Maya Brehm is a Researcher at the Geneva Academy.
Her research focuses on the regulation of weapons under international law. She conducts research into the legal requirements on the use of autonomous weapon systems under international humanitarian and human rights law and leads the Weapons Law Encyclopedia project.
Prior to joining the Academy, Maya led a research project at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) on the protection of civilians from the effects of explosive weapons.
Previously, Maya worked as a protection delegate with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and with civil society organizations in the field of arms control and disarmament.
She holds an MA in International Relations and an LLM in International Humanitarian Law.
This project examines the legal requirements that the use of autonomous weapon systems would need to comply with in a number of scenarios envisaged by proponents of increasing autonomy in weapon systems.
The Weapons Law Enyclopedia (WLE) is a pioneering online compilation of information, accessible to non-specialists, on weapon technologies, the humanitarian impacts of their use, and their regulation under public international law.
The Geneva Academy offers professional training on weapons law, covering a wide range of subjects including the definition of weapons; Article 36’s weapons review; means and methods of warfare or new weapons technologies.
Sur International Journal on Human Rights, vol. 22, Dec 2015
Caroline Harvey, James Summers, Nigel D. White, Contemporary Challenges to the Laws of War: Essays in Honour of Professor Peter Rowe, Cambridge University Press
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