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Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)
Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)
Bochumer Fenster, 4th floor
Massenbergstraße 9 B
44787 Bochum
Germany

Room 4.22
Tel.: +49 234 32-28259
Email:charlotte.luelf(at)rub.de

 
NATIONALITY
German
 
RESEARCH FOCUS
PhD project (submitted): ‘Fleeing Conflict to Europe - A Legal Assessment of the 1951 Refugee Convention, the EU (Recast) Qualification Directive and the European Convention on Human Rights’ (Supervision: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Heintze)
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Refugee and Migration Law, International Criminal Law, Protection of Human Rights, Arms Control and Disarmament
 
EDUCATION
Since 2013   PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, Ruhr University Bochum and Associate Member of the structured PHD in International Development Studies - Institute for Development Research and Development Policy (IEE)
2012   Master of Law (LL.M.) in Public International Law at University of Leiden (The Netherlands)
2010   Magister Artium (M.A.) in Political Science, German Public Law, Philosophy and Medieval and Modern History at Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel (Germany)
 
RESEARCH STAYS
10-11/2016   University of Cambrigde, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL), UK
02-03/2016    University of Lund, Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Humanitarian and Human Rights Law (RWI), Sweden
08-11/2015   United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Protection Policy and Legal Advice, Geneva
11-12/2014   University College Dublin, Centre for Humanitarian Action, Ireland
 
TRAINING COURSES (Selected)
08/2017   EUI/Harvard Law School Summercourse 'Law and Logic', European University Institute (Florence)
05/2017   1st German/Netherlands Corps, Common Effort Exercise, 'Stability in Iraq' (Berlin)
06/2016   NATO Cimic Centre of Excellence, Common Effort Exercise, 'Libya and the Migration Crises' (The Hague)
11/2015   UNHCR Staff Trainings on Statelessness, RSD-Interviews, Internal Displacement, SGBV, Best Interest of the Child
03/2015   Training Seminar 'Quality and Didactics in Education for Peace and Conflict Studies', Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedens- und Konfliktforschung
07/2014   Summercourse on ICL and IHRL, University of California (Berkeley)/University of Cologne/University of Phnom Penh (Phnom Penh)
06/2014   EIUC School of Human Rights, 'The Internationalization of Migration and Refugee Law', European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (Venice)
06/2012   CIMIC Partnership in Military Interventions, 1GNC (Münster)
08/2010   Summercourse on Chinese Language, Culture and Politics, International College of Zhejiang University (Hangzhou)
08/2008   German Red Cross/ IFHV Summercourse on IHL (Berlin)
 
PUBLICATIONS
Book Chapters and (peer reviewed) Journal Articles
2017   Book chapter: 'Minderheitenschutz' [Protection of Minorities], in: M. Dabag (ed), Lexikon nicht-staatlicher Gemeinschaften und Diasporen im Mittelmeerraum [Encyclopedia of non-state communities and diaspora in the mediterranean area] (forthcoming).
2017   Book chapter: 'Minderheitenpolitik, EU' [EU Minority Policies], in: M. Dabag (ed), Lexikon nicht-staatlicher Gemeinschaften und Diasporen im Mittelmeerraum [Encyclopedia of non-state communities and diaspora in the mediterranean area] (forthcoming).
2017   Journal Article (with R. McDermott, L. Hofmann, P. Gibbons): 'The Application of IHL and IHRL to Situations of Urban Violence', in: Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal (DPM): Special Issue on International Law and Disasters, 26 (5).
2017   Book chapter (with H.J. Heintze): ‘The Protection of Refugees and Minorities in International Law’, in: Joost Herman, Hans-Joachim Heintze and Pierre Thielbörger (eds.), Humanitarian Action in a Nutshell: Advanced Introduction to the Core Competencies and Learning Stations of Humanitarian Action, Interdisciplinary Textbook to Humanitarian Action, Springer Publishing.
2017   Journal Article: 'The Extraterritorial Application of the European Convention on Human Rights in a migration context - Focus on the Principle of Non-Refoulement', in: Contemporary Issues in International Criminal and Human Rights Law (Hoven/Pfeiffer/Effinowicz: eds). In: C. Kreß (Ed.) Cologne Occasional Papers on International Peace and Security Law 5.
2016   Journal Article: 'Legal and Practical Considerations on Forced Displacement under International Humanitarian Law', in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 29 (1).
2016   Book chapter (with H.J. Heintze): ‘The UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons’, in: Pierre Hauck and Sven Peterke (eds.), International Law and Transnational Organized Crime, Oxford University Press.
2015   Book chapter: ‘Non-Refoulement in International Law’, in: Hans-Joachim Heintze, Pierre Thielbörger (eds.), From Cold War to Cyber War: The Evolution of the International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict over the Last 25 Years, Springer Publishing.
2015   Book chapter (with H.J. Heintze): ‘Non State Actors under International Humanitarian Law’, in: Noortmann/Reinisch/Ryngaert (eds.), Non-State Actors in International Law, Hart Publishing.
2015   Book chapter: ‘The Role of Courts in Defining, Redefining and Potentially Expanding Protection for Environmental Migrants in Europe’, in: Kerstin Rosenow-Williams and Francois Gemenne (eds.), Organizational Perspectives on Environmental Change, Routledge Publishers.
2015   Book chapter (with H.J. Heintze): ‘Special Rules on Children’, in: Marco Sassoli (ed.), Commentary to the Geneva Conventions of 1949, Oxford University Press.
2013   Journal Article: ‘Modern Technologies and Targeting under International Humanitarian Law’, in: IFHV Working Paper Series 3(3).
2013   Journal Article: ‘International Humanitarian Law in Times of Contemporary Warfare – The New Challenge of Cyber Attacks and Civilian Participation’, in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 26(2).
 
Miscellaneous
2017   Book review: 'Heinhold, Recht für Flüchtlinge', i: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Vol. 30 (1/2).
2017   Book review: 'Schabas, The European Convention on Human Rights', in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Vol 30 (1/2).
2016   Book review: 'Marei Melzer, EuropaRecht. Asyl und Migration', in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Vol. 29 (3).
2016   Book review: 'Hailbronner/Thym, EU Immigration and Asylum Law. A Commentary', in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 29 (3).
2014   Conference report (with K. Behmer): ‘Global Cooperation in Transitional Justice: Ambiguities, Paradoxes and Possibilities, Conference of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg Essen, 2–3 April 2014 at the University of Duisburg’, in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 27(3).
2013   Online Publication (with H.J. Heintze): ‘The Application of International Law on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’, in: IALANA Conference Publications: Quo Vadis NATO?, 16 pages, available: http://www.ialana.de.
2013   Book review: ‘Larry May, Genocide: A Normative Account, 2010‘, in: Zeitschrift für Genozidforschung [Journal of Genocide Research] 13(1).
2013   Book review: ‘Lars Schmidt, Das humanitäre Völkerrecht in modernen asymmetrischen Konflikten: Eine Untersuchung unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Israel-Palästina Konfliktes’ [International Humanitarian Law in Modern Asymmetrical Armed Conflicts], in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 26(1).
2013   Conference report: ‘Securing the Freedom and Stability of Cyberspace: The Role and Relevance of International Law, International Berlin Cyber Conference of the German Federal Foreign Office and the University of Potsdam, 27–28 June 2013 in Berlin’, in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 26(4).
2013   Conference report: ‘X. KAS Völkerrechtskonferenz: Recht und Sicherheit, 16.–17. Oktober 2013 in Bonn’ [X KAS Conference on Cyber Security], in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 26(4).
2013   Conference report: ‘Wien+20 – Konferenz zum 20. Jahrestag der Wiener Weltmenschenrechtskonferenz [Conference for the Anniversary of the Human Rights Conference of Vienna] of the German Institute for Human Rights Berlin’, in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 26(3).
2013   Conference report: ‘Drohnen – destabilisierend und neuer Rüstungswettlauf? PeaceTalks in Berlin’ [Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – Destabilisation and a New Arms Race?], in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 26(3).
2012   Book review: ‘Alena Hartwig-Asteroth, Untersuchungshaft im Völkerstrafrecht [Detention in International Criminal Law], 2012’, in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 27(3).
2012   Conference report: ‘Brauchen wir neue Regelungen im humanitären Völkerrecht? 22. Tagung zum Humanitären Völkerrecht in Ettlingen’ [Do We Need New Rules for International Humanitarian Law? 22nd Conference on IHL in Ettlingen], in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 25(2).
2012   Conference report (with L. Hesse): ‘Planning Humanitarian Intervention, Summercourse of the 1st German-Netherlands Corps’, in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 25(4).
2012   Conference report: ‘Private Gewaltakteure als Rechte- und Pflichtenträger, Expertentagung des IFHV und DIMR’ [Private Non State Actors as Bearers of Rights and Duties. Expert Workshop of the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict and the German Institute for Human Rights], in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 25(3).
2009   Book review: ‘Daniel Lambach, Staatszerfall und regionale Sicherheit [State Failure and Regional Security], Internationale Beziehungen, 2008’, in: Sicherheit und Frieden [Security and Peace] 27(3).
2009   Book review: ‘Karlhans Liebl (ed.), Kriminologie im 21. Jahrhundert [Criminology in the 21st Century], Studien zur Inneren Sicherheit, 2008’, in: Sicherheit und Frieden [Security and Peace] 27(3).
 
CONFERENCES & PANELS
10/2017   International Humanitarian Law in the 21th Century, Traning Seminar for Junior Lawyers and Dissemination Officers, German Red Cross, Bad Pyrmont (Germany)
09/2017   (Chair) 'The Role of Humanitarian Organisations in Germany', Roundtable Discussion, Inauguration Ceremony, NOHA Master Programme in Humanitarian Action, Bochum (Germany)
09/2017   (Chair) 'Aktuelle Entwicklungen und Erfahrungen aus der Praxis' at the Conference "Waffeneinsätze und das Recht auf Leben", Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte, Hertie School of Governance, IFHV, Berlin (Germany)
09/2017   Eine völkerrechtliche Einschätzung zu Abgereichertem Uran, Expert Workshop "Waffeneinsätz und das Recht auf Leben", Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte, Hertie School of Governance, IFHV, Berlin (Germany)
09/2017   (Chair) 'Law and the City: Shaping Resilience in Urban Crises', Panel at the RC 21 "Rethinking Global Urban Justice" Conference, University of Leeds (UK)
08/2017   Status Determination: Fleeing Conflict and Violence, ASIANSIL Junior Scholar's Workshop, Yonsei University, Seoul (South Korea)
05/2017   (Invited Talk) The Crises of the International Criminal Court in the African Context, Bündnis 90/die Grünen/GAL, Münster (Germany)
05/2017   The Legal Protection of Persons Fleeing Conflict to Europe, IFHV Research Colloquium, IFHV, Bochum (Germany)
04/2017   (Invited Talk) Research School Coffee Exchange on Research Exchange during PhD Research, RUB, Bochum (Germany)
02/2017   Contemporary Developments in International Humanitarian Law, Training Seminar for Junior Lawyers and Members of the Armed Forces, German Red Cross, Münster (Germany)
11/2016   (Invited Commentary) Investment Protection during Armed Conflict, FU Berlin and SBF 700 Conference on 'Challenges to International Humanitarian Law in Areas of Limited Statehood', Berlin (Germany)
10/2016   Refuge and Immigration; Methods and Means of Warfare; Introduction to International Humanitarian Law, Traning Seminar for Junior Lawyers and Dissemination Officers, German Red Cross, Bad Pyrmont (Germany)
06/2016   War Refugees, Climate Refugees, Migrants? A Challenge to our Moral and Legal Obligations, Law and Society Association Annual Conference, New Orleans (USA)
04/2016   Active Participation and Empowerment of Refugees (with K. Behmer), University of Applied Science, Aachen (Germany)
03/2016   Contemporary Challenges to International Humanitarian Law and Its Dissemination, Training Seminar for Junior Lawyers and Members of the Armed Forces, German Red Cross, Münster (Germany)
08/2015   People Fleeing Generalized Situations of Violence, IEE Research Cluster, Bochum (Germany)
06/2015   The Legal Protection Regime for Climate Induced Migration in Europe, IFHV Research Colloquium, Bochum (Germany)
06/2015   Das Verhältnis von Humanitärem Völkerrecht, Menschenrechten, Flüchtlingsrecht und Asylrecht [The Relation of International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, Refugee and Asylum Law] at Expert Workshop of the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) and the German Institute for Human Rights, Berlin (Germany)
05/2015   Adressing Environmental Migration (with E. Mihalic), IEE Research Cluster, Bochum (Germany)
03/2015   Current Developments in International Humanitarian Law, Training Seminar for Junior Lawyers and Members of the German Armed Forces, German Red Cross, Münster (Germany)
02/2015   The Protection of Women Fleeing Armed Conflict, International Studies Association Conference (with Katharina Behmer), Global South and Global North, New Orleans (USA)
11/2014   Judicial Trendsetting? European Courts as Pacemakers for Defining, Redefining and Potentially Expanding Climate Refugee Protection in European Asylum Laws, COST Action Workshop ‘Organizational Perspectives on Environmental Migration’, Academia Belgica, Rome (Italy)
09/2014   War Refugees in the Humanitarian Setting, AHRI Conference on Human Rights under Pressure: Exploring Norms, Institutions and Policies, Danish Institute for Human Rights and University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen (Denmark)
09/2014   (Chair) ‘New Actors in Humanitarian Action’ at the Conference on Humanitarian Principles and Implementation of International Standards for Better Humanitarian Aid, University of Warsaw, Warsaw (Poland)
08/2014   The Protection of People Fleeing Armed Conflict, PhD Summerschool on ICL and HRL, University of Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
08/2014   Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights and Refugee Law, XII KAS-Law Talk, ASEAN Human Rights Research Centre, Sihanoukville (Cambodia)
05/2014   (Chair) ‘Security in International Humanitarian Action in the Age of Terror, Civil Wars and Fragile States’, NOHA master conference, Bochum (Germany)
03/2014   Legal Protection of Refugees in Europe, Conference on European Borders and Refugees in Europe, Centre for Mediterranean Studies, Art Museum Bochum (Germany)
03/2014   Current Developments in International Humanitarian Law, Training Seminar for Junior Lawyers and Members of the German Armed Forces, German Red Cross, Münster (Germany)
10/2013   Challenges of Contemporary Armed Conflicts to the Role and Protection of Humanitarian Workers under International Law, 3rd World Conference on Humanitarian Studies, Panel on International Law of Humanitarian Action, Kadir Has University, Istanbul (Turkey)
09/2013   Protection of Children in International and European Refugee Law, 156th Conference of the German Society of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (DGKJ), Düsseldorf (Germany)
03/2013   Current Challenges of International Criminal Law, Training Seminar for Junior Lawyers and Members of the German Armed Forces, German Red Cross, Münster (Germany)
03/2013   The Diversity of Autonomy Regulations in the European Union, 2nd Bochum/Abo Workshop on Autonomy, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)
10/2012   Regulation of Weapons and Means of Warfare in International Humanitarian Law, Training Seminar for Junior Lawyers and Red Cross Representatives, German Red Cross, Bad Pyrmont (Germany)
 
IFHV & UNIVERSITY ADMIN
Since 2016   Deputy Chairwomen of the 'Friends of the IFHV', Verein zur Förderung der Forschung und Lehre im Friedenssicherungsrecht und Humantitärem Völkerrecht
Since 2015   Representative of the academic staff at the IFHV Board of Directors (Direktorium)
2014   Spokesperson of the RUB Faculty in the Joint Programme Committee of the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA)
Since 2014   Reviewer for scholarship applications for the RUB Research School Plus
Until 2015   Deputy representative of the academic staff at the IFHV Board of Directors (Direktorium)
Since 2013   Member of the Graduate Center for Development Studies (UA Ruhr GC)
Since 2012   Deputy Chief Editor and Member of the Editorial Board of the 'Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict' (JILPAC) and Red Cross Coordinator
 
OTHER (Research) ENGAGEMENTS
Since 2017   Mentee of the Mentoring3 Programme for female Postdocs of the UA Ruhr Cooperation.
2017   Lecturer at the Leysin Summeracademy of the Germany National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutsches Volkes)
Since 2017   Associated Reseacher in the 'Human Security in Germany's Refugee Regime' Project (Gerda Henkel)
Since 2017   Member of the Working Group 'Dissemination' of the German Red Cross Regional Branches of Northrhine and Westphalia
Since 2016   Researcher in the 'Preparedness and Resilience to Address Urban Vulnerabilities (PRUV)' Project (Horizon 2020)
Since 2015   Co-Lead of the Research Cluster 'The Protection of Refugees and Other Vulnerable Groups'
Since 2015   Reviewer for the Journal of International Humanitarian Action (JIHA)
Since 2014   Member of the Research Cluster 'The Effectiveness of Interventions and Policies for Development: social, political and legal science perspectives' of the Institute for Development Research and Development Policy
2012-2014   Researcher in the 'European Universities on Professonalization of Humanitarian Action (EuPHRA)' Project (FP7)
Since 2012   External Lecturer, Master in Peace and Security Studies (MPS), Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH), University of Hamburg
 
AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
2017   RS Plus, PRINT Grant (5000 EUR)
2016   RS Plus, Conference Organisation Grant (with Behmer/Hofmann/Ramsayhe) (8000 EUR)
2016   DAAD, Conference Grant (1600 EUR)
2015   RS Plus Additional Support Grant (2400 EUR)
2015   IFHV Research Award
2014   RS Plus, Grant for PhD Research (10.000 EUR)
2014   3rd Place NOHA Teaching Award 2014
2014   RS Plus Grant for Summerschool, Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI), Copenhagen (600 EUR)
2014   Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Scholarship for KAS Law Talk, Sihanoukville (Cambodia) (all expenditures)
2014   Volkswagen Foundation, Scholarship for PhD Summerschool, Phom Penh (Cambodia)  (1300 EUR)
2013   Recommendation for Leiden University Master Thesis Prize 2013
2012   1st German/Netherlands Corps, Scholarship for Summerschool, Münster (all expenditures)
2010   University of Kiel, Scholarship for Summerschool, Hangzhou (P.R. China) (450 EUR)
 
LANGUAGE SKILLS
German, English