Vacancy IHL researcher for Customary IHL Study (at British Red Cross – location Cambridge)

About the author(s):

Rogier is a researcher at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) and works at the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office. He holds LL.M-degrees from Utrecht University and the University of Nottingham. Before taking up his current positions, he was an associate legal officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and a legal adviser at the International Humanitarian Law Division of the Netherlands Red Cross.

Rogier is an adjunct-lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches international humanitarian law, and he co-convenes the Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict.

See below for the vacancy announcement for a researcher based at the Lauterpacht Centre in Cambridge, to work on the update for the ICRC’s Customary IHL Study:



The British Red Cross invites applications for the post of British Red Cross Research Fellow – International Humanitarian Law based at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law.

The British Red Cross is seeking to hire an international law researcher to update the collection of practice supporting the ICRC Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law.

Working as a member of a five-person research team based at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, the post-holder will analyse documents concerning world-wide practice in the area of international humanitarian law from a variety of sources and will incorporate the relevant parts of the documents into a database.

The ideal candidate will hold an LL.M. with a focus on international law or have the equivalent professional experience. A demonstrated understanding of relevant areas of international law, in particular of IHL, excellent analytical skills and the capability to work in a precise, structured and detailed manner are essential, as well as excellent written English and a good knowledge of French or Spanish.

Apply online via the British Red Cross website: 

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 22 September 2013.

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