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Claire Simmons

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Government
Postgraduate Research Student
School of Law
 Claire Simmons
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    +44 (0) 1206 876516

  • Location

    5S.4.10, Colchester Campus

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Biography

Claire Simmons is a PhD candidate at the University of Essex Law School, focusing her research on the independence and impartiality of military justice systems under international law. She was previously a researcher at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre, working on the development of the Guidelines on Investigating Violations of International Humanitarian Law: Law, Policy, and Good Practice with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Claire has worked with the British Red Cross and local human rights organisations in Thailand, France and the UK. She holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law and Humanitarian Law from the University of Essex. Publications: Lubell, N., Pejic, J. and Simmons, C., "Guidelines on Investigating Violations of International Humanitarian Law: Law, Policy, and Good Practice", International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)/Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (September 2019)

Research and professional activities

Thesis

The independence and impartiality of military justice systems when investigating violations of international humanitarian law in armed conflict.

Supervisor: Professor Noam Lubell , Professor Francoise Hampson

Research interests

International Humanitarian Law

International Human Rights Law

Military Justice

International Criminal Law

International Refugee Law

Contact

csimmo@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 876516

Location:

5S.4.10, Colchester Campus