Gleider Hernández


Gleider I Hernández is (from 1st October) Senior Lecturer in Law at Durham University and a former Associate Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice, acting from 2008-2010 as Law Clerk to Vice-President Peter Tomka and Judge Bruno Simma. He is author of The International Court of Justice and the Judicial Function (OUP). He completed his D.Phil at the University of Oxford in 2010 under the supervision of Professor Sir Franklin Berman. Dr Hernandez' research interests lie within the general area of public international law, and particularly relate to international legal theory (nature and sources of international law), international dispute settlement, and the law and practice of international institutions. Dr Hernández is a member of the Academic Review Board of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Recently Published

The International Court of Justice and the Judicial Function: Responses

I am very appreciative to Yuval Shany, Mary Ellen O’Connell, and Iain Scobbie for taking the time to engage so thoroughly with the arguments contained in my book; it has been a privilege to see my words and ideas through their own reactions, and to see the first public reactions to my writing.  The blog forum…

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The International Court of Justice and the Judicial Function: Introduction

Gleider I Hernández is (from 1st October) Senior Lecturer in Law at Durham University. I am much obliged to the editors of EJIL:Talk! for hosting the online discussion of my recently-published book, The International Court of Justice and the Judicial Function. I am also grateful to Professors Mary Ellen…

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Obama’s Counter-Terrorism Speech: A Turning Point or More of the Same?

Gleider I Hernández is Lecturer in Law, University of Durham. The author is grateful to Dr Philippa Webb, Professor Michael Schmitt and Thomas Liefländer for their exchanges of views on this topic. The 2012 revelation that United States President Barack Obama was immersed in the authorisation and execution of targeted drone strikes by the…

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