Claire Simmons

Claire Simmons


Areas of expertise

Armed Conflicts  /  International Humanitarian Law  /  International Human Rights Law  /  International Refugee Law  /  Duty to Investigate

Claire Simmons conducts research on investigations in situations of armed conflict under the directorship of Professor Noam Lubell, Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy.

She previously worked as a research assistant on refugee law and the protection of displaced persons for Professor Geoff Gilbert at the University of Essex. She has also worked with the British Red Cross and local human rights organizations in Thailand, France and the UK.

Claire Simmons holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law and Humanitarian Law from the University of Essex.

Research Projects

Putis, Peru. The clothes of missing child found in a mass grave close to the village at the exhibition organized for the relatives of victimes. The family will be able to identify their missing relatives. Project


This project, initiated in 2014 by the Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law, Professor Noam Lubell, intends to identify, via expert meetings and research, a set of best practices that states should apply when they investigate or examine alleged violations or misconduct in situations of armed conflict.

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