Dr. Christophe Paulussen LL.M. M.Phil. is an Associate Fellow at ICCT, a senior researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Acting Chair of the Executive Board and Academic Director of the institutie. He coordinates the institute's research strand 'In the public interest: accountability of the state and the prosecution of crimes', as well as the inter-faculty research platform 'International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Platform'. Christophe is also editor-in-chief of the journal 'Security and Human Rights', member of the Executive Board of the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law, member of the Editorial Board of the 'Journal of Human Trafficking, Enslavement and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence' and member of the Board of Advisors to the Editorial Board of the 'Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law.' 

Acting Chair of the Executive Board and Academic Director of the Asser Institute

Christophe's areas of interest are international humanitarian law, international criminal law, in particular the law of the international criminal(ised) tribunals, and counter-terrorism & human rights, in particular the issue of foreign fighters. On the latter topic, he has advised several national delegations, as well as the EU, the Council of Europe and the UN. He has written extensively in all the above-mentioned areas, including in the 'International Criminal Law Review', the 'Journal of Conflict & Security Law', the 'European journal of Criminology' and the 'Journal of International Criminal Justice'. He is also co-editor of the books 'Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond', 'Fundamental Rights in International and European Law: Public and Private Law Perspectives', 'Legal Responses to Transnational and International Crimes: Towards an Integrative Approach', 'Human Dignity and Human Security in Times of Terrorism' and 'Returning Foreign Fighters: Responses, Legal Challenges and Ways Forward'. 

An updated list of publications can be found here

In addition to this, Christophe has been involved as project leader in the development and implementation of numerous lectures, conferences, expert meetings, databases, including the International Crimes Database and the Foreign Terrorist Fighters Knowledge Hub, trainings, and needs assessment & capacity building missions on public international law-related topics. 

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