Researchers and research fellows

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altDr. Stuart Casey-Maslen
Head of Research


Stuart Casey-Maslen is Head of Research at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. He is an international lawyer specialising in weapons law and the international law of law enforcement. He has written a commentary on the 1997 Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention and co-edited a commentary on the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, both published by Oxford University Press. He has edited a book on weapons under international human rights law and is co-editing a book on nuclear weapons under international law, both due to be published in 2013 by Cambridge University Press.

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altDr. Christophe Golay
Research Fellow


Christophe Golay is the Coordinator of the Project on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at the Academy. His main research areas are related to the right to food, access to justice for victims of human rights violations and the work of the UN Special Procedures on economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR). He is undertaking research for the Swiss Government on ESCR and is teaching Professional Trainings in ESCR at the Academy

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Dr.Sandra Kraehenmann
Research Fellow


Sandra Krähenmann is a Research Fellow at the Academy focusing on the development of criteria and indicators in order to determine the existence of armed conflicts as well as conflict-affected and high risk areas. Previously, Sandra worked at the law of armed conflict section of the Swiss Ministry of Defense, as a consultant for the International Commission of Jurists and as a teaching assistant at both the Geneva Academy and the University of Geneva.

 

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altDr. Milena Costas Trascasas
Research Fellow


Milena Costas is a Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Her two main research lines are the use of force by law enforcement personnel in the context of social protests and the use of drones and robots under international humanitarian law and human rights. Before joining the Academy she has been Research Fellow at the University Jaume I of Castellón and at the University of Milan. She has also worked as legal expert for the human rights division of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

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altMaya Brehm
Researcher


Maya Brehm is a Geneva Academy researcher focusing on the development of the Weapons Law Encyclopaedia. Prior to joining the Academy, Maya led a research project at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research on the protection of civilians from the effects of explosive weapons. Previously, she worked as protection delegate with the International Committee of the Red Cross and with civil society organizations in the field of arms control and disarmament in Geneva and abroad.

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altValentina Cadelo
Researcher
 

Valentina Cadelo is a researcher at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, working with Dr. Frank Haldemann and Rachelle Kouassi on the research project entitled "Historical Injustices, Reparations and International Law". Her main area of research concerns reparation for gross violations of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law.

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Rachelle Kouassi
Researcher


Kouassi Rachelle works with Dr. Frank Haldemann on the research project of the Geneva Academy of International Law and Human Rights entitled "Historical Injustices, Reparations and International Law". She is currently a PhD student in Law at the University of Geneva, under the joint direction of Professor Paola Gaeta and Dr. Frank Haldemann.

 

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Marina Mattirolo
Researcher 


Marina Mattirolo is a researcher with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Her main research area concerns reactions by armed non-state actors to international norms.Prior to joining the Academy she worked for the International Commission of Jurists as an associate legal adviser.

 

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