Rogier Bartels obtained his law degree from the University of Utrecht and a specialised LL.M. from the University of Nottingham. He is a Legal Officer in the Trial Division of the International Criminal Court. He is also a research-fellow at the Military Law Section of the Netherlands Defence Academy and an adjunct-lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches international humanitarian law (IHL). Prior to his present positions, he worked, inter alia, as researcher at the Netherlands Defence Academy, for the International Crimes Section of the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office, as an Associate Legal Officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and as a legal adviser at the IHL Division of the Netherlands Red Cross.
Rogier is a member of the research programme on “Law of Armed Conflict and Peace Operations” of the Amsterdam Center for International Law (of the University of Amsterdam), and participates in the Leiden University’s Kalshoven/Gieskes Forum on IHL. At the former university, he is writing a PhD thesis on the legal challenges arising from cross-border armed conflict involving non-State actors. His publications deal with IHL, international criminal law, and the interplay between these two branches of international law.
Rogier regularly speaks at conferences, and gives lectures as part of (summer) courses and trainings, such as those provided by Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection. He is the co-editor of the Armed Groups and International Law blog.