Dr. Gleider Hernandez

Visiting researcher

  • Department:
    Former Visiting Research Fellows
  • Section: Public International Law/International Humanitarian Law/International Criminal Law


Dr Gleider I Hernández is Reader in Public International Law at Durham Law School and Deputy Director of the Durham Global Policy Institute. Originally from Canada, Gleider took a D.Phil from Wadham College, University of Oxford, read for an LL.M at the University of Leiden, and for BCL and LL.B degrees at McGill University. 

Prior to taking up his post at Durham, he served as Associate Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice (2007-2010), acting from 2008-2010 as Law Clerk to Judges Bruno Simma and Peter Tomka (then Vice-President). He also practised, as a barrister and solicitor in investment arbitration and in public and administrative law, at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, a multinational Canadian law firm. 

Gleider is currently an AHRC Early Career Leadership Fellow (2015-2017) for a project entitled ‘Constructing Authority in International Law’. His current consulting activities including serving as a Member of the International Group of Experts drafting the Tallinn 2.0 Manual on Cyber Operations in International Law, and as Special Assistant to the President of an investment arbitral tribunal constituted under ICSID. He also sits on the Coordinating Committee of the Interest Group on International Legal Theory of the European Society of International Law; the Strategic Advisory Board of the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN); and on the Academic Review Board of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law.