Broomhall, Bruce

Bruce Broomhall is a professor of law as well as Director of the Centre for the Study of International Law and Globalization at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), where he teaches international and transnational criminal law, public international law, and Canadian criminal law.  
Prior to joining UQAM, Professor Broomhall was Associate Professor in the Legal Studies Department at Central European University (Budapest) as well as Senior Legal Officer for International Justice at the Open Society Justice Initiative. In the latter capacity he worked to promote the ratification and national implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the documentation of international crimes in support of the ICC Prosecutor's office, and the mobilization of civil society by coordinating advocacy, training, research and other collaboration in Cambodia, the Caucasus, Colombia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He had previously participated as a civil society delegate in the Rome Diplomatic Conference that adopted the ICC Statute, and was Director of the International Justice Program at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (New York), where he was an active member of the Steering Committee of the NGO Coalition for the ICC, promoting universal jurisdiction, the entry into force of the Rome Statute, and respect for the Court's autonomy and effectiveness during negotiation of its Rules of Procedure and Evidence and Elements of Crime.
Dr. Broomhall has published widely on the role of criminal punishment in the enforcement of international norms, notably in his book
International Justice and the International Criminal Court: Between Sovereignty and the Rule of Law(Oxford University Press, 2003). He holds a Ph.D. from Kings College London and an LLB from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law.
While based at Osgoode Hall Law from July to December 2008, Dr. Broomhall will be both a Nathanson Centre Visiting Scholar and a CLPE Fellow. He will participate in and/or present at various Nathanson Centre and CLPE events, including a three-part series of international law discussions with CLPE Fellow Dr. Achilles Skordas, to take place in September. Substantively, Professor Broomhall will be developing his 
projecton international legal responses to the phenomenon of ‘resource conflicts.'

Fellow Year: 
2008 - 2009

Professor, Department of Law and Director, Centre for the Study for International Law and Globalization (CEDIM), University of Quebec at Montreal; Ph.D. (King's College London), LL.B. and B.A. (University of British Columbia)

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