The Art of Facts

A LEGAL BLOG about Fact-finding and Armed ConflicTS

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Theo Boutruche

Based in Lebanon, I am a lawyer with extensive legal research and field experience on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law issues. Currently a legal adviser at the International Commission of Jurists MENA Programme, I worked as Post-Conflict Legal Adviser at REDRESS and I was the Amnesty International Researcher on the Democratic Republic of Congo. I worked previously 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 am 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 Notre-Dame and USEK universities in Lebanon.