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Nathanael Tilahun

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    20122020

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    Research Interests

    Public international law

    International financial crime law

    Anti-money laundering & countering terrorism financing

    Economic sanctions

    Counter-terrorism, security, and finance

    Global governance on crime, development, and security

    Biography

    Dr Nathanael Tilahun is an international law scholar passionate about researching the intersections of crime, security, finance, and the rule of law, particularly in the context of developing states.

    His research focuses on the use of economic sanctions for achieving various domestic and foreign policy goals (such as counter-terrorism and human rights promotion), assessing the role of global standard-setting and monitoring bodies (such as the FATF), investigating the role of law in combatting transnational crimes, and reimagining the function of law in the story of global inequality, financial exclusion, and human security.

    Dr Tilahun has provided consultancy in financial crime law, mutual legal assistance & extradition regimes, anti-terrorism law, national risk assessment, national financial security policy development, prison reform, and international law to law enforcement, criminal justice, judiciary, media, political parties and intergovernmental institutions, particularly in Europe and the Horn of Africa.

    Prior to joining Coventry in 2020, Dr Tilahun held various academic positions for more than ten years in the Netherlands (Erasmus University) and around the world. He has previously held prestigeous visiting faculty positions at Queen Mary University of London, University of California Berkeley, University of Cambridge, and Hofstra University in New York. 

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctorate, Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Award Date: 17 Sep 2015

    LLM, MA, Erasmus University Rotterdam

    LLB, Degree, Mekelle University

    External positions

    Accredited Member, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)

    Jan 2018 → …

    Visiting scholar, University of California, Berkeley

    Feb 2017Feb 2018

    Moot court judge, International Criminal Court (ICC)

    20172018

    Visiting faculty, Queen Mary University of London

    Sep 2016Dec 2016

    Member, Law and Society Association

    Jan 2016 → …

    Visiting scholar, University of Cambridge

    Jan 2014Apr 2014

    Junior member, Netherlands School of Human Rights Research

    Jan 2012 → …

    Visiting scholar, Hofstra University

    Oct 2011Nov 2011

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