Professor Gleider Hernández holds chairs in Public International Law at Katholieke University Leuven and Open Universiteit Nederland. Previously, he was Associate Professor (Reader) in Public International Law at Durham Law School and Deputy Director of the Durham Global Policy Institute.
He took a D.Phil from Wadham College, Oxford, read for an LL.M in Public International Law at Leiden University, and for BCL (civil law) and LL.B (common law) degrees at McGill University. From 2015 to 2018, Professor Hernández held a Research Leadership Fellowship (Early Career) from the United Kingdom Arts & Humanities Research Council. Regarding external fellowships and appointments, he was a Christopherson-Knott Fellow at the Durham Institute of Advanced Study (Michaelmas 2018); a Visiting Consultant with the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva (summer 2017); Visiting Senior Fellow at the TMC Asser Institute in The Hague (autumn 2016); Visiting Expert Associate at the Amsterdam Centre for International Law (spring 2014); and Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Law, McGill University (autumn 2013). From April-August 2019, he held a Fulbright Scholar All-Disciplines Award at Harvard Law School, at the Institute for Global Law and Policy, of which he is also Junior Faculty.
In addition to academic work, Professor Hernández also holds extensive international law practice experience. He served as Special Assistant to the President of the Arbitral Tribunal seated in the ICSID resubmission proceedings Pey Casado and Foundation President Allende v Republic of Chile. He is also a Member of the Legal Action Committee of the GLANLaw.org group, a non-governmental organisation dedicated to challenging injustice through innovative legal strategy. Prior to assuming his first academic post, 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); and practised as a barrister and solicitor at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (Montreal) until 2004.
Professor Hernández is a Member of the Board of the European Society of International Law, the Editorial Board of Global Policy Journal, and the Academic Review Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal.