Jessica Dorsey J.D., LL.M.

Jessica Dorsey J.D. LL.M. is an ICCT Associate Fellow, and Project Officer in the Security and Disarmament department of PAX, where she carries out research and advocacy on issues related to the use and proliferation of armed drones as well as the effects of armed conflict on the environment. She is also the Coordinator of the European Forum on Armed Drones. At ICCT, her research concentrates mainly on foreign fighters and counter-terrorism-related human rights issues. Prior to joining PAX, she worked as a Researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, where she focused on international humanitarian law, international human rights law and international criminal law–specifically on legal issues and human rights implications surrounding the use of armed drones, including collaborating with the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. She has taught a summer program at Duke University on human rights and international criminal law and is the Assistant Editor of the international law weblog Opinio Juris.

Key Publications include:

Dorsey, J. and C. Paulussen. “Towards a European Position on Armed Drones and Targeted Killing: Surveying EU Counter-Terrorism Perspectives”, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague 6, no. 3 (2015).

Dorsey, J. “Accountability and Transparency in the United States’ Counter-Terrorism Strategy”, Perspectives, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague 6 (2015).

Dorsey, J. and C. Paulussen. “Boundaries of the Battlefield: A Critical Look at the Legal Paradigms and Rules in Countering Terorrism”, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague 4, no. 3 (2013).


Follow Jessica Dorsey on Twitter @jessicadorsey.