Dr. C.E. Rose

  • Assistant Professor
  • public international law

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 5385
E-Mail: c.e.rose@law.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Instituut voor Publiekrecht, Internationaal Publiekrecht
Office Address: Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B 126


Cecily Rose holds a Ph.D. and an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge, a J.D. from Columbia Law School, and a B.A. (English) from Yale. Cecily's Ph.D. dissertation concerned the creation and adjudication of international anti-corruption norms.  Cecily previously worked as an associate legal officer at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, and at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  She also worked as an associate in the International Regulation and Compliance group of Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, in Washington, D.C.  Cecily's areas of interest include international dispute settlement, human rights law, international criminal law, international economic law, and international legal theory.


International Anti-Corruption Norms: Their Creation and Influence on Domestic Legal Systems (Oxford University Press 2015).

‘A Study of Lawyers Appearing before the International Court of Justice, 1999-2012’ (2014), European Journal of International Law 893 (with Shashank Kumar).

‘Questioning the Role of International Arbitration in the Fight Against Corruption’ (2014) 31 Journal of International Arbitration 183.

‘The UK Bribery Act 2010 and Accompanying Guidance: Belated Implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention’ (2012) 61 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 485.

‘The Corner House Case and the Incomplete Incorporation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in the United Kingdom’ (2012) 20 Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law 351.

‘The Application of Human Rights Law to Private Sector Complicity in Governmental Corruption’ (2011) 24 Leiden Journal of International Law 715.

‘An Emerging Norm: The Duty of States to Provide Reparations for Human Rights Violations by Non-State Actors’ (2010) 33 Hastings International & Comparative Law Review 307.

‘Troubled Indictments at the Special Court for Sierra Leone: The Pleading of Joint Criminal Enterprise and Sex-Based Crimes’ (2009) 7 Journal of International Criminal Justice 353.

‘Questioning the Silence of the Bench: Reflections on Oral Proceedings at the International Court of Justice’ (2009) 18 Journal of Transnational Law and Policy 47.

‘Looking Beyond Amnesty and Traditional Justice and Reconciliation Mechanisms in Northern Uganda: A Proposal for Truth-Telling and Reparations’ (2008) 28 Boston College Third World Law Journal 345.

Book Chapters
‘Non-Binding International Instruments and the Role of Legislatures in Democratic States’ in Holly Collen, Joanna Harrington, and Catherine Renshaw (eds) Experts, Networks, and International Law (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)

‘Corruption and Conflicts of Interests in the United Kingdom’ in Jean-Bernard Auby, Emmanuel Breen and Thomas Perroud (eds), Corruption and Conflicts of Interest: Comparative Law Insights (Edward Elgar 2014).

Case Notes and Short Pieces
‘The FIFA Corruption Scandal from the Perspective of Public International Law’ (2015) 19 ASIL Insight 23.

‘Circumstantial Evidence, Adverse Inferences, and Findings of Corruption: Metal-Tech v. The Republic of Uzbekistan’, case note on Metal-Tech v. The Republic of Uzbekistan, ICSID Case No. ARB/10/3, Award, 4 October 2013, (2014) 15 Journal of World Investment and Trade 747.

‘The Protection of Communications between States and their Counsel in International Dispute Settlement’, case note on Questions Relating to the Seizure and Detention of Certain Documents and Data (Timor-Leste v. Australia) Provisional Measures (Order of 3 March 2014), (2014) 74 Cambridge Law Journal 231.

Book Reviews
Boersma, ‘Corruption: A Violation of Human Rights and a Crime under International Law?’ (2014) 61 Netherlands International Law Review 455.

Heller, ‘The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law’ (2012) 83 British Yearbook of International Law 528.

‘International Lawyers as Public Intellectuals and the Need for More Books’ (2015) 28 Leiden Journal of International Law 1.

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