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Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Civilian Direct Participation in Hostilities, Classification of Conflicts, Conduct of Hostilities, Enforcement, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Public International Law

Rogier Bartels, LL.M. (Utrecht), LL.M. (Nottingham), is a legal officer in Chambers (Trial Division) at the International Criminal Court. He is also a research-fellow at the Military Law Section of the Netherlands Defence Academy, and an adjunct-lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches a course on Enforcement of IHL. Prior to his present positions, he worked, inter alia, at the Dutch National Prosecutor's Office, as an Associate Legal Officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and as a legal adviser at the IHL Division of the Netherlands Red Cross.

Mr. Bartels is a member of the research programme on "Law of Armed Conflict and Peace Operations" of the Amsterdam Center for International Law (of the University of Amsterdam), as part of which he is writing a PhD thesis on the legal challenges arising from so-called “transnational” armed conflict situations. He further participates in the Kalshoven/Gieskes Forum of Leiden University and the IHL-ICL Forum of the T.M.C. Asser institute.

Mr. Bartels regularly contributes to conferences and lectures as part of (summer) courses. His publications deal mainly with the scope of application of IHL, and the interplay of IHL and (international) criminal law. He blogs at