Jérôme de Hemptinne

Jérôme de Hemptinne

Lecturer at the University of Louvain, Sciences-Po Paris, and the University Catholic of Lille

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 and international criminal law at the University of Louvain, Sciences-Po (Paris), and the University Catholic of Lille. He is currently coordinating a research project (financed by the FNS) on the protection of animals during warfare. He also conducted researches on modes of liability for international crimes, the qualification of armed conflicts, and institutional aspects of international criminal courts and tribunals.

Jérôme de Hemptinne worked at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon as a senior legal officer, the Office of Legal Counsel of the United Nations in New York and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, where he notably acted as Chef de Cabinet for the President. He drafted and negotiated the rules of procedure and evidence of the Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic.

Jérôme de Hemptinne 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. Jérôme de Hemptinne also holds a PhD from the University of Geneva on the changing nature of armed conflicts (published with Pedone in 2019).

Taught Courses

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The Classification of Armed Conflicts

This course examines an emblematic example of the complexity of international humanitarian law and the challenges it raises: the classification of armed conflicts.

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Past projects

RESEARCH

Modes of Liability for International Crimes

Completed in 29 October 2019

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Publications

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Modes of Liability in International Criminal Law

July 2019

Jérôme de Hemptinne, Robert Roth, Elies van Sliedregt

Cambridge University Press

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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

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The prohibition of Reprisals

October 2015

Jérôme de Hemptinne

Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta, and Marco Sassòli, The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary

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Droit international humanitaire, Thèmes choisis

October 2012

Jérôme de Hemptinne, Jean D'Aspremont

Pedone

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UNMISS Peacekeepers News

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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Afghanistan

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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