Alain-Guy Tachou Sipowo awarded Osgoode Catalyst Fellowship


Alain-Guy Tachou Sipowo will hold the Osgoode Catalyst Fellowship for the 2019-20 academic year.

Alain-Guy Tachou Sipowo

Sipowo holds a doctorate in law from Laval University (LLD ’14) where he held various positions including research assistant, clinical project supervisor, instructor for the Charles-Rousseau mock trial in international law and lecturer in various disciplines of international law comprising international refugee law, general public international law, international human rights law, and international criminal law.

His thesis on the International Criminal Court was awarded the René Cassin Prize of the International Institute for Human Rights in 2015, the special mention of the Michel Robert Prize in International Law of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Chapter and the Honorary Award from the Quebec Association of Law Teachers. He has completed a postdoctoral Fellowship funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada at McGill’s Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism on the Responsibility of Multinational Corporations for Human Rights Violations Abroad. Sipowo is counsel in the case Immunities and Criminal Proceedings (Equatorial Guinea v. France) before the International Court of Justice. His research and teaching interests include international and transnational law, corporations and human rights, global law and global justice theories.

The Osgoode Catalyst Fellowships are designed to bring to Osgoode emerging scholars who have a demonstrated interest in a career in law teaching, and to support and mentor scholars who will enhance the diversity of the profession. Fellows will be given the opportunity to present a faculty seminar with the aim of preparing a major article for publication, to pursue an active affiliation with one of Osgoode’s research centres, and to teach a course at the law school.

The Osgoode Catalyst Fellowship announcement was made by Dean Mary Condon on May 24.