Dr. Dov Jacobs is is an International Law and International Criminal Law expert, Defense Counsel at the ICC and MICT and founder of SILC, Strategic International Legal Consulting. He is currently on the Defense teams of Laurent Gbagbo and Mahamat Said at the International Criminal Court and on case of Félicien Kabuga case at the MICT. he has also been involved as an Amicus Curiae in both the Afghanistan and Palestine Situations at the ICC.
He is an Assistant Professor of Public International Law at Leiden University, regular guest professor in a number of universities (Sciences Po, Université de Lille, etc.) and he has published extensively in the field of international law and international criminal law. His current research interests cover international criminal law and procedure, public international law (particularly State Responsibility) and legal theory.
He is a door tenant at 9 Bedford Row, a member of the editorial board of the Leiden Journal of International Law and a founding member of the European Journal of Legal Studies. He is a founding member of the Iinternational Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA) and currently chair of the ICCBA Counsel Support Staff Committee and part of the ICCBA Training Committee. He regularly comments on international (criminal) law issues on his blog, Spreading the Jam.
He holds degrees in Law from King’s College in London, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Paris II Panthéon Assas and a degree in Political Science from Sciences Po, Paris. He completed his PhD at the European University Institute in Florence on the topic of hybrid tribunals and international criminal law.