Alejandro Chehtman joined the faculty in September 2008 as Research Associate for the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals. He was awarded his PhD from LSE (2009) for his thesis 'The Morality of Extraterritorial Punishment'. He holds and MSc in Political Theory from the LSE (2003) and a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires (2001). Alejandro has taught Public International Law at the LSE as a Teaching Fellow since 2005, for which he received a teaching award (2006-7). He has also taught Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law at the University of Buenos Aires (2001-2 and 2004), and at the MSc in Criminology at the University of Lomas de Zamora, Argentina (2004).
Alejandro has also relevant practical experience. He worked as a legal clerk at the Criminal Appeals Chamber for Justice Martin Irurzun (1999-2002), and at the Public Defender Office in Argentina (2004). He entered the Bar in Buenos Aires in 2006. Since 2007 he is a member of the Research Panel at Matrix Chambers, London.
Alejandro’s personal research interests are in legal theory and in criminal and international law, with particular emphasis on international criminal law. His current areas of research include the philosophy or rights, the justification for legal punishment, theories of authority, and more recently the impact of international courts and tribunals on domestic criminal proceedings in the aftermath of mass attrocities.
A. Chehtman, “Should States have the Right to Punish Municipal Offences Committed Abroad?”, LSE Working Paper Series, WP 4/2008.