Sharon Weill

Number of articles written: 4 articles

Sharon Weill

Number of articles written: 4 articles

Dr. Sharon Weill is a Professor at The American University of Paris and an Associate Researcher at SciencesPo, where she also teaches (PhD, Geneva University, 2012).  In 2019, she was nominated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to serve as a judge in the French Asylum Courts (CNDA). Her particular field of interest is the relationship between international and domestic law, the politics of international law, law and conflicts and the role of national courts - topics on which she has published numerous articles and book chapters. Her research method combines legal doctrine with socio-political approaches including trial ethnography. Since 2017, with a multidisciplinary research group, she has been examining the role of French judges as transnational actors in the "fight against terrorism" as well as the transformation of legal systems in the face of transnational jihadism. Previously, her postdoctoral research carried at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California, Berkeley, focused on the Guantanamo Bay trials and Israeli military tribunals in the occupied territories.  Prior to that, she participated in the European research project "Security in Transition" led by Professor Mary Kaldor at LSE and was a research fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian and Human rights law for several years.  Sharon Weill is the author of the book The Role of National Courts in Applying International Humanitarian Law (Oxford University Press, 2014) and co-editor of the book Prosecuting the President - The Trial of Hissène Habré (Oxford University Press, 2020).

Published articles

article IRRC No. 918

Theorizing empirical court research: The test case of the trial of Hissène Habré

article IRRC No. 907/908/909

French foreign fighters: The engagement of administrative and criminal justice in France

article IRRC No. 895/896

Building respect for IHL through national courts

article IRRC No. 866

The judicial arm of the occupation: the Israeli military courts in the occupied territories