|Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Civilian Direct Participation in Hostilities, Classification of Conflicts, Conduct of Hostilities, Detention in Armed Conflict, Human Rights in Armed Conflict, Humanitarian Law in Practice, International Humanitarian Law, Public International Law, Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Nathalie Weizmann is Senior Director of the Counterterrorism and Human Rights Project. Ms. Weizmann carries out legal research and writing on legal and policy issues relating to national security and the intersection of international humanitarian law and human rights law. Her work includes generating white papers, blog posts and other publications; soliciting research from experts; coordinating a research and discussion group, and engaging in outreach to U.S. and foreign governments, civil society and other actors.
Prior to joining the Human Rights Institute, Ms. Weizmann spent seven years as a legal adviser with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), both at Geneva headquarters and in the field. At ICRC headquarters she provided legal analysis and expertise on developments relating to weapons and international humanitarian law, and led the ICRC in advocacy and negotiations of the Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations. Ms. Weizmann also worked as a legal adviser for the ICRC delegation covering Iraq where she visited detainees held by Multi-National Forces and worked to improve judicial guarantees and internment review procedures. Ms. Weizmann has also worked for various NGOs, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and as an associate in commercial litigation with Ogilvy Renault (now Norton Rose Fulbright) in Canada.
Ms. Weizmann received degrees in common law and civil law from McGill University’s Faculty of Law in 2000, and obtained an LL.M. in international humanitarian law and human rights law from Geneva’s Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in 2006.