Mohsen al Attar is the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus. He holds a PhD from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he worked under Ruth Buchanan, Ikechi Mbeoji, and Obiora Okafor. As an anti-colonial legal scholar, h
In his forthcoming book, A Guerrilla at the Hague (OUP), he argues that many principles of international economic law preserve a Eurocentric view of human development and flourishing. This argument is inspired by his earlier writings on the Eurocentrism of international law and on the strangulation of Third World epistemic realities.
Mohsen is equally reputed for his teaching and is a Senior Fellow with the Higher Education Authority. He eschews a black-letter analysis of law, preferring to engage with its context and history. His narrative approach aligns with an iconoclastic tradition that treats information as a tool of resistance. Injustice in the modern era is preserved not through gunboats alone but, as the great Kenyan bard Ngugi wa Thiong’o said, with the chalk and the blackboard. Mohsen forever tells his students that education is a struggle on the path to emancipation.