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Prof. Andrew Clapham
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Prof. Andrew Clapham

Andrew is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva

Academic Associate

Andrew is Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and he was the first Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. He specialises in international human rights and has acted in several ECHR cases. He has been a special adviser on Corporate Responsibility to the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, and was adviser on international humanitarian law to the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. He was the Representative of Amnesty International at the United Nations in New York from 1991-1997, and has participated as the representative of Amnesty International in numerous inter-governmental meetings as well as in Amnesty International missions to Mozambique, Rwanda, Burundi and Liberia. Andrew was involved in the cases of Osman v UK and Georgia v Russia (II) before the European Court of Human Rights.

Called 1985, Andrew has a practice in international human rights and humanitarian law, international criminal law, and UN law. He has advised on cases before the European Court of Human Rights and acted as legal adviser and representative for the Government of Solomon Islands for the drafting of the Statute of the International Criminal Court (1998). He also participated as the representative of the International Commission of Jurists in the negotiations in Kampala for the amendment to the Rome Statute to include the crime of aggression, and in the diplomatic conferences in New York for an Arms Trade Treaty 2012-2013. In 2014 Andrew was nominated as an Arbitrator under the UN Law of the Sea Convention.

As Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Andrew teaches human rights law, humanitarian law and public international law.

International Human Rights Lexicon, with Susan Marks, (Oxford, Oxford University Press) (2005) 460p ( translated into Italian, Vita e Pensiero, 2009)

Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors, (Oxford, Oxford University Press) (2006) 650p, (translated into simplified Chinese and published by Law Press China 2013(.

Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction, (Oxford, Oxford University Press) (2007)

  1. translated into Turkish, Dost Kitabevi Yayinlari, 2010,
  2. translated into Korean, Hankyoreh Publishing Co, 2010,
  3. translated into Swedish Fri Tanke, Stockholm, 2011,
  4. translated into Arabic Shorouk Cairo, 2011,
  5. translated into German Reclam, 2013,
  6. second revised edition in English, 2015,
  7. translated into Thai, Openworlds, 2016,
  8. translated into Spanish, Ediciones Universidad Católica de Chile, 2021,
  9. translated into Portuguese, Dialética, 2022.

Brierly’s Law of Nations: An Introduction to the Role of International Law in International Relations 7th edn (Oxford: Oxford University Press) (2012) 501p. ( Chinese version translated by Professor Lijiang Zhu, (Beijing, China University of Political Science and Law Press) (2018).

Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict co-editor with P. Gaeta (Oxford, Oxford University Press)(2014) 909p

Geneva Conventions 1949: A Commentary co-editor with P. Gaeta and M. Sassòli (Oxford, Oxford University Press) (2015) 1651p

The Arms Trade Treaty: A Commentary, co-author with S. Casey-Maslen, G. Giacca and S. Parker, (Oxford, Oxford University Press) (2016) 502p

War (Oxford, Oxford University Press) (July 2021) 530p

 

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Prof. Andrew Clapham
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Andrew is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva

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Prof. Andrew Clapham

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Andrew is Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and he was the first Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. He specialises in international human rights and has acted in several ECHR cases. He has been a special adviser on Corporate Responsibility to the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, and was adviser on international humanitarian law to the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. He was the Representative of Amnesty International at the United Nations in New York from 1991-1997, and has participated as the representative of Amnesty International in numerous inter-governmental meetings as well as in Amnesty International missions to Mozambique, Rwanda, Burundi and Liberia. Andrew was involved in the cases of Osman v UK and Georgia v Russia (II) before the European Court of Human Rights.

Called 1985, Andrew has a practice in international human rights and humanitarian law, international criminal law, and UN law. He has advised on cases before the European Court of Human Rights and acted as legal adviser and representative for the Government of Solomon Islands for the drafting of the Statute of the International Criminal Court (1998). He also participated as the representative of the International Commission of Jurists in the negotiations in Kampala for the amendment to the Rome Statute to include the crime of aggression, and in the diplomatic conferences in New York for an Arms Trade Treaty 2012-2013. In 2014 Andrew was nominated as an Arbitrator under the UN Law of the Sea Convention.

As Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Andrew teaches human rights law, humanitarian law and public international law.

Publications

International Human Rights Lexicon, with Susan Marks, (Oxford, Oxford University Press) (2005) 460p ( translated into Italian, Vita e Pensiero, 2009)

Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors, (Oxford, Oxford University Press) (2006) 650p, (translated into simplified Chinese and published by Law Press China 2013(.

Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction, (Oxford, Oxford University Press) (2007)

  1. translated into Turkish, Dost Kitabevi Yayinlari, 2010,
  2. translated into Korean, Hankyoreh Publishing Co, 2010,
  3. translated into Swedish Fri Tanke, Stockholm, 2011,
  4. translated into Arabic Shorouk Cairo, 2011,
  5. translated into German Reclam, 2013,
  6. second revised edition in English, 2015,
  7. translated into Thai, Openworlds, 2016,
  8. translated into Spanish, Ediciones Universidad Católica de Chile, 2021,
  9. translated into Portuguese, Dialética, 2022.

Brierly’s Law of Nations: An Introduction to the Role of International Law in International Relations 7th edn (Oxford: Oxford University Press) (2012) 501p. ( Chinese version translated by Professor Lijiang Zhu, (Beijing, China University of Political Science and Law Press) (2018).

Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict co-editor with P. Gaeta (Oxford, Oxford University Press)(2014) 909p

Geneva Conventions 1949: A Commentary co-editor with P. Gaeta and M. Sassòli (Oxford, Oxford University Press) (2015) 1651p

The Arms Trade Treaty: A Commentary, co-author with S. Casey-Maslen, G. Giacca and S. Parker, (Oxford, Oxford University Press) (2016) 502p

War (Oxford, Oxford University Press) (July 2021) 530p

 

Click here for a complete list.


Andrew's Privacy Notice

Andrew is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Andrew needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which he is instructed. To read Andrew’s privacy notice in full, please see here.