Cyprien Fluzin

Cyprien Fluzin

Teaching Assistant

Areas of expertise

International Humanitarian Law  /  International Human Rights Law  /  Armed Non-State Actors  /  International Criminal Law  /  Counter-terrorism  /  International Refugee Law  /  Public International Law  /  National Security

A PhD candidate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Cyprien Fluzin's research focuses on international legal issues arising from the participation of foreign ‘terrorist’ fighters in the armed conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

Prior to starting his PhD, Cyprien was a Fulbright and Arthur Sachs scholar at Harvard Law School, where he received an LLM. degree and worked as a research assistant for Harvard’s Program on International Law and Armed Conflict. Cyprien previously worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva on protection issues related to the Syrian and Iraqi conflicts, as well as Guantanamo. He was an assistant to Mr Valencia-Ospina at the UN International Law Commission, and an intern at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Council of Europe.

Cyprien received his undergraduate law degree from the University of Strasbourg, after completing part of his degree at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. He also holds a master’s degree in international law from the Graduate Institute, as part of which he spent some time at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).


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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 of 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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