Noam Lubell

Noam Lubell

Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy and Professor of Public International Law and Head of the School of Law at the University of Essex

Areas of expertise

International Humanitarian Law  /  International Human Rights Law  /  Armed Non-State Actors  /  Autonomous Weapons  /  Counter-terrorism  /  Use of Force  /  Self-Defence  /  Duty to Investigate  /  New Technologies  /  Cyber

Noam Lubell is the Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law (Swiss IHL Chair) at the Geneva Academy. He is Professor of Public International Law and Head of the School of Law at the University of Essex and also the Rapporteur of the International Law Association's Committee on the Use of Force.

He has taught, researched and published on a variety of topics related to international human rights (HR) law and the law of armed conflict, and is recognized as a leading expert in these fields.

As the Swiss IHL Chair, he initiated a research project in 2014, The Duty to Investigate under International Law. Through expert meetings and research, this project aims to identify standards that states should apply when they investigate or examine alleged violations or misconduct in situations that involve combat, conflict or use of force.

Prior to joining the University of Essex, Professor Lubell spent four years as a lecturer at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland. He also co-directed the International Law Amicus Curiae Clinic at the Concord Research Centre, Israel. He was Visiting Professor at Case Western Reserve University in the US, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

In addition to his academic work, Professor Lubell has worked for various organizations including HR NGOs dealing with the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. He has also provided consultancy and training in international HR and the laws of armed conflict for NGOs like Amnesty International, government bodies and the BBC. From 2007–2011 he was a member of the Executive Committee of Amnesty International (Ireland).

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

The Duty to Investigate Under International Law

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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Publications

Cover of the book Extraterritorial Use of Force Against Non-State Actors

Extraterritorial Use of Force Against Non-State Actors

May 2010

Noam Lubell

Oxford University Press

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Imminence in an Uncertain World

January 2015

Noam Lubell

Marc Weller, The Oxford Handbook of the Use of Force in International Law, Oxford University Press

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The Global Battlefield: Drones and the Geographical Extension of Armed Conflict

March 2013

Noam Lubell, Nathan Derejko

Journal of International Criminal Justice, Volume 11 Issue 1

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Lawful Targets in Cyber Operations: Does the Principle of Distinction Apply?

June 2013

Noam Lubell

International Law Studies

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