Sandra Krähenmann

Sandra Krähenmann

Research Fellow

Areas of expertise

Qualification of Armed Conflict  /  International Human Rights Law  /  Counter-terrorism  /  States of Emergency  /  Positive Obligations  /  Extraterritoriality

Sandra Krähenmann is a Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy.

Her research focuses on the theory and practice of international law that applies in armed conflict and other situations of violence, including terrorism, and the intersection between transitional justice and peacebuilding in international law.

Previously, Dr Krähenmann worked in the law of armed conflict section at the Swiss Ministry of Defence, as a consultant for the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), and as a teaching assistant at both the Geneva Academy and the University of Geneva.

She holds a PhD in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Her doctoral thesis examined the doctrine of positive obligations in human rights treaties.

Taught Courses and Research Projects

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Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts (RULAC)

The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts project (RULAC) is a unique online portal that identifies and classifies all situations of armed violence that amount to an armed conflict under international humanitarian law (IHL). It is primarily a legal reference source for a broad audience, including non-specialists, interested in issues surrounding the classification of armed conflicts under IHL.

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Syria, Aleppo, Sheikh Massoud neighbourhood, near the frontline. Fighters of the Free Syrian Army. Project

‘Foreign Fighters’ and Counter-Terrorism

Against the background of the mobilization of ‘foreign fighters’ for the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, the Geneva Academy undertook various research projects to highlight and clarify a range of international law issues that arise through their participation and measures taken to stem their mobilization.

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A Ghanaian peacekeeper with the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) is pictured on guard duty during a visit by Karin Landgren, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMIL, in Cestos City, Liberia. Master in transitional justice - Course

International Law, Armed Conflict and Peacebuilding

This course provides an introduction to the international legal framework applicable to transitional contexts, with a special focus on armed conflict and peacebuilding.

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Cover of The Obligations of the State of Nationality or Habitual Residence, State of Transit, and State of Destination

The Obligations of the State of Nationality or Habitual Residence, State of Transit, and State of Destination

February 2016

Sandra Krähenmann

Andrea de Guttry, Francesca Capone and Christophe Paulussen, Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond, TMC Asser

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Cover of the Research Handbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Positive Obligations During Armed Conflict

October 2013

Sandra Krähenmann

Robert Kolb and Gloria Gaggioli, Research Handbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Edward Elgar Publishing

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The Scope Ratione Personae of the Compulsory Jurisdiction of the ICJ

October 2009

Sandra Krähenmann, Robert Kolb

Paola Gaeta, The UN Genocide Convention: A Commentary, Oxford University Press

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Cover of Human Rights in Times of Conflict and Terrorism

Human Rights in Times of Conflict and Terror. Second Edition (Forthcoming)

January 2017

Sandra Krähenmann, Louise Doswald-Beck

Oxford University Press

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