Jann Kleffner's picture
Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Classification of Conflicts, Conduct of Hostilities, Human Rights in Armed Conflict, Implementation, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Public International Law

Dr. Jann K. Kleffner LL.M. is Head of the International Law Centre and Associate Professor of International Law at the Swedish National Defence College. His research is on public international law, with a special focus on the law of armed conflict and peace operations, jus ad bellum, international criminal law, and human rights law (particularly in armed conflicts).

After studies in Germany, the UK and The Netherlands, Jann K. Kleffner obtained LL.M. and PhD degrees in international law from the University of Amsterdam Law School in The Netherlands. Prior to joining the Swedish National Defence College, he was Assistant Professor of International Law and Deputy Programme leader of the research programme on 'The Role of Law in Armed Conflict and Peace Operations', at the University of Amsterdam. He also served as executive member of The Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict and co-convenor of the Dutch Research Forum on the Law of Armed Conflict and Peace Operations. Dr. Kleffner has been a fellow of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, and of DePaul University Law School, Chicago, USA.

A member of the Committee on "Compensation for Victims of War"; of the International Law Association, Dr. Kleffner has served as expert and consultant for a number of inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, including the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Criminal Court, and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. He has also advised law firms in the areas of the law of armed conflict and international criminal law, in addition to fulfilling a number of editorial functions, including as Managing Editor and Member of the Editorial Board of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law.