Dr Zied Ayari, LL.M.

Senior Research Fellow

Project Activities


Other Activities and Research Interests

International law, Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Democracy, Legal Theory, Comparative Law

Since 3/2021 Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

4/2020 – 10/2020 Consultant for United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Project related to the Acceleration of the Ratification and Domestication of African Union Treaties

6/2019 – 11/2019 Legal and Political Analyst, The Carter Center Electoral Observation Mission, Tunis Office (Tunisia)

11/2018 – 12/2018 Legal Expert for the African Union Commission on International Law, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

9/2012 – 12/2018 Researcher at the International Law Centre, University Jean Moulin Lyon (France)

9/2012 – 12/2018 Assistant Lecturer in International Law, Faculty of Law, University Jean Moulin Lyon (France)

1/2017 – 12/2018 Rapporteur for The Oxford University Press International Organisations Database (oxio)

9/2012 – 12/2018: PhD in International Law and International Relations, University Jean Moulin Lyon (France) with a thesis on “The Democratic Obligation in International Law”.

7/2015 – 7/2015: Auditor at the Hague Academy of International Law (Netherlands)

9-2012 – 9/2013: Master in Political Sciences and International Relations, University Jean Moulin Lyon (France)

9/2011 – 9/2012: Master of Laws (LLM) in Public International Law, University Jean Moulin Lyon (France)

9/2007 – 6/2011: Master degree in Legal Sciences, Tunis Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences, Carthage University (Tunisia)

Thesis (in French)

  • The Democratic Obligation in International Law, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, 2018, 577 p. (on publishing)

Articles in English

  • “The Unapplied Law. A Theory on the Non-Application of International Law”, 2021, to be published.
  • ‘‘Analysis of the Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the area of peace and security between the African Union, the Regional Economic Communities and the Coordinating Mechanism of the Regional Standby Brigades of Eastern Africa and Northern Africa, 1st June 2008, oxio 243’’, Oxford International Organizations, opil.com, 29 December 2017.
  • ‘‘Analysis of the Protocol Relating to the Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management, Resolution, Peace-keeping and Security (ECOWAS Doc. A/P10/12/99), OXIO 242’’, Oxford International Organizations, opil.com, 05 July 2017.

Articles in French

  • Le discours insécurisant des internationalistes : attentes et réalités“, co-authored with Rosalie Lemoing, in Doumbé-Billé et H. Ben Mahfoudh et K. Neri (dir), Le droit international est-il sécurisant ?, Napoli, Editorale Scientifica, 2020, pp. 41-58.
  • Justice et processus d’intégration en Afrique“, in Les juridictions internationales régionales et sous régionales en Afrique for International Colloquium organised by the Research Unit on International Law and Jurisdiction of the FSJPST on 24-25 October 2019 in Tunis, Impressions by the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, 2020, pp. 287-298.
  • L’emploi de la force dans le cadre de la C.E.D.E.A.O“, in Millet-Devalle (dir), L’usage de la force dans les relations internationales. Aspects de droit international et de droit européen, Napoli, Editorale Scientifica, 2018, pp. 159-179.
  • “Révolution et démocratie en droit international”, in Doumbé-Billé et H. Ben Mahfoudh (dir), Révolutions et droit international, Presses de l’Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, 2018, pp. 38-41.
  • Droit d’ingérence et sécurité des populations en droit international” in La sécurité, Paris, Mare et Martin, 2017, pp. 47-63.
  • Quelle normativité pour les objectifs de développement durable?” in Les objectifs du développement durable for study day organised by the Centre for International Law at Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, 22 June 2015, 7 p.
  • Note sur l’arrêt de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme Chypre c. Turquie du 12 mai 2014 (satisfaction équitable)“, Journal du CDI n° 13, January 2015, pp. 9-12
  • Diploma of the International Academy of the Constitutional Law, 2011
  • Member of the African Academy on the Practice of International Law, Paris, since 2018
  • Member of the Association of Former Auditors of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Netherlands, since 2015
  • Member of the Association for the Promotion of International Law, France, since 2014
  • Member of the Association of Auditors of the International Academy of Constitutional Law, Tunis, since 2011