Andrew Clapham

Andrew Clapham

Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Areas of expertise

International Humanitarian Law  /  Qualification of Armed Conflict  /  International Human Rights Law  /  Armed Non-State Actors  /  Arms Trade Treaty  /  Business and Human Rights  /  Counter-terrorism  /  Extraterritoriality  /  UN Human Rights Mechanisms  /  Weapons Law  /  Use of Force  /  European Human Rights Law

Andrew Clapham is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, which he joined in 1997, and an Associate Member of Matrix Chambers. He was also the first Director of the Geneva Academy (2007–2014).

Professor Clapham is an expert in international law, international human rights law and international humanitarian law, and has published widely on these issues. His current research focuses on the role of non-state actors in international law and related questions in human rights and humanitarian law. 

Before teaching at the Graduate Institute, Professor Clapham was the Representative of Amnesty International at the United Nations in New York. Since joining the Institute he has also worked as Special Adviser on Corporate Responsibility to the UN High Commissioner for Humanu Rights Mary Robinson, and Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to Sergio Vieira de Mello, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Iraq.

Taught Courses

Colombia, Medellín, Bellavista prison. The ICRC frequently visits the prisons of the country. Prison overcrowding is one of the main issues. LLM - Course

International Human Rights Law

This course provides a general introduction to international human rights law (IHRL). It examines the origins, foundations and sources of IHRL, as well as its institutions and dedicated enforcement mechanisms.

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Publications

Cover of the book Brierly's Law of Nations

Brierly's Law of Nations

August 2012

Andrew Clapham

Oxford University Press,501p

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Cover of the book The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

March 2014

Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta

Oxford University Press, 909p

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Cover of The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary

The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary

October 2015

Andrew Clapham, Marco Sassòli, Paola Gaeta

Oxford University Press, 1596p

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Cover of the book Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction

Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (Second Edition)

November 2015

Andrew Clapham

Oxford University Press, (2nd edn 2015) 183p

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