of the CIFILE Journal of International Law (CJIL), Member of the World Commission on Environmental Law of the IUCN (2020), Affiliate Member of the International Criminal Court Bar Association ICCBA (2020).
UQAM University, CEDIM, Montreal, Canada
Ph.D. in International Law 2003-2005
University of Strasbourg, School of Law, France
M.A., International Law 2002-2003
University of Nancy, School of Law, France
International Environmental Law
International Criminal Law
International Contract Law
Current research interests
Development of International Law
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2017-Present
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2019-Present
Ontario and Quebec, Canada 2015-present
Analyzing and study on different issues that affect international clients, such as homologation of the Canadian judgment in other countries, divorces cases, inheritance and the sale of properties in other countries.
Science and Research Branch, IAU
Drafting pleadings, investigated public records, and filed court documents for a firm engaged in civil, criminal and international litigation Advised clients of their legal rights and all matters related to international law
Participated in negotiations between companies in different locations and drafting contracts in international commercial matters relating to the incorporation and organization of companies, joint ventures, expropriations, importations, purchases, sales etc.
Montreal, Canada 2015-present
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