Waleed Mahmoud Elfarrs

Faculty of Law and Criminology
Department of European, Public and International Law
Expertise: Public International Law, Comparative and International Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law, International  Humanitarian Law

Waleed Mahmoud is a doctoral researcher at the Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute since September 2021. He studied law at Ain shams University (Cairo 2013) and holds a master’s degree in International Trade Law from Ain Shams (2015) as well as in Legal Research master’s in Public International Law from Utrecht University (Utrecht 2020). Mr. Mahmoud is working on a project funded by the FWO under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Tom Ruys. His doctoral research focuses on the international law’s implications for third states and companies conducting economic activities and trade dealings in areas of contested statehood e.g., annexed or occupied, with particular focus on Western Sahara. Mr. Mahmoud also assists with master courses and moot courts on International Humanitarian Law. Before joining Ghent University, Waleed Mahmoud worked as a Research & Teaching Associate at The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University. In this role, he provided legal consultancy to international organizations in the context of an IHL legal clinic. Moreover, he supervised research projects of the advanced master students of the Public International Law, European and International Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law (2020-2021).
Waleed Mahmoud is also a human rights and criminal defense lawyer, licensed by the Egyptian Bar Association. He had been the Senior Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Justice of Sudan on comparative and international (criminal) law matters concerning inter alia alleged crimes against humanity committed in Sudan. Prior, Waleed Mahmoud was on the Defense Team of Mr. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud before the International Criminal Court in the Hague.