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Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Civilian Direct Participation in Hostilities, Classification of Conflicts, Conduct of Hostilities, Detention in Armed Conflict, Enforcement, Human Rights in Armed Conflict, Humanitarian Access, Humanitarian Law in Practice, Humanitarian Principles, Implementation, International Humanitarian Law, Non-State Armed Groups, Occupation Law, Protected Persons, Protection of Civilians, Public International Law

Mr. Arjen Vermeer (MA and LL.M Leiden University; MAS University Centre for International Humanitarian Law, Geneva) is currently a humanitarian legal and policy consultant and lecturer at Leiden University, The Netherlands. Formerly a legal and policy adviser to the Netherlands Red Cross Society in which capacity he mainly dealt with issues of IHL and other (international) humanitarian affairs in the context of the Netherlands. Arjen is founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies ( Moreover, he has assisted Dr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, Special Rapporteur on the topic of Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters, UN International Law Commission in the period 2007-2012. Furthermore, Arjen has been working as an IHL & ICL researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Netherlands and as an official for the Dutch Ministry of Justice.