Ardi Imseis is Assistant Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University (Toronto). Between 2002 and 2014, he served in senior legal and policy capacities with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He has provided expert testimony before various high-level bodies, including the UN Security Council and to members of the House of Lords in the UK and the French Senate.
He is editor-in-chief of the Palestine Yearbook of International Law and his scholarship has appeared in a wide array of international journals, including the American Journal of International Law, the Harvard International Law Journal, and the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. Mr Imseis is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellow and former Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Human Rights Fellow, Columbia Law School. He is reading for a PhD in Politics and International Studies at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and holds an LL.M. (Columbia), LL.B. (Dalhousie), and BA (Hons) (Toronto). Mr Imseis is currently working on a book which critically examines the gulf between international law and United Nations’ action, using the question of Palestine as a case study.