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Leiden LL.M. students hand over IHL clinic report on “Cyber Warfare” to the Netherlands Red Cross

On Thursday, 17 September 2015, the latest project of the Leiden International Humanitarian Law Clinic (the IHL Clinic) on ‘Principles of International Humanitarian Law applied to Cyber Warfare’ was concluded and presented to the Netherlands Red Cross.


Photo by Netherlands Red Cross
Photo by Netherlands Red Cross

The team consisted of four students of Leiden University’s regular LL.M. in Public International Law: Ms. Anne Plouy, Ms. Claerwen O'Hara, Mr. Louis Léonet and Ms. Lucy Turner. The team was provided with supervision by Leiden alumni Ms. Eva Linaki, LL.M. and Ms. Pauline Malek, LL.M.; the project was coordinated by Ms. Christine Tremblay, LL.M. as well as Dr. Robert Heinsch. Together they handed the report over to the IHL Department of the Netherlands Red Cross.

The Leiden IHL Clinic is part of the of the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law (the Forum) and a platform in which students of the Leiden LL.M. program in Public International Law do research for various cooperation partners of the Forum. As of September 2015, ten research projects have been successfully concluded. The projects include topics involving use of certain means and methods of warfare, possible war crimes in conflict areas and variety of issues surrounding the application and interpretation of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law. For the upcoming winter semester of the academic year of 2015/2016 the Forum will conduct two research projects for two of the clinic’s cooperation partners. The projects are expected to last for four months, from the beginning of October 2015 to the end of January 2016. The projects will include a study trip to Tel Aviv, Israel, in November 2015 in order to meet and cooperate with the IHL Clinics from Emory Law School (Atlanta, USA), and Radzyner Law School (IDC, Herzliya, Israel).


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