Eric Steinmyller

Eric Steinmyller

Consultant and Trainer on International Humanitarian Law and Maritime Law Enforcement Issues

Areas of expertise

International Humanitarian Law  /  Autonomous Weapons  /  Conduct of Hostilities  /  Explosive Weapons  /  Nuclear Weapons  /  Use of Force  /  Counterpiracy  /  Disarmament  /  Diplomatic Negotiation

Eric Steinmyller is a consultant and trainer on international humanitarian law (IHL) and maritime law enforcement issues in military and civil academies.

From 2013 to 2016 he worked as Security and Safety Manager of a shipping company based in Geneva whose vessels serve the offshore oil industry in the Gulf of Guinea.

Previously, Eric Steinmyller worked for the French Navy for 30 years, where he held the rank of Navy Captain with key expertise in the management of large teams at sea and onshore, crisis management (sea rescue, environment protection, drug trafficking, counter-piracy, counter-proliferation), IHL and international relations. He was notably Head of the Law of Armed Conflict Section at the French Ministry of Defence and Defence Attaché as Military Adviser to the Ambassador of France to the Conference on Disarmament.

In 2012, he was the project team leader in charge of founding a new military academy, L’Ecole des commissaires des armées in Salon-de-Provence.
Eric Steinmyller holds an MBA as well as a Master in the Protection of the Environment. He has been awarded the Legion of Honour, the Medal of Merit and the Medal of Maritime Merit.

Taught Courses

U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, provides security during Decisive Action Rotation 16-09 at the National Training Center in  Fort Irwin, Calif., Sept. 6, 2016. LLM - Course

The Conduct of Hostilities

This course aims to investigate international humanitarian law rules regulating the conduct of hostilities.

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