International Law
Andrew Clapham profil

On the War Path

Andrew Clapham, Geneva Graduate Institute
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Geneva Graduate Institute, Maison de la paix, room P1-745

The International Law Department is pleased to host Andrew Clapham of the  Geneva Graduate Institute



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On the War Path

Prof Andrew Clapham is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute. He was the first Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (June 2006 - July 2014). He teaches international human rights law, the laws of war, and public international law. Prior to coming to the Institute in 1997, he was the Representative of Amnesty International at the United Nations in New York. Andrew Clapham has worked as Special Adviser on Corporate Responsibility to High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to Sergio Vieira de Mello, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Iraq. He was elected as a Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists in 2013. He served as a member of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan from 2017 to 2023.

His paper can be accessed via SSRN. We kindly ask you to download and read it beforehand. In addition to discussing the paper, Prof Clapham will also explain the various uses of SSRN as well as his personal engagement with the platform.

Portia Mbabazi Karegaya will serve as the discussant for this session. Portia is currently pursuing a PhD in the International Law Department of the Graduate Institute. Her profile can be accessed here.

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