International Humanitarian Law / Qualification of Armed Conflict / International Criminal Court / International Criminal Law / International Crimes / Modes of International Responsibility / International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia / Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Jérôme de Hemptinne is a lecturer in international humanitarian law at the Universities of Louvain, Strasbourg and Lille.
His research focuses on modes of liability for international crimes, the qualification of armed conflicts and institutional aspects of international criminal courts and tribunals.
Jérôme de Hemptinne has worked at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon as a senior legal officer, the Office of Legal Counsel of the UN in New York and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, where he notably acted as Chef de Cabinet for the President.
He holds a law degree from the University of Louvain and two LLMs in Public International Law from the University of Cambridge and New York University.
This project intends to clarify the conditions of accountability for international crimes by providing a detailed assessment of the customary international law status of, in particular, the actus reus and mens rea elements of modes of liability: planning, instigating, conspiracy, direct and indirect perpetration, co-perpetration, the three forms of joint criminal enterprise, the doctrine of common purpose under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, command responsibility and aiding and abetting.
Syria, Old city of Aleppo. Destructed houses situated next to the frontline stand side by side alongside intact houses full of occupants just a few meters away from the frontlineExecutive Master - Course
This course aims to study, in depth, an emblematic example of the complexity of international humanitarian law and the challenges it raises: the classification of armed conflicts.
Jérôme de Hemptinne
Proceedings of the 15th Bruges Colloquium, Collegium No. 45, Autumn 2015
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Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta, and Marco Sassòli, The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary
Jérôme de Hemptinne, Jean D'Aspremont