International Humanitarian Law / Qualification of Armed Conflict / International Human Rights Law / Armed Non-State Actors / Counter-terrorism / States of Emergency / Positive Obligations / Extraterritoriality
Dr Sandra Krähenmann is a Senior Policy and Legal Adviser at Geneva Call.
She conducts legal research on the impact of counter-terrorism on human rights law and international humanitarian law, during the last two years with a particular focus on measures to stem the so-called foreign fighter phenomenon. She has written a series of articles on these topics and is currently co-authoring a book on the protection of human rights in times of terror and conflicts.
Previously, Sandra Krähenmann was a Senior Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy, where, amongst others, she was the lead researcher for the RULAC project, a website that analyses whether or not situations of armed violence amount to an armed conflict under international humanitarian law.
Before joining the Geneva Academy, Sandra Krähenmann worked for the Swiss Ministry of Defense, as a consultant for various NGOs and as a teaching assistant at the University of Geneva.
She holds a PhD in international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
ICRCExecutive Master - Course
This course focuses on the specific issues that arise for the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights in times of armed conflict and how human rights apply together with international humanitarian law in times of armed conflict.
Davi Mendes/UnsplashMaster in transitional justice - Course
This introductory course provides a mapping of the various fields of international law in order to give students a birds’ view on the relevant legal frameworks, their main rules relevant for transitional justice processes, their respective scopes of application, and their implementation mechanisms.
This online short course focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
Frank Haldemann and Thomas Unger, The United Nations Principles to Combat Impunity. A Commentary, Oxford University Press
Andrea de Guttry, Francesca Capone and Christophe Paulussen, Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond, TMC Asser
Our teaching enables specialists to apply legal frameworks to complex situations and challenging processes.
We provide training and short courses for professionals who want to deepen their expertise in a specific issue.
Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.
Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.