Qualification of Armed Conflict / International Human Rights Law / Counter-terrorism / States of Emergency / Positive Obligations / Extraterritoriality
Dr Sandra Krähenmann conducts legal research on the impact of counter-terrorism on human rights law and international humanitarian law, during the last two years with a particular focus on measures to stem the so-called foreign fighter phenomenon. She has written a series of articles on these topics and is currently co-authoring a book on the protection of human rights in times of terror and conflicts. In addition to teaching at the Geneva Academy, Sandra Krähenmann is also a lecturer for the Boston University Study Abroad Program in Geneva.
Previously, Sandra Krähenmann was a Senior Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy, where, amongst others, she was the lead researcher for the RULAC project, a website that analyses whether or not situations of armed violence amount to an armed conflict under international humanitarian law.
Before joining the Geneva Academy, Sandra Krähenmann worked for the Swiss Ministry of Defense, as a consultant for various NGOs and as a teaching assistant at the University of Geneva.
She holds a PhD in international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
UN Photo/Stuart PriceProject
This project aims at mapping various existing accountability mechanisms, in the context of military interventions, through the lens of the requirements of a transitional justice process in order to identify possibilities and gaps.
The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts project (RULAC) is a unique online portal that identifies and classifies all situations of armed violence that amount to an armed conflict under international humanitarian law (IHL). It is primarily a legal reference source for a broad audience, including non-specialists, interested in issues surrounding the classification of armed conflicts under IHL.
ICRCExecutive Master - Course
This course focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfillment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
ICRCMaster in transitional justice - Course
This course provides an introductory overview of international law principles relating to accountability for human rights atrocities more generally. It introduces students to the relevant sources, mechanisms and actors, as well as the limits to accountability under international law.
This course focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
Frank Haldemann and Thomas Unger, The United Nations Principles to Combat Impunity. A Commentary, Oxford University Press
Select Proceedings of the European Society of International Law 2016
Andrea de Guttry, Francesca Capone and Christophe Paulussen, Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond, TMC Asser