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Dr. Alejandro Chehtman

Ph.D. in Law, London School of Economics

Dean of the Law School

Alejandro Chehtman is Professor of Law at the Law School of the University Torcuato Di Tella and a Fellow at the Argentine National Research Council (CONICET). He is also co-Director of the Supreme Court Project at UTDT. From August 2019 to May 2022, he was Head of the Law Degree. Since june 2022 he is the Dean of the School Law at UTDT.

Alejandro studied Law at the University of Buenos Aires, where he graduated with honors, and did his MSc in Political Theory and his PhD in Law at the LSE. His main research interests are Public International Law, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, and Constitutional Law, with special interest in philosophical and empirical issues.

Alejandro was previously Fellow at the Law Department at LSE, was Marie Sklodowska-Curie at the Faculty of Laws at University College London, Visiting Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, and Visiting Fellow at the University of Girona and in LUISS, in Rome. Before coming to Di Tella he clerked at the Federal Appeals Chamber for Criminal Matters and at the Public Defense Office in the City of Buenos Aires.

He has published articles in leading peer-reviewed journals, such as the European Journal of International Law, Legal TheoryJournal of International Criminal Justice, Law & Philosophy and Stanford Journal of International Law. His book, The Philosophical Foundations of Extraterritorial Punishment, was published by Oxford University Press.  He is currently working on a book project on a Theory of Asymmetrical Conflicts, to be published by Oxford University Press.

He is part of the Research Panel at Matrix Chambers, London.