African Association
of International Law


Association Africaine
de Droit International

Djacoba Tehindrazanarivelo

Dr. Tehindrazanarivelo holds a PhD in International Law and a Master in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, a Certificate of the Centre for Studies and Research of the Hague Academy of International Law, and a Degree in Law from the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar.

He is currently a Lecturer at Boston University Study Abroad Geneva, Switzerland, and the Institute of Human Rights at Catholic University of Lyon, France, where he teaches Public International Law, International Organizations, Conflict Resolution, and the Law of International Security. He also taught human rights and post-conflict justice at the Catholic University of Bukavu, D.R. Congo, and gave training on human rights monitoring and reporting in Madagascar for local NGOs and the Inter-ministerial Committee on human rights.

Before joining BU Geneva in 2007, he taught at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, and the University of Neuchâtel School of Law. He has also worked as a consultant to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Inter-Parliamentary Union, UNITAR, International Labour Organization, Council of Europe, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (Madagascar office), and the Permanent Mission of Madagascar to the UN Office in Geneva.

His research interests include UN law, notably UN targeted sanctions and their impact on human rights; the legal aspects of African Union activities and its peace and security architecture; and human rights, including migrants rights. He has published two books on social and humanitarian impacts of UN economic sanctions (Paris: P.U.F., 2005, 523 p.) and on racism against migrants in Europe (Strasbourg: Editions du Conseil de l’Europe, 2009, 252 p.), along with articles on various fields of international law.