Lindsey Cameron

Lindsey Cameron

Head of Thematic Legal Advisers, Legal Division, International Committee of the Red Cross

Areas of expertise

Qualification of Armed Conflict  /  Armed Non-State Actors  /  Conduct of Hostilities  /  Public International Law  /  State Responsibility

Lindsey Cameron is the Head of the Unit of Thematic Legal Advisers in the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Prior to joining the ICRC, Lindsey worked as a researcher at the University of Geneva. She has also worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Balkans and at the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Canada.

She holds a PhD in public international law from the University of Geneva, degrees in law and history from McGill University and the University of Toronto, and has published a number of books and articles on international humanitarian law.

Taught Courses

Colombia, Chocó Department. A member of the ELN armed group is reading an ICRC handout about the principles of the international humanitarian right and the obligation to respect the lives of the civilian population, health personnel, and the sick or wound Executive Master - Course

The Implementation of International Humanitarian Law

This course will delve into one of the most challenging and important aspects of international humanitarian law (IHL) – its implementation in practice.

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Côte d'Ivoire,  Abidjan, military instruction center in Akandjé. An ICRC dissemination session on international humanitarian law for the 1st bataillon of commando paratroopers. Short Course

The Implementation of International Humanitarian Law

This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, will cover the ‘nuts and bolts’ of implementation, including national legislation, dissemination and training, and discuss the mechanisms such as the International Fact-Finding Commission, as set out in the treaties.

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Publications

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The Impact of World War I on the Law Governing the Treatment of Prisoners of War and the Making of a Humanitarian Subject

November 2018

Lindsey Cameron, Neville Wylie

European Journal of International Law, Volume 29, Issue 4

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The Privatization of Peacekeeping: Exploring Limits and Responsibility under International Law

October 2017

Lindsey Cameron

Cambridge University Press

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The updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention – a new tool for generating respect for international humanitarian law

October 2016

Jean-Marie Henckaerts, Lindsey Cameron, Bruno Demeyere, Eve La Haye and Heike Niebergall-Lackner

in International Review of the Red Cross Volume 97, Issue 900, Cambridge University Press

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Cover of the book Privatizing War - Private Military and Security Companies under Public International Law

Privatizing War - Private Military and Security Companies under Public International Law

March 2013

Vincent Chetail, Lindsey Cameron

Cambridge University Press

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