The Art of Facts

A LEGAL BLOG about Fact-finding and Armed ConflicTS

Facts about the Author


Theo Boutruche

Based in Paris, I am a lawyer with extensive legal research and field experience on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law issues. Currently the Humanitarian Law and Policy Course Director at Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP), I most recently worked at the International Commission of Jurists MENA Programme as legal adviser, at REDRESS as Post-Conflict Legal Adviser and at Amnesty International as the Researcher on the Democratic Republic of Congo. I also worked as an Associate Human Rights Officer within the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. I was also the IHL/Human Rights Expert of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Conflict in Georgia. As a consultant in international human rights and humanitarian law I conducted research, fact-finding work and training for various organisations in conflict and post-conflict settings such as the occupied Palestinian territory, Lebanon, Iraq, Georgia, DRC, Uganda and Kenya. I was a member of the Harvard Group of Professionals on Monitoring, Reporting and Fact-finding. I hold a Ph.D. in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva) and from the Aix-Marseille Faculty of Law (France). My Ph.D. thesis was on “The Prohibition of Superfluous Injury or Unnecessary Suffering in International Humanitarian Law”. I taught international law, human rights law and IHL in various universities, including the University College London, and I currently teach at SciencesPo Paris.