Sharon Weill

Professor Sharon Weill is the co-director of the Justice lab.

Sharon Weill is an Associate Professor in international law and is affiliated as associate researcher at SciencesPo (PSIA/CERI). She is a member of the French National Consultative Committee for Human Rights (CNCDH). Recently, 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.

Within the lab she integrates students in her research on courts – terrorism trials, asylum and international courts.

She 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).

Kerstin Carlson

Professor Kerstin Carlson is the co-director of the Justice Lab.

Kerstin has been teaching at The American University of Paris since 2011; today she teaches part-time, giving a summer course every year, and is otherwise Associate Professor at Roskilde University in Denmark, where her work focuses on the development of international law and legal institutions in the practice of transitional justice. She received her BA from The Johns Hopkins University, and her JD and PhD from University of California, Berkeley.

Kerstin is the author of the books Model(ing) Justice: Perfecting the Promise of International Criminal Law (Cambridge University Press, 2018); The Justice Laboratory: Reconceptualizing International Law in Africa  (Chatham House/Brookings Institute, 2021); and co-editor of The President on Trial: Prosecuting Hissène Habré (Oxford University Press, 2020). She also regularly writes for “The Conversation” on topics related to international criminal law.

Ziad Majed

Ziad Majed is an Associate Professor in the History and Politics department, and the Coordinator of the Middle East Studies Program. His writings deal with issues of political transitions, civil society and cultural resilience in Arab countries. He authored and co-authored (in French and Arabic) a series of books on Syria, Lebanon, and the 2011 Arab revolutions.

Among his latest publications: Dans la tête de Bachar Al-Assad, Actes Sud, Paris, 2018 Syrie, la révolution orpheline, Actes Sud, Paris, 2014.

Susan Perry

Professor Susan H. Perry, a specialist in international human rights law and digital technology, teaches law and politics at The American University of Paris and directs several of the University’s graduate programs. Both a scholar and activist, Dr. Perry’s work focuses on vulnerable populations – women, children and communities in conflict – whose rights are being violated by the State, society or industry, often in breach of binding legal conventions.

The annual Hague Practicum brings international law practitioners to the university for onsite workshops and graduate students to The Hague for in-depth visits to international criminal law institutions and briefings with practitioners. She is also responsible for the university's annual participation in the Exercice Coalition, a conflict simulation organized by the French War College where AUP students apply IHL to a humanitarian crisis.

She is the author of Illusion Pixel in French (Lemieux Editions 2015) and Human Rights and Digital Technology (Palgrave 2017). She is currently an Advisory Board member of SHERPA, a Horizon 2020 European Commission grant on the ethical use of artificial intelligence in Europe.

Michelle Kuo

Michelle Kuo joined the American University of Paris in 2015 and teaches in its History, Law, and Society program on issues related to race, punishment, immigration, and the law.

Michelle worked as an immigrants' rights lawyer at Centro Legal de la Raza, located in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California. She advocated for tenants facing evictions, workers stiffed out of their wages, and families facing deportation. More recently, she has volunteered at a detention center in south Texas at RAICES, helping asylum seekers prepare for interviews with asylum officers.

Michelle has written for publications including The New York Times, LA Review of Books, Lithub, The Point, and Public Books. Michelle is the author of Reading with Patrick, a mix of memoir, history, and law and exploration of racial and economic inequality in the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta.

She currently is a pro bono attorney for the Stanford Three Strikes Project. She recently helped found Dialogue and Transformation, a global collective of formerly incarcerated people.

Adv Omer Shatz

Omer is an international lawyer, lecturer in international law at Sciences Po Paris and Sciences Po Bordeaux, fellow at the EUI and Yale Law School graduate. In Israel\Palestine, he co-founded a human rights law firm that specialized in Supreme Court litigation. He also co-founded We Are Refugees, an NGO that provided pro-bono representation to detained asylum-seekers, and co- litigated the Anti-Infiltration Law case, a landmark ruling that led to the release of 1,500 refugees and secured the liberty of tens of thousands others.

In France, Omer was a senior associate in the international arbitration group of Shearman & Sterling LLP. He gave legal advice to organisations and individuals such as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Julian Assange. As the legal director of front-LEX, an NGO legally challenging EU migration policies before international, regional and EU Courts, he is currently leading the first ICC case against the EU, and the first case to be submitted against Frontex before the CJEU.

Gabriel Green

Gabriel is an AUP alumnus currently working within the Policy and Diplomacy Unit at the IFRC Secretariat. Following several years of professional, volunteer, and research experience working alongside grassroots NGOs and refugee communities in Greece since 2015, his specializations center on the subjects of human rights, refugee and forced migration issues, as well as asylum and migration policy.

His experiences in Greece led him to pursue a bachelor’s degree in International and Comparative Politics with a minor in International Law from AUP, followed by a master’s degree in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Based in Athens, Greece, Gabriel guides the field work of the Justice Lab’s On the Edge project.

Adv Jeanne Sulzer

Jeanne is a lawyer (French bar) with more then 20 years of practical experience in the fields of human rights, counter terrorism and international criminal law. She represents, assists and advises victims of international crimes and civil society organisations to use strategic litigation at the national and international level. She worked at the Extraordinary Chambers in the court of Cambodia with a focus on civil party admissibility and representation in mass claim procedures and held senior positions with international Human Rights organizations (Senior Policy advisor with Amnesty International France & International Justice Director with FIDH). She has also extensive advocacy and training experience including on gender based violence and is a member of the  UNDP ExpRes Roster on Sexual Violence & Rule of Law.

In addition, she teaches International Criminal Law (@Sciences-Po Paris / Université Paris Saclay, Université Paris Nord); Victim’s rights and International Justice (@Sciences-Po Paris) and Repression of  Terrorism at Paris II Panthéon Assas (with Sharon Weill).