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Andrew CLAPHAM

PROFESSOR, INTERNATIONAL LAW
Spoken languages
English, French
Areas of expertise
  • Human rights
  • International courts and tribunals
  • International humanitarian law
  • International organisations, UN
  • Armed conflicts, violence
  • Arms control, disarmament
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Humanitarian action, intervention
  • International law (public, private)
  • Terrorism, crime

PROFILE

 

PhD, European University Institute, Florence

Andrew Clapham is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute. He was the first Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (June 2006 - July 2014). He teaches international human rights law, the laws of war, and public international law. Prior to coming to the Institute in 1997, he was the Representative of Amnesty International at the United Nations in New York. Andrew Clapham has worked as Special Adviser on Corporate Responsibility to High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to Sergio Vieira de Mello, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Iraq. He was elected as a Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists in 2013. He is currently serving as a member of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan.

EXPERTISE DETAILS

 

  • The international obligations of non-state actors under human rights law and under international humanitarian law

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

  • 'Human Rights in Armed Conflict: Metaphors, Maxims, and the Move to Interoperability', 12 Human Rights and International Legal Discourse (2018) 9-22
  • The 1949 Geneva Conventions, A Commentary (Oxford, Oxford University Press) (2015) 1760p
  • Brierly's Law of Nations: An Introduction to the Role of International Law in International Relations (Oxford, Oxford University Press) (2012) 576p
  • "Corporations and Criminal Complicity‟ in Human Rights, Corporate Complicity and Disinvestment, G. Nystuen, A. Follesdal, and O. Mestad (eds) Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, (2011), 222-242.
  • Lessico dei diritti umani (Vita e Pensiero, Milan) 2009 with Susan marks, translation of International Human Rights Lexicon
  • Realizing the Right to Health (Zurich: Rüffer and Rub) co-edited with Mary Robinson (2009) 576p
  • Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, Oxford University Press) (2007) 140p
  • Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, Oxford University Press) (Arabic translation)
  • Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors, (Oxford, Oxford University Press) (2006) 650p
  • International Human Rights Lexicon, with Susan Marks, (Oxford, Oxford University Press) (2005) 460p

ACTIVITIES

 

  • Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists

PERSONAL WEBSITE

 

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