Lindsey Cameron

Lindsey Cameron

Head of Thematic Legal Advisers, Legal Division, International Committee of the Red Cross

Areas of expertise

Qualification of Armed Conflict  /  Armed Non-State Actors  /  Conduct of Hostilities  /  Public International Law  /  State Responsibility

Lindsey Cameron is the Head of the Unit of Thematic Legal Advisers in the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Prior to joining the ICRC, Lindsey worked as a researcher at the University of Geneva. She has also worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Balkans and at the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Canada.

She holds a PhD in public international law from the University of Geneva, degrees in law and history from McGill University and the University of Toronto, and has published a number of books and articles on international humanitarian law.

Taught Courses

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The Implementation of International Humanitarian Law

This course will delve into one of the most challenging and important aspects of international humanitarian law (IHL) – its implementation in practice.

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The Impact of World War I on the Law Governing the Treatment of Prisoners of War and the Making of a Humanitarian Subject

November 2018

Lindsey Cameron, Neville Wylie

European Journal of International Law, Volume 29, Issue 4

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The Privatization of Peacekeeping: Exploring Limits and Responsibility under International Law

October 2017

Lindsey Cameron

Cambridge University Press

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The updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention – a new tool for generating respect for international humanitarian law

October 2016

Jean-Marie Henckaerts, Lindsey Cameron, Bruno Demeyere, Eve La Haye and Heike Niebergall-Lackner

in International Review of the Red Cross Volume 97, Issue 900, Cambridge University Press

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Privatizing War - Private Military and Security Companies under Public International Law

March 2013

Vincent Chetail, Lindsey Cameron

Cambridge University Press

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New Working Paper Examines the Role of Peacekeeping Operations in Ensuring Respect for IHL

5 October 2021

The UN Security Council and Common Article 1: Understanding the Role of Peacekeeping Operations in Ensuring Respect for IHL examines the applicability of article 1 common to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 – on the obligation to respect and ensure respect for IHL – to the UN, with a specific focus on peacekeeping operations.

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New Working Paper Discusses the Relevance of Smart Mix Measure in AI Governance and Regulation

1 October 2021

Our new Working Paper discusses how current initiatives on the regulation of artificial intelligence technologies should incorporate the protection and respect for human rights.

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28 October 2021, 15:00-16:00

This online IHL talk aims at shining light on some of the many legal, political and protection-related challenges stemming from the situation in Afghanistan.

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