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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

Room 4.19
Tel.: +49 234 32-21661

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Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, Cultural Heritage Law, Legal Methodology

Since 11/2015 PhD Candidate in the German-Arab joint programme at Ruhr University Bochum, Lebanese American University, and the University of Jordan
08/2014 Master of International Laws (LL.M.), Maastricht University (The Netherlands)
Second year of LL.M. studies spent at the University of Sussex (United Kingdom)
01/2012 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Liberal Arts and Sciences, University College Maastricht (The Netherlands)
Exchange semester completed at the University of New South Wales (Australia)
05/2007 A levels (‘Abitur’), Otto-Kühne-Schule Godesberg (Germany)
2017 Journal Article: 'Recent Developments in the Protection of Cultural Heritage: Al Mahdi before the ICC', in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (forthcoming).
2017 Book review: 'Matthias Ruffert/Christian Walter, Institutionalised International Law, Nomos/C.H. Beck/Hart Publishing, Baden-Baden/Oxford 2015', in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (forthcoming).
2017 Journal Article (with R. McDermott,C. Lülf, P. Gibbons): 'International Law Applicable to Urban Conflict and Disaster', in: Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal (DPM) Vol. 26, Issue 4, pp. 553-564. 
2017 Bofax: 'Al Mahdi before the International Criminal Court (ICC): Reparations Order. ', No. 497D, 26 August 2017.
2015 Journal Article: 'Strengthening the principle of distinction? A critical appraisal of the ICRC’s continuous combat function' in: Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies (JIHLS) Vol. 6, Issue 2, pp. 377-413.
2015 Bofax: 'The Prosecutor v Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi: The first case to be brought before the ICC concerning alleged war crimes regarding the destruction of historical and religious monuments', No. 477E, 29 September 2015.
2014 Book review: ‘Pierre Thielbörger, The Right(s) to Water: The Multi-Level Governance of a Unique Human Right, Springer, Berlin / Heidelberg 2014’, in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, 27(1), p. 53.  
2012 Book review: ‘Stefan Galke, Die völkerrechtliche Beurteilung des Abschusses eines von Terroristen entführten Zivilluftfahrzeuges – Vor dem Hintergrund der Rolle und des Rechts der Vereinten Nationen, Verlag Dr. Kovac, Hamburg 2012’, in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, 25(4), pp. 220–221.
2012 Bofax: ‘Zum zehnjährigen Bestehen des IStGH und zum Amtsantritt von Fatou Bensouda als neue Chefanklägerin’ [On the 10 Year Anniversary of the ICC and on the Inauguration of Fatou Bensouda as the Chief Prosecutor], No. 208D, 2 Juli 2012.
09-10/2017 Two-week research stay at the Lebanese American University (LAU) in Beirut, Lebanon, including participation in a PhD workshop.
10-12/2016 Four-week research stay at Future Analytics in Dublin, Ireland within the framework of the Horizon 2020 Preparedness and Resilience to Address Urban Vulnerability Project (PRUV).
02/2018 'Introduction to International Humanitarian Law', Traning Seminar for Junior Lawyers and Dissemination Officers, German Red Cross, Münster (Germany).
11/2017 'Legal Frameworks for Urban Vulnerabilities: Preliminary Findings of work package III', PRUV Mid-Term Review, University College Dublin (Ireland).
10/2017 'The Protection of Cultural Property in (Armed) Conflict', Traning Seminar for Junior Lawyers and Dissemination Officers, German Red Cross, Bad Pyrmont (Germany)
10/2017 'Al Mahdi before the ICC', IFHV Research Colloquium, Bochum (Germany).
10/2017 'Tangible Cultural Heritage and Human Rights: Appraising the Added Value of Considering the Destruction of Cultural Property under Human Rights Law', IEE PhD Progress Presentation at the Lebanese American University, Beirut (Lebanon).
09/2017 Moderator at the expert workshop “The use of weapons and the right to life”, jointly organised by the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, the German Institute for Human Rights, and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin (Germany).
09/2017 'The interrelationship between resilience and urban cultural heritage', RC21 Conference “Rethinking Global Urban Justice”, University of Leeds, Leeds (England).
03/2017 'The Relationship Between the Protection of Cultural Heritage in Peacetime and in Armed Conflict', 27th Conference on International Humanitarian Law, German Red Cross, Ettlingen (Germany).
10/2016 'Strengthening the Protection of Cultural Property – A Human Rights Perspective', IEE PhD Presentation at the Lebanese American University, Byblos (Lebanon).
03/2016 'Cultural Property and Third Generation Human Rights', Panel: Third Generation Human Rights, World Conference on Humanitarian Studies, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).
07/2015 'The protection of cultural property in light of its deliberate destruction by non-state actors', IFHV Research Colloquium, Bochum (Germany).
Since 2017 Reviewer for scholarship applications for Ruhr University Bochum’s Research School Plus.
2016-17 Chair of the Joint Programme Committee of the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA).
Since 2016 Faculty representative of Ruhr University Bochum at the Joint Programme Committee of the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA).
2015-17 Officer for Gender Equality at the IFHV.
Since 2015 Deputy Representative of the academic staff at the IFHV Board of Directors.
Since 2015 Member of the Research Cluster 'The Effectiveness of Interventions and Policies for Development: social, political and legal science perspectives'.
2016 Research School Plus, Conference Organisation Grant (with Behmer/Lülf/Ramsayhe)
2016 Research School Plus, International Realisation Budge for the PhD project.
2015 IFHV Citizenship Award.

German (mother tongue), English (fluent), French (intermediate), Spanish (beginner)