Chambers are delighted to welcome Dov Jacobs, who has joined us as a door tenant.
Dov is a leading French legal academic who has focused on a variety of international law and international criminal law issues for the past 15 years. Dov specialises in international criminal procedure, transitional justice and legal theory. His published work focuses on a variety of issues such as shared responsibility in international law, international criminal procedure and the rights of the defence, and transitional justice. Dov is registered as an ICC assistant to counsel and is a member of the Laurent Gbagbo defence team.
After concluding his studies at Sciences Po (Paris), Paris I – La Sorbonne (Comparative Law) and Paris II – Pantheon Assas (Public International Law), Dov completed his PhD on Hybrid Tribunals at the European University Institute in Florence. In 2010 Dov became a researcher at the University of Amsterdam on the SHARES Project, exploring concepts and practices of shared responsibility in international law. In 2011, Dov was appointed as Assistant Professor in International Law at Leiden University.
In 2012, Dov joined the Laurent Gbagbo Defence team at the ICC led by Emmanuel Altit. In this position, Dov participated in all relevant proceedings which led to the acquittal of Mr Gbagbo in January 2019 following a ‘no case to answer’ procedure.
Dov regularly comments on issues of international law, international criminal law and human rights on his blog Spreading the Jam.