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DAAD PROFESSOR INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW

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 4.21
Tel.: +49 234 32-23984
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NATIONALITY
German

RESEARCH FOCUS
International Humanitarian Law (Modern Warfare, New Technologies, Conduct of Hostilities, Scope of Application of IHL, Interplay between IHL and ICL); Interna-tional Criminal Law (War Crimes, Aggression, Procedural Law, Interplay between Common Law and Civil Law System); General Public International Law (Sources of International Law, Treaty Interpretation); International Institutional Law

CURRENT & PAST POSITIONS
DAAD Guest Professor International Humanitarian Law, IFHV, Ruhr-University Bochum

Associate Professor of Public International Law, Leiden University

Director & Founder, Bochum International Humanitarian Law Clinic

Director & Founder, Leiden International Humanitarian Law Clinic

Director, Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law, Leiden University

Member of the German IHL Commission (“Fachausschuss Humanitäres Völkerrecht”)

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (JILPAC, “Humanitäres Völkerrecht – Informationsschriften“)

Member of the Editorial Board of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT)

Member of the Working Group International Criminal Law (“Arbeitskreis Völker-strafrecht”)

Member of the German Society of International Law (DGIR)

Rapporteur and Co-Founder of the ILA Study Group “The Conduct of Hostilities under International Humanitarian Law –
Challenges of 21st Century Warfare” – un-til 2017

Federal Dissemination Officer (”Bundeskonventionsbeauftragter”), German Red Cross – until 2014
 
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL DEGREES
2005    Ph.D. in Law (Dr. jur.) in public international law, University of Co-logne
2001    Master of Laws (LL.M.) in public international law, University of London
1999    Second Legal State Exam (Ass. jur.), Regional Court of Appeal, Düsseldorf
1997    First Legal State Exam (J.D. equivalent), Regional Court of Appeal, Cologne
 
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
2012    Best Lecturer Award (“JSVO-oderwijsprijs 2012, Beste hoorcollegedocent”), Lei-den Law Faculty
2001    Käthe Hack Foundation
Research scholarship for PhD students of the University of Cologne
2000 – 2001 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Research scholarship for studies abroad
2000    Wilhelm Westhaus Foundation
Scholarship for students of the University of Cologne for studies abroad
1992 – 1993    German People's Study Foundation, (“Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes”)
Competitive scholarship based on excellent performance at highschool
   
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
4/2018 – today        Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr-University Bochum
  DAAD Guest Professor International Humanitarian Law & Director Bochum IHL Clinic
3/2009 – 3/2018 Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
  Associate Professor of Public International Law, Director Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on IHL
05/2012 – 04/2014 T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague, The Netherlands
  Managing Editor, Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law
12/2011 – 12/2014 German Red Cross Headquarters (DRK), Presidency, Berlin, Germa-ny, Federal Dissemination Officer for IHL (“Bundeskonventionsbeauftragter”) and Member of the Presidency
03/2007 – 2/2009 German Red Cross Headquarters (DRK), International Law Dept., Berlin, Germany; Legal Advisor for IHL;
01/2005 – 02/2007 International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague, The Netherlands
  Associate Legal Officer in the Trial Division of the Court;
09/1999 – 08/2000 Chair for Public International and European Law, University of Cologne,  &
09/2001 – 01/2005 Law Centre for European and International Cooperation (RIZ), Cologne
Senior Research Fellow:
03/1999 – 07/1999 Law Offices of Gary Schefsky & Wallace C. Doolittle, San Francisco, USA
Junior Lawyer: assisted in Holocaust claims; liased with victims; prepared their charges against banks and insurance companies; researched relevant information; translated documents; advised on applicable international law
   
EDUCATION
2001 – 2005 University of Cologne, Germany
  PhD student; doctoral thesis on the jurisprudence of the ICTY and ICTR and their importance for the law-creating process in international criminal law, “Die Weiterentwicklung des humanitären Völkerrechts durch die Strafgerichtshöfe für das ehemalige Jugoslawien und Ruanda  (“magna cum laude”)
2000 – 2001 University College London, United Kingdom
LL.M. Degree (“with merit”) in public international law; final LL.M. thesis (“with dis-tinction”) on “International Humanitarian Law and the Classification of Armed Con-flicts”
1997 – 1999 Regional Court of Appeal, Cologne, Germany
Legal Traineeship (“Referendariat”); Second Legal State Examination in Sept. 1999 (“with distinction”)
1998 German Postgraduate School of Administrative Sciences, Speyer, Germany
European Protection of Human Rights and European Law
1993 – 1997 University of Bonn, Germany
Law school; First Legal State Examination in Feb. 1997 (“with distinction”)
Specialisation: Public International Law and European Law  
Parallel Master studies in Sociology and Philosophy
1991 – 1993 University of Passau, Germany
Law school; Certificate for two-year-course in English Case Law
1981 – 1990 Gymnasium Kreuzgasse, Cologne, Germany
“Abitur“ (High School Diploma), Grade: 1.1, Top 1% of the class of 1990)
   
PUBLICATIONS
2018 Heinsch R.W. Rethinking the Relationship between Jus in Bello and Jus ad Bellum: A Dialogue Between Authors, F. D’Alessandra and R. Heinsch, in Leila Sadat (ed.), Seeking Accountability For The Unlawful Use Of Force, 454-492.
2018 Heinsch R.W. (Forthcoming 2018), The Future of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission: A Possibility to Overcome the Weakness of IHL Com-pliance Mechanisms?. In: Pons N. & Djukic D. (Eds.) Companion of International Humanitarian Law: Brill. (page range unknown)
2018 Heinsch R.W. (Forthcoming 2018), Conduct of Hostilities. In: Pons N. & Djukic D. (Eds.) Companion of International Humanitarian Law: Brill. (page range unknown)
2018 Heinsch R.W. (Forthcoming 2018), Indiscriminate Attacks. In: Pons N. & Djukic D. (Eds.) Companion of International Humanitarian Law: Brill. (page range unknown)
2018 Heinsch R.W. (Forthcoming 2018), Principle of Distinction. In: Pons N. & Djukic D. (Eds.) Companion of International Humanitarian Law: Brill. (page range unknown)
2018 Heinsch R.W. (Forthcoming 2018) Methodological Challenges in Ascertaining Cus-tomary International Humanitarian Law – Can Customary International Law Re-spond to Changing Circumstances in Warfare?. In: Krieger H. (Ed.) Legitimacy and Law-Making in International Humanitarian Law: (publisher unknown, page range un-known)
   
2017 Heinsch R.W. (2017), Modern drone warfare and the geographical scope of application of IHL: pushing the limits of territorial boundaries? In: Ohlin J.D. (Ed.) Research Handbook on Remote Warfare. Edward Elgar Publishing. 79-109.
2017 Heinsch R.W. & Poulopoulou S. (2017), Difficulties in Prosecuting Drone Strikes as a War Crime under International Criminal Law: An International Humanitarian Law Perspective In:  Litigating Drone Strikes: Challenging the Global Network of Remote Killing. Berlin: European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights. 58-84.
2017 Heinsch R.W. (2017), The Role and Impact of the ICRC in the Development of Core International Humanitarian Law Treaties: The ICRC and the Geneva Conven-tions of 1949. In: Zimmermann, A. & Geiss, R. (Eds.) Humanizing the laws of war - the Red Cross and the development of international humanitarian law. Cambridge Universi-ty Press.
2017 Heinsch R.W. (2017), In memoriam Professor Frits Kalshoven: Some Personal words on the passing of one of the most respected International Humanitarian Law experts of the last century, Leiden Journal of International Law (2017), 1-7.
2017 Heinsch, R.W., together with Gill, T. & Geiss, R., “The Conduct of Hostilities and International Humanitarian Law: Challenges of 21st Century Warfare”, Final Report of the ILA Study Group on the Conduct of Hostilities in the 21st Century, 93 INT’L L. STUD. 322-388 (2017).
2017 Heinsch, R.W., Commentary on Rule 84 “Individual Criminal Responsibility for War Crimes”, in Schmitt, M. (ed.), Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Appli-cable to Cyber Warfare (2017), 391-396.
2017 Bartels R., Heinsch R.W. & Boogaard J. van den (11 September 2017), In Memo-riam: Frits Kalshoven. EJIL: Talk!: European Society of International Law [blog entry].
   
2016 Schriftliche Stellungnahme „Keine Straflosigkeit bei Kriegsverbre-chen – Völkerstrafprozesse in Deutschland voranbringen“ von Dr. Robert Heinsch, LL.M., Assoz. Professor für Völkerrecht, Universität Leiden, Direktor des Kals-hoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law zu Antrag der Abgeord-neten Tom Koenigs, Omid Nouripour, Luise Amtsberg, weiterer Abgeordneter und der Fraktion Bündnis 90/DIE GRÜNEN, (BT-Drucksache 18/6341), Deutscher Bundestag, available at: https://www.bundestag.de/blob/420306/d054f4c92c1862c31900c6631d88f3a9/heinsch-data.pdf .

2016
Foreign Fighters and International Criminal Law,  in: Foreign Fighters and Interna-tional Law, A. de Guttry, F. Capone, Christophe Paulussen (eds.), T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague, pp. 161-185.
   
2015 Modernizing International Humanitarian Law: The Necessity of Dealing with the Challenges of 21st Century Warfare, in. Joris Voorhoeve, The Third Hague Peace Conference, The Hague 2015, pp. 22-25.
2015 Judicial ‘Law-Making’ in the Jurisrudence of the ICTY and ICTR in Relation to Prtecting Civilians from Mass Violence: How Can Judge-Made Law Be Brought into Coherence with the Doctrine of the Formal Sources of International Law, in: P. Amback, F. Bostedt, G. Dawson, S. Kostas (eds.), The Protection of Non-Combattants During Armed Conflict and Safeguarding the Rights of Victims in Post-Conflict Society, Essays in Honour of the Life and Work of Joakim Dungel, Brill/Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston.
2015 Conflict Classification in Ukraine: The Return of the “Proxy War”?, in: Internation-al Law Studies, U.S. Naval War College, 91 Int’l L. Stud 323 (2015), 323-360.
   
2014 Legal Maxims: Summaries and Extracts from selected case law of the International Criminal Court”, together with Thyla Fontein, in: G. Capaldo (Ed.), The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2013. New York: Oxford University Press.
2014 Die Verbreitungsarbeitsstrategie des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes, together with Katja Schoeberl, in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, HuV-I (03/2014), 108-112.
2014 Challenges of 21st Century Warfare - The Conduct Of Hostilities And International Humanitarian Law, Interim Report, ILA-Study Group, together with Terry Gill & Robin Geiss, available at http://www.ila-hq.org/download.cfm/docid/34387371-C1A3-4831-BFCC0A73C4ECDD5A.
   
2013 Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 2012, Editor with Terry D. Gill, Robin Geiß, and Tim McCormack , T.M.C. Asser Press (31 Decem-ber 2013).
2013 Legal Maxims: Summaries and Extracts from selected case law of the International Criminal Court”, together with Thyla Fontein, in: G. Capaldo (ed.), The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2012. New York: Oxford University Press .
2013 Lieber Code, in: Alexander Mikaberidize (ed.), Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes: An Encyclopedia, ABC Clio, June 2013.
2013 Case 02 before the ECCC, in: Andre Klip & Steven Freeland (eds.), Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals (2013).
2013 Methodology of Law-Making: Customary International Law and New Military Technologies, in: Dan Saxon (ed.) “International Humanitarian Law and the Chang-ing Technology of War”, Chapter 1, 17-41, Brill Martinus Nijhof (March 2013).
   
2012 Legal Maxims: Summaries and Extracts from selected case law of the International Criminal Court, in: G. Capaldo (Ed.), The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2011. New York: Oxford Uni-versity Press.
2012 The Geographical Scope of Application under International Humanitarian Law in Modern Warfare, in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 25/4 (2012), 184 - 192 (December 2012).
   
2011 Legal Maxims: Summaries and Extracts from selected case law of the International Criminal Court, in: G. Capaldo (Ed.), The Global Community Yearbook of Interna-tional Law and Jurisprudence 2010. New York: Oxford University Press.
   
2010    The Crime of Aggression After Kampala: Success or Burden for the Future?, in: Goettingen Journal of International Law 2 (2010), 715-743.
2010    Der Wandel des Kriegsbegriffs – Brauchen wir eine Revision des humanitären Völ-kerrechts? Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 23 (2010), 133-141.
2010    Legal Maxims: Summaries and Extracts from selected case law of the International Criminal Court, in: G. Capaldo (Ed.), The Global Community Yearbook of Interna-tional Law and Jurisprudence 2009 (pp. 385-407). New York: Oxford University Press.
   
2009    The International Committee of the Red Cross in Today’s International and Non-International Armed Conflicts, in: Zimmermann, Andreas / Giegerich, Thomas (eds.), A Wiser Century? – Judicial Dispute Settlement, Disarmament and the Laws of War 100 Years after the Second Hague Peace Conference, Berlin 2009
   
2008    How to achieve fair and expeditious trial proceedings before the ICC: Is it time for a more judge-dominated approach?, in: Sluiter, Goran / Stahn, Carsten (eds.), The Emerging Practice of the ICC, Martinus Nijhoff, 2009.
   
2007    The Development of International Humanitarian Law by the ICTY and ICTR, PhD thesis on ICTY/ICTR jurisprudence and their impact on the law-creating process in international law, Blue Book Series, Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag, September 2007 (in German: “Die Weiterentwicklung des humanitären Völkerrechts durch die Strafgerichtshöfe für das ehemalige Jugoslawien und Ruanda”).
   
2005    Overview on the International Criminal Court, with Sven Peterke, in: Humanitäres Völkerrecht – Informationsschriften 18 (2005), Center pages, pp. 1.
   
2004    Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi Special Tribunal,  in: BOFAX 281E, published by the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, avaible under www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/ ifhv/publications/bofaxe/x281E.pdf.
2004    Hegemony or Stability: Alternatives to the Militarisation of Politics after Septem-ber 11, in: “Humanitäres Völkerrecht-Informationsschriften” / Journal of Interna-tional Humanitarian Law 17 (2004), 125-127 (bookreview in German).
   
2003    Possibilities to Prosecute War Crimes Committed in Iraq, in: “Humanitäres Völker-recht-Informationsschriften” / Journal of International Humanitarian Law, 16 (2003), 132–138.
   
PRESENTATION AND SPEECHES IN INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW (SELECTION)
11/2016    The Role of ICL in Fostering Compliance with IHL, ICRC Panel Discussion, Asser Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands
10/2016    The Conduct Of Hostilities And International Humanitarian Law - Challenges of 21st Century Warfare, International Law Association Study Group, Excerpts from the Final Report, As Presented At The 77TH ILA Conference  In Johannesburg, South Africa, Italian Military Defense Academy, Rome
05/2015    International Humanitarian Law Perspectives on the Conflict in Syria, International Law Symposium – “The Syria Case and Challenges to International Law”, Kadir Has University, Istanbul.
12/2014    Ius in Bello and the Tallinn Cyber Warfare Manual: The Law of Armed Conflict Generally, Conference on “The Cyber Warfare Manual: A Detailed Assessment”, T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands
10/2014    Conflict Classification in the Current Ukraine Crisis, Ukraine: A Case Study in the Vialibility of International Law, Hosted by West Point Center for the Rule of Law, U.S. Military Academy / Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, U.S. Naval War College.
04/2014    Challenges of 21st Century Warfare - The Conduct Of Hostilities And International Humanitarian Law, presentation of interim report of ILA-study group, ILA bi-annual conference, Washington D.C., USA.
11/2013    21st Century Challenges to the Practice of Humanitarian Action: Dissemination of International Humanitarian Law, Conference “From Cold War to Drone War”, IFHV, Bochum University
05/2013    150 Jahre Rotes Kreuz: Neue Herausforderungen für das humanitäre Völkerrecht: Terrorismus, Drohnen und andere ferngesteuerte Waffen, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz, Kreisverband Stuttgart
10/2012     Prosecuting Violations of the Law of Armed Conflict through International Tribu-nals, IHL course, Utrecht University
08/2012     Sources of Public International Law, Summer School, Universiteit van Amsterdam
06/2012    Toxic Remnants of War and the Prohibition to Cause Excessive Collateral Damage to the Environment, Expert Work Shop, Exploring a Framework for Toxic Rem-nants of War, Free University, Berlin
04/2012     The new order of International Criminal Law, FHR Institute, Paramaribo, Suriname
01/2012     Deployment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and the Scope of the “Combat Zone”, Expert Workshop, Berlin, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
03/2011     The New Order of International Criminal Law, FHR Institute, Paramaribo, Suriname
01/2011    Cases in which Journalists Lose their Protection under IHL: When are Embedded Journalists Directly Participating in Hostilities?”, Conference “On the Front Line of Accountability – War Reporting and Related Contemporary Issues in International Humanitarian and Criminal Law”. T.M.C Asser Institute, The Hague
09/2010    The change of IHL – historical development and current challenges, Annual con-ference of the German Red Cross Lawyers, Berlin
07/2010    The Interplay between International Humanitarian and International Criminal Law - A coherent body of law or two separate disciplines?, Asser Institute, The Hague, Netherlands
03/2010    The Concept of War – Do we need a revision of IHL?, Bad Mergentheim, Yearly meeting of Armed Forces Legal Advisers and Red Cross Dissemination Officers
09/2009    Civil Military Co-operation and the Rule of Law from the Perspective of the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement, Conference on Civil Military Cooperation orga-nized by HiiL, Utrecht
08/2009    The Development from IHL to ICL and back, Kalshoven Competition on Interna-tional Humanitarian Law, Netherlands Red Cross, The Hague
09/2008    The Relationship between International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, Summer Course on Human Rights Law, Viadrina University Frankfurt/Oder, Germany
08/2008    The Applicability of International Humanitarian Law to UN Peace Forces, Brasili-an-German Conference on IHL, Joao Pessoa, Brasil
07/2007    Relations between the components of the Red Cross Movement and military bod-ies, Legal Advisors meeting IFRC, Geneva
07/2007    Armed Conflict of a Non-International Character, Baltic Summer Academy on In-ternational Humanitarian Law, Incukalns, Latvia
04/2007    Introduction to International Humanitarian Law, Seminar for legal trainees, Dres-den, Germany
11/2004    Prisoners at Guantánamo without Rights? – POWs and International Law (in Ger-man), Amnesty International, Cologne, Germany
08/2004    Implementation of International Humanitarian Law, Seminar for legal trainees, Münster, Germany
11/2003    Recent Challenges for International Humanitarian Law, Seminar for the Dissemina-tion of IHL, Ottenstein/Rastenfeld, Austria
   
PRESENTATIONS AND SPEECHES ON INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW (SELECTION)
10/2016        Difficulties in prosecuting drone-strikes under in-ternational criminal law, Expert Workshop on Drone Litigation, European Centre for European and Human Rights, Berlin, Germany
04/2016        Stellungnahme von Dr. Robert Heinsch, LL.M. zu Antrag der Abgeordneten Tom Koenigs, Omid Nouripour, Luise Amtsberg, weiterer Abgeordneter und der Frakti-on Bündnis 90/DIE GRÜNEN „Keine Straflosigkeit bei Kriegsverbrechen – Völkerstrafprozesse in Deutschland voranbringen“, Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin, Germany
04/2016        The International Court of Justice & The International Criminal Court –
Legal Basis, Structure and Functions, NATO Defense College Rome, Italy
08/2014        Der Internationale Strafgerichtshof – Entwicklung, Stand, Perspektiven, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz, Berlin, Sommerschule zum Humanitären Völkerrecht
06/2014        The Role of International Criminal Law for Global Peace, Guest Visit of TU Braunschweig, The Hague
05/2014        International and Transnational Criminal Law, FHR Institute, Paramaribo, Suriname
06/2013        The Role of States in International Criminal Law, ICL Summer Course, Asser Insti-tute, Den Haag
06/2013        150 Years of Red Cross & 10 Years of International Criminal Court: Status Quo, Challenges, and Future of the Fight Against Violations of International Humanitar-ian Law, Haagses Hogeschool, Den Haag
08/2012        Der Internationale Strafgerichtshof – Entwicklung, Stand, Perspektiven, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz, Berlin, Sommerschule zum Humanitären Völkerrecht
04/2011        The New Order of International Criminal Law, FHR Institute, Paramaribo, Suriname
03/2010        Will the proposed amendment of the crime of aggression contribute to international peace and security – or will it be a burden for the International Criminal Court?, Conference “From Peace to Justice: Understanding Insecurity”, Hague Coalition, The Hague
04/2010        The International Criminal Court and the Goldstone Report, Leiden Lecture Series on IHL
07/2008        Introduction to International Criminal Law, Lecture on the basic principles of in-ternational criminal law, Ruhr-University Bochum
04/2007         The Rome Statute: Lessons from the German Implementation Process, Seminar on the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the ICC, University of Helsinki, Finland
10/2006        The International Criminal Court, International Military Course on the Law of Armed Conflict, San Remo, Italy
11/2006        The Investigations in Uganda and DRC: Should the ICC also take care of the peace process?, 60 years after Nuremberg, Conference organised by the Human Rights Center of Nuremberg
2005 – 2007 Introduction to the International Criminal Court, International Criminal Court, Vis-itors Programme, The Hague
10/2004 National Implementation of the Rome Statute (in German),
Conference of the German Red Cross, Pfalzgrafenweiler, Germany
10/2004       The German Code of Crimes against International Law (in German),
Conference of the German Red Cross, Mühltal/Trautheim, Germany
08/2004        International Criminal Law – Development, Status, Perspectives (in German),
Summer School of the German Red Cross, Berlin
04/2004        Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law, (in German), Conference of the German Red Cross, Münster, Germany
03/2004        Implementation of International Humanitarian Law (in German),
Conference of the German Red Cross, Bad Pyrmont, Germany
12/2003        History and Theory of International Criminal Law (in English),
The ICC from the Perspective of Defence Lawyers, Academy of European Law, Trier, Germany
11/2003        National Implementation of ICTY and ICC (in German),
Conference of the German Red Cross, Pfalzgrafenweiler, Germany
11/2003        Current Challenges for International Humanitarian Law – Case Studies Yugoslavia and Iraq (in German), Conference of the Austrian Youth Red Cross, Ottenstein, Austria
09/2003        Introduction to International Criminal Law (in German),
Conference of the German Red Cross, Dresden, Germany
08/2003        War Crimes Trials – Selected Cases (in German)
International Criminal Law – Development, Status, Perspectives (in German),
Summer School of the German Red Cross, Berlin
06/2003        Possibilities to Prosecute War Crimes in Iraq before the ICC or an ad hoc Tribunal (in English), Conference of the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), The Hague
05/2003        The German Code of Crimes against International Law (in German),
Conference of the German Red Cross, Mühltal/Trautheim, Germany
04/2003        Implementation of International Humanitarian Law (in German),
Conference of the German Red Cross, Münster, Germany
11/2002        An Introduction to the International Criminal Court (in English),
Bonn International Model United Nations (BIMUN), Bonn, Germany
10/2002    The German Code of Crimes against International Law (in German),
Workshop of the German Red Cross, Mühltal/Trautheim, Germany
   
ATTENDANCE AT CONFERENCES & SUMMER SCHOOLS (SELECTION)
04/2014    108th Annual Meeting: ILA-ASIL Joint-Annual Meeting, Washing-ton D.C., USA
08/2012    75th ILA conference, Sofia, Bulgaria
09/2011    International Humanitarian Law and New Weapon Technologies, 34th Round Ta-ble on current issues of international humanitarian law, San Remo
10/2010    Technological Challenges for the Humanitarian Legal Framework, ICRC colloqui-um, College of Europe, Bruges
08/2010    De Iure Humanitatis: Peace, Justice and International Law, 74th Conference of the International Law Association, The Hague, Netherlands
08/2010    International Law 1989-2010: A Performance Appraisal, 4th Biennial Conference of the European Society of International Law, Cambridge, England
11/2007    A Wiser Century? – Judicial Dispute Settlement, Disarmament and the Laws of War, 100 Years after the Second Hague Peace Conference, International Symposi-um Held at Kiel, Germany
10/2007    Conference on the ICC at five years, Amsterdam Centre for International Law, University of Amsterdam
06/2006    Symposium: Legitimacy in International Law, Max Planck Institute for Compara-tive Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany
05/2004    International Criminal Justice - A Transatlantic Dialogue,
K.U.Leuven, Brussels, Belgium
06/2002    Seminar on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions to Commemorate their Adoption on 8 June 1977,
Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), The Hague
01/2002    Internationalised Criminal Courts and Tribunals: Practice and Prospects
Amsterdam Centre for International Law, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
06/2001    Strengthening the Implementation System of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law: Actual developments and Experiences
Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), The Hague
08/2000    Summer Course on International Humanitarian Law of the German Red Cross and the ICRC, German Red Cross, Berlin-Hangelsberg, Germany
02/1998    Conference about the Dissemination of the Geneva Conventions
German Red Cross, Bad Waldliesborn, Germany
   
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS
Since 02/2014    Member of the German Society of International Law (DGIR)
Since 2010    Member of the board of Editors of the Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (JILPAC), Bochum University
Since 2010    Member of the IHL-ICL Platform coordinated by the T.M.C. Asser Institute
Since 2008    International Criminal Court Case Matrix Advisor
2008    Visiting Lecturer at Ruhr-University Bochum (IHL and ICL)
2005 – today    Member of the German Working Group on International Criminal Law
8/2004    Reporter of the ICC Committee at the 71st Conference of the International Law Association (ILA), Berlin   
2004 – today    Associated researcher of the Bochum Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)
2003 – today     Member of the Pool of Experts for International Humanitarian Law of the German Red Cross
2003 – today     Corresponding author of the German Journal in International Humanitarian Law (“HuV-I”)
2003 – today    Member of the International Law Association (ILA) – German Branch
2001 – 2014     Member of the United Nations Association of Germany (DGVN)
1997 – 1999    Speaker of class of junior lawyers with the District Court of Cologne
   
OTHER
Languages:
German (mother tongue),
English (fluent),
French (working ability),
Dutch (working knowledge),
Latin

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