Dr. Poorhashemi is the President of the Canadian Institute for International Law Expertise (CIFILE). He is an academic and expert in international law. His practice, teaching, and research interests are in the areas of Public International Law, International Criminal Law, and International Environmental Law. He has published many books and articles in each of these areas. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the CIFILE Journal of International Law (CJIL), Canada.
Dr. Poorhashemi holds a Ph.D. in International Law from the University of Strasbourg, School of Law, (France, 2005). He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow in International Law & Globalization (CEDIM, UQAM University, Canada, 2013). He was an assistant professor and faculty member at the University of Science and Research (IAU) for more than ten years. He taught international law, international criminal law, international environmental law, international treaties, and settlement of international disputes to J.D. and/or international LL.M. students. He has been a supervisor, Director, and co-director of more than 200 dissertations and thesis of international law. Furthermore, he has practiced law as a lawyer (barrister and solicitor), expert, and legal adviser in International law, Criminal Law, and family law in many different jurisdictions.
Research interests — International law, International environmental law, international arbitration, human rights, jurisprudence, environmental criminal law, international responsibility (English, French and Persian)
Courses taught — International Law, international environmental law, international arbitration, human rights, jurisprudence, environmental criminal law, international responsibility, international treaties
Membership — International Bar Association (2010), Member of the Scientific Council in Azad University of Tehran (2006), Centre de Recherches et d'études sur les droits de l'Homme et le droit humanitaire, CREDHO-Paris University, France (2006), Member of the judging committee of the National Conference on World Environment Day (2015), Member of the Scientific Committee of the National Conference of Geography, Planning and Sustainable Development (2013), Associate Researcher of the Centre for the Study of International Law and Globalization (CEDIM) of University of Québec in Montréal (UQAM), Canada (2012), Member of the World Commission on Environmental Law of the IUCN (2020), Affiliate Member of the International Criminal Court Bar Association ICCBA (2020)