Youssef Aziz is the Student Commissioner on the Bureau of the African Society of International Law. Youssef is currently a second-year law student at New York University School of Law. At the law school, he conducted research with Prof. Philip Alston on privatization and human rights throughout his first year. He is currently part of the Legal Empowerment and Judicial Independence Clinic acting as a legal advisor to the UN Mandate on the independence of judges and lawyers. He has interests in Public International Law and International Human Rights. This past summer, he worked at the International Law Commission researching various topics like subsidiary means and piracy/armed robbery at sea. He hopes to build bridges between international law and regional law in Africa to put the continent's interests at the forefront of our global society.