Jérôme de Hemptinne

Jérôme de Hemptinne

Lecturer at the Universities of Louvain, Strasbourg and Lille, and Researcher at the Geneva Academy

Areas of expertise

International Humanitarian Law  /  Qualification of Armed Conflict  /  International Criminal Court  /  International Criminal Law  /  International Crimes  /  Modes of International Responsibility  /  International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia  /  Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Jérôme de Hemptinne is a lecturer in international humanitarian law at the Universities of Louvain, Strasbourg and Lille. He is also a Researcher at the Geneva Academy.

His research focuses on modes of liability for international crimes, the qualification of armed conflicts and institutional aspects of international criminal courts and tribunals.

Jérôme de Hemptinne has worked at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon as a senior legal officer, the Office of Legal Counsel of the UN in New York and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, where he notably acted as Chef de Cabinet for the President.

He holds a law degree from the University of Louvain and two LLMs in Public International Law from the University of Cambridge and New York University.

Taught Courses and Research Projects

ICC Trial Chamber VIII declares Mr Al Mahdi guilty of the war crime of attacking historic and religious buildings in Timbuktu and sentences him to nine years’ imprisonment Project

Modes of Liability for International Crimes

This project intends to clarify the conditions of accountability for international crimes by providing a detailed assessment of the customary international law status of, in particular, the actus reus and mens rea elements of modes of liability: planning, instigating, conspiracy, direct and indirect perpetration, co-perpetration, the three forms of joint criminal enterprise, the doctrine of common purpose under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, command responsibility and aiding and abetting.

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ICRC Executive Master - Course

The Classification of Armed Conflicts

This course aims to study, in depth, an emblematic example of the complexity of international humanitarian law and the challenges it raises: the classification of armed conflicts.

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East Timor, Dili, burnt houses Executive Master - Course

The Law of Non-International Armed Conflicts and Other Contested Issues

This course examines the other main purpose of international humanitarian law (IHL), which is to mitigate human suffering caused by war. It enables a careful evaluation of the various IHL rules intended to help protect vulnerable persons, such as civilians and prisoners of war, as well as property during armed conflict.

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Publications

Cover of Droit international humanitaire, Thèmes choisis

Droit international humanitaire, Thèmes choisis

October 2012

Jérôme de Hemptinne, Jean D'Aspremont

Pedone

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Cover of The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary

The prohibition of Reprisals

October 2015

Jérôme de Hemptinne

Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta, and Marco Sassòli, The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary, pp. 575-596.

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Cover of Panorama des régimes d’internement et d’emprisonnement dans les conflits armés internationaux

Panorama des régimes d’internement et d’emprisonnement dans les conflits armés internationaux

October 2015

Jérôme de Hemptinne

Proceedings of the 15th Bruges Colloquium, , Collegium No. 45, Autumn 2015, pp. 19-30

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