Alejandro Rodiles is a full time Professor at the Law Department of ITAM University, in Mexico City. There, he teaches Public International Law as well as Law and Global Governance. He earned his law degree (LL.B.) from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He has completed his doctoral studies (summa cum laude) at Humboldt University, Berlin. In June 2016, his PhD thesis was awarded with the Faculty Price of the Faculty of Law of Humboldt University. In July 2016, he was elected a member of Mexico’s National Research System (SNI, level 1).
Alejandro Rodiles has been a lecturer at UNAM’s Faculty of Law and a research fellow at Humboldt University. He is a member of the International Law Association (ILA, Mexican Branch), participating in ILA’s Study Groups on UN sanctions, as well as on cities and international law. He is also a member of the scientific advisory board of the Mexican Yearbook of International Law (AMDI).
Alejandro Rodiles was the legal adviser of the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations, in New York, during Mexico’s past non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council (2009-2010). Previously, he served as director of international law at the Office of the Legal Adviser at the Mexican Foreign Ministry, and as junior adviser at the Policy Planning Staff of the Foreign Minister.
His research interests lie in treaty law, global security law, as well as comparative international law. He is also interested in Mexican foreign policy and its relation with international law. His main research focus in recent years has been on the ways international law is changing today because of global governance, in particular on the interplay between formal (classical) international law and informal transnational normative regimes, with an emphasis on the resulting global security regime complexes.
His publications include:
- Coalitions of the Willing and International Law – The Interplay between Formality and Informality (Cambridge University Press 2018)
- ‘Law and Violence in the Global South: The Legal Framing of Mexico’s “Narco War’, Journal of Conflict & Security Law (2018)
- ‘The Great Promise of Comparative Public Law for Latin America: Towards Ius Commune Americanum?’, in Anthea Roberts et al (eds), Comparative International Law (Oxford University Press, 2017)
- ‘The Design of UN Sanctions through the Interplay with Informal Arrangements’, in Larissa van den Herik (ed), Research Handbook on UN Sanctions and International Law (Edward Elgar, in press, 2017)
- ‘The Law and Politics of the Pro Persona Principle of Interpretation in Latin America’, in Helmut Aust & Georg Nolte (eds), Treaty Interpretation by Domestic Courts: Unity, Diversity, Convergence (Oxford University Press, 2016)
- ‘Unity or Uniformity? Domestic Courts and Treaty Interpretation’, 27 Leiden Journal of International Law (2014)
- ‘Non-Permanent Members of the UN Security Council and the Promotion of the International Rule of Law’, 5 Goettingen Journal of International Law (2013)