Gleider I. Hernández is Reader in Public International Law at Durham Law School, and a founding Deputy Director of the Durham Global Policy Institute. Gleider took a D.Phil from Wadham College, Oxford in 2010; previously, he read for an LL.M (cum laude) at Leiden University (the Netherlands) and for BCL and LL.B degrees at McGill University (Canada). From 2007-2010, Gleider served as Associate Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice, clerking for Judges Bruno Simma and Peter Tomka (now the President of the Court). Gleider is the author of The International Court of Justice and the Judicial Function (Oxford University Press), which was shortlisted for the 2014 Peter Birks Prize. He has been Visiting Fellow at McGill University and the Universiteit van Amsterdam, Senior Visiting Fellow at the TMC Asser Institute in The Hague, and Junior Faculty at the Harvard Institute for Global Law and Policy.
Dr Giedre Jokubauskaite is a Post-doctoral Research Associate at Durham Law School. She is also a Fellow at the Durham's Global Policy Institute. She defended her thesis entitled 'Accountability towards individuals and communities affected by the World Bank development interventions: the project law approach' at the University of Edinburgh in early 2016. Giedre's current research focuses on the role of (international) law in sustainable development, and in particular the intersection between economic, social, political and environmental concerns in lawmaking as well as in legal disputes. She is also interested in the issues of normativity, and specifically the distinction between legal and other (political, economic, moral) normative orders. Prior to joining academia in the United Kingdom, Giedre worked as a civil society advocate in Lithuania, Ukraine, Cameroon and Germany, focusing on the issues of participation, transparency and accountability in public governance.