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.
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.
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.
This course aims to give students an in-depth knowledge of the most crucial issues of international criminal law. After dealing briefly with the birth and evolution of international criminal law as a branch of public international law with regard to the so-called core crimes, the course focuses on the legal ingredients of each core crime (war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide).
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.
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.
Jérôme de Hemptinne
Proceedings of the 15th Bruges Colloquium, Collegium No. 45, Autumn 2015
Jérôme de Hemptinne
Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta, and Marco Sassòli, The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary
Jérôme de Hemptinne, Jean D'Aspremont