Yasmin Al Ameen

Associate - New York

Yasmin Al Ameen
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212.812.0425

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Yasmin Al Ameen is a member of the firm’s International Litigation and Arbitration Department. She focuses her practice on public international law litigation, investment treaty arbitration, and international commercial arbitration. Yasmin represents sovereign States and State-owned entities in State-State and Investor-State disputes before the world’s principal dispute resolution bodies. She also regularly advises States on a wide range of public international law issues.

Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Yasmin assisted the delegation of Togo in their representation at the UN Human Rights Council through the UNHR Geneva virtual internship program. Her pro bono interests include the Innocence Network, having worked as a Student-Attorney at the Michigan Innocence Clinic.

Education:

  • University of Michigan Law School, LL.M., 2019
  • Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), Master's Degree in Public International Law (Human Rights and Humanitarian Law), 2018
  • T.M.C. Asser Institute, Inter-University Program on International Criminal Law and Procedure, 2017
  • Lebanese University, (Filière Francophone de Droit), Licence en Droit , 2016

Languages:

English, Arabic, French, Spanish

Representative Experience

International Court of Justice (ICJ)

  •  Armenia v. Azerbaijan (Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination): Counsel to Armenia in proceedings before the ICJ arising from allegations of breach of the ICERD.
  • Azerbaijan v. Armenia (Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination): Counsel to Armenia in proceedings before the ICJ arising from allegations of breach of the ICERD.
  • The Gambia v. Myanmar (Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide): Counsel to The Gambia in proceedings before the ICJ arising from allegations of breach of the Genocide Convention.
  • Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE v. Qatar (Appeal Relating to the Jurisdiction of the ICAO Council under Article 84 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation): Counsel to Qatar in proceedings before the ICJ constituting appeals against decisions as to the jurisdiction and competence of the ICAO Council.
  • Bahrain, Egypt, UAE v. Qatar (Appeal Relating to the Jurisdiction of the ICAO Council under Article II, Section 2, of the 1944 International Air Services Transit Agreement): Counsel to Qatar in proceedings before the ICJ constituting appeals against decisions as to the jurisdiction and competence of the ICAO Council.
  • Qatar v. UAE (Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination): Counsel to Qatar in proceedings before the ICJ arising from allegations of breach of the ICERD.

Other Inter-State Dispute Settlement

  • Counsel to Qatar in arbitration proceedings initiated against Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE under the auspices of the Universal Postal Union.
  • Counsel to Qatar in an ICAO Council proceeding against Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE arising from certain aviation measures adopted by Respondents since June 2017 (Application A).
  • Counsel to Qatar in an ICAO Council proceeding against Bahrain, Egypt, and the UAE arising from certain aviation measures adopted by Respondents since June 2017 (Application B).
  • Counsel to Qatar in CERD proceedings against Saudi Arabia and the UAE concerning international human rights law. 

Investment Treaty Arbitration

  • Counsel to India in a confidential arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules relating to measures in the telecommunications sector 

International Commercial Arbitration

  • Counsel to an Asian state-owned entity in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising from a change in gas market fundamentals.
 

Professional Experience

  • The Michigan Innocence Clinic, Student-Attorney, representing wrongfully convicted inmates in Michigan, 2019
  • UNHR Geneva, Student Legal Advisor, assisting the delegation of Togo in their representation before the UN Human Rights Council, 2018-2019    
  • Master’s Thesis (Paris II): “The United Nations International Independent Investigation Commission Established by Security Council Resolution 1595 (2005): Specificity and Impacts” [translation from French], under the supervision of Professor Olivier de Frouville [unpublished] 
 

Honors

  • Bourse d’études du Gouvernement Français (full scholarship offered by the French Government based on academic achievements to pursue Master’s degree in France), 2017    
  • Concours Général des Lycées, laureate, 2013 

Involvement

  • American Society of International Law, Member
  • American Bar Association - International Law Section, Member
  • Association des Lauréats du Concours Général, Member 
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  • New York