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Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Children in Armed Conflict, Classification of Conflicts, Conduct of Hostilities, Human Rights in Armed Conflict, Implementation, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Non-State Armed Groups, Public International Law

<p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Jamie A. Williamson has worked in the field of International Law for over 16 years, with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations and Academia. Jamie A. Williamson is presently with the ICRC in Geneva as Legal Advisor responsible for providing legal and technical support to Common Law States.&nbsp;</p>

<p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">From 2008-2011, he served as the Legal Advisor at the ICRC Washington D.C. Regional Delegation, where he was responsible for ICRC legal activities in the U.S. and Canada, with particular focus on Guantanamo and military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. From 2005-2008, Jamie A. Williamson was the ICRC regional legal advisor based in Pretoria, South Africa, and assisted governments and international organizations in southern and eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean on the implementation of international humanitarian law, weapons treaties, and criminal repression for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.</p>

<p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Before joining the ICRC, Jamie A. Williamson worked for nearly ten years with the UN ad hoc international criminal tribunals in Tanzania and the Netherlands, and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Jamie A. Williamson worked on the first international judgments on the crimes of genocide (including the seminal Akayesu judgment) and war crimes in non-international armed conflicts. Jamie A. Williamson teaches at American University&rsquo;s Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and New England School of Law. He has published numerous papers on repression of war crimes, international justice, the laws of war, and contemporary challenges in modern day conflicts. He is a member of the Executive Committee of ASIL&#39;s Lieber Society and also Book Review Editor of the International Review of the Red Cross.&nbsp;</p>