Saeid Mirzaei Yengejeh holds a PhD. in international law from the Law Faculty of the University of Ottawa (2016). He also holds a PhD. in political science from Osmania University (India), a master’s degree in international law and relations from Tehran University (Iran) and a diploma in international criminal law from Salzburg Law School (Austria).
Mr. Mirzaei has over 30 years of experience at the United Nations, as an international civil servant and a governmental representative. He served as a legal officer in the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations from 2003 through 2008 and in 2011. He also served as a delegate to the Sixth Committee (legal) of the General Assembly of the United Nations for 13 years (1987-1994 and 1997-2002).
While serving at the United Nations, Mr. Mirzaei contributed to international negotiations on several legal topics and led several committees. He chaired the United Nations Charter Committee in 2000; and coordinated two working groups of the Preparatory Commission on the Establishment of the International Criminal Court (2001-2002), which prepared the rules of procedure of the Assembly of States Parties and the election procedures of high officials of the Court. He also coordinated positions of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) during the negotiations on the establishment of the International Criminal Court, from 1998 to 2002.
Dr. Mirzaei has been teaching a seminar on Documenting the UN Practice at the Law Faculty of Ottawa University since 2010. Students participating in this seminar in the past 12 years have prepared under his direct supervision over 76 studies on the practice of UN Organs on many Charter articles. These studies were submitted to the United Nations and were incorporated in its legal publications entitled “Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs.” For the names of students who has contributed to this publication; visit http://legal.un.org/repertory/researchers. See the following link for media coverage.
Professor Yengejeh has also been teaching the Law of International Organizations since 2012. He organized with the participation of the students enrolled in this course five simulative meetings of the Security Council in January 2018, devoted to the North Korean nuclear weapons issue, fall 2018 on the war in Yemen, 2019 regarding Iran Nuclear Deal, 2020 focused on threats posed by the Covid 19 to the international peace and security, and 2021 concerning the situation in Afghanistan. Visit the media coverage of these simulative meetings in following links:
Dr. Yengejeh taught Public International Law in fall 2017 at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), Carleton University.
Dr. Mirzaei has also taught several other courses on different aspects of international law and relations, including, law of treaties, peaceful settlement of disputes and consular and diplomatic law, from 1994 to 1997, at the Faculty of International Relations in Tehran. While working at the United Nations, he coached six groups of students from the Law Faculty of Columbia University, who prepared dozens of studies on the application and interpretation of Charter articles for the Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs.