Payam Akhavan

Payam Akhavan
  • Professor of International Law
    McGill University

Payam Akhavan is a leading international lawyer and scholar of human rights. He was the first war crimes prosecutor at the United Nations Tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and served as counsel in several high profile cases, including the International Criminal Court proceedings against Lord’s Resistance Army commanders for forced conscription of Ugandan child soldiers. He taught at Yale Law School and is currently at McGill University in Montreal. He earned his Doctor of Juridical Sciences from Harvard Law School.