Jérémie Gilbert is Professor of Human Rights Law, he joined the Roehampton Law School in June 2017.

His main area of research is on international human rights law, and more particularly the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples. He has extensively published on the rights of indigenous peoples, looking in particular at their right to land and natural resources.

Jérémie has worked with several indigenous communities across the globe and regularly serves as a consultant for several international organisations and non-governmental organisations supporting indigenous peoples’ rights. As a legal expert, he has been involved in providing legal briefs, expert opinions and carrying out evidence gathering in several cases involving indigenous peoples’ land rights across the globe. 

Previously, Jérémie was a Professor of International and Comparative Law at the University of East London, a Senior Lecturer in Law at Middlesex University, a Lecturer in Human Rights at the Transitional Justice Institute (University of Ulster) and a teaching fellow at the European Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation (Venice). Beforehand he worked for different NGOs such as the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre in New Delhi and Greenpeace both France and Canada.



  • PhD in International Law [2001-2004]: Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway. 

  • LLM (masters) in Human Rights [2000-2001]; Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland).

  • Maîtrise de Droit International Public (masters) [1999-2000]; Université Paris X-Nanterre/ Université du Québec À Montréal (Canada)

  • Licence de Droit International Public et Européen [1998-1999] - • Third Year of Law - Equivalent to LLB; Université Paris X-Nanterre, Paris (France)

Research projects

  • Strategic Litigation Impacts: Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights: This project is based on a one-year project conducted for the Open Society Justice Initiative, looking at the impacts of strategic litigation to assert land rights for indigenous peoples. It is a comparative study, based on dozens of interviews conducted in Kenya, Malaysia, and Paraguay with local indigenous activists, indigenous communities, supportive NGOs, as well as politicians, lawyers, journalists and judges. It examines the ways indigenous communities and their advocates are using litigation in an effort to defend their rights. The report is availaible at:

Consultancy work

Jérémie has served as a consultant for several international organisations. He was one of the invited independent experts for the United Nations Expert Seminar on Treaties, Agreements and other Constructive Arrangements between States and Indigenous Peoples (2006), and he has served as a consultant for the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2015), and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2018). He regularly works with non-governmental organisations supporting indigenous peoples’ rights such as the Forest Peoples’ Programme, Minority Rights Group International and the Rainforest Foundation. He was the vice-chair of the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) international board (2009-2015).



Twitter: @jeremie_gilbert

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