Dr. Christophe Paulussen

Dr. Christophe Paulussen LL.M M.Phil is a Research Fellow at ICCT, a senior researcher international humanitarian law/international criminal law and coordinator of the Public International Law cluster at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, and coordinator of the inter-faculty research platform ‘International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Platform’. Christophe is also member of the editorial boards of the journal Security and Human Rights and the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, member of the Executive Board of the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law and jury member of the J.P.A. François Prize (Royal Netherlands Society of International Law). Before moving to The Hague, Christophe worked as an assistant professor at Tilburg University, where he defended, in 2010, his PhD thesis Male captus bene detentus? Surrendering suspects to the International Criminal Court. This thesis received a special mention from the Jury of the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award 2011 and has been used in proceedings before the ICC. Christophe’s areas of interest are international humanitarian law, international criminal law, in particular the law of the international criminal(ised) tribunals, and counter-terrorism & human rights, in particular the issue of foreign fighters. On the latter topic, he has advised the UN and the Council of Europe. He is also a contributor to and co-editor of the collected volume Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond (T.M.C. Asser Press/Springer Verlag, 2016). An updated list of publications can be found here. In addition to this, Christophe has been involved as project leader in the development and implementation of numerous lectures, conferences, expert meetings, databases, including the International Crimes Database, trainings, and needs assessment & capacity building missions in public international law-related projects.

Key Publications

Boutin, B., Douma, W., Van Ginkel, B., Guven, O., Haasnoot, R., Paulussen, C., Rijken, T., Warmenhoven, B., Wensink, W., Wesselink, R. and S. Wittendorp. The European Union’s Policies on Counter-Terrorism. Relevance, Coherence and Effectiveness, Study for the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament (2017)

Lismont, K., Nijman, J. and C. Paulussen.Mental Health and the Foreign Fighter Phenomenon: A Case Study from the Netherlands, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (2017)

Paulussen, C.Repressing the Foreign Fighters Phenomenon in Western Europe: Towards an Effective Response Based on Human Rights The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague 7, no. 10 (2016)

Boutin, B., Dorsey, J. and C. Paulussen. Towards a European Position on the Use of Armed Drones? A Human Rights Approach The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (2016)

Boutin, B., and C. Paulussen. From the Bataclan to Nice: A Critique of France’s State of Emergency Regime Asser Policy Brief, no. 2016-01 (2016)

Boutin, B., Chauzal, G., Dorsey, J., Entenmann, E., Van Ginkel, B., Jegerings, M., Paulussen, C., Pohl, J., Reed, A. and S. Zavagli. The Foreign Fighters Phenomenon in the European Union. Profiles, Threats and Policies The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague 7, no. 2 (2016)

Capone, F., de Guttry, A. and C. Paulussen. “Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond” T.M.C. Asser Press , 2016.

You can find his full biography here.