Dr. Agnieszka Jachec-Neale (@JachecNeale) is Lecturer in Law at University of Exeter. Agnieszka is an expert researcher and lecturer with practical insight into how international law is applied in during armed conflict and in transitional environments (stabilization operations). In addition to her affiliation with the Exeter Law School, Agnieszka has also taught at the Strategy and Security Institute of Exeter University (MSc in Strategy) and acts as Academic co-Lead at Humanitarian Disaster and Relief Theory (MSc Extreme Medicine), Exeter Medical School. She specializes in teaching law to non-lawyers and has engaged over the years in numerous courses focusing on training professionals from armed forces, humanitarian action and civil service.
Agnieszka has over five years’ experience alone working in the field missions in south eastern Europe, where she specialized in monitoring domestic war crimes trials and in the enforcement of human rights standards in emerging democracies. She has extensive field experience in serving throughout with the Kosovo crisis and in post-war Croatia with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). In the past she has been involved in managing and implementing major projects and producing analytical as well multi-disciplinary reports in the fields of international humanitarian law and international human rights. This involved working on Legislationline.org project in OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Rule of Law in Warsaw and supporting work of Croatian Ombudsman.
Agnieszka has later worked as a Research Fellow for the British Institute of International and Comparative Law where she developed research specialising in the laws of armed conflict and subsequently as Associated Fellow in the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).
Since 2018 she holds a position of President of the International Humanitarian Law Committee and sits on the Board of Directors of International Society of Military Law and Laws of War.
Dr Jachec-Neale presents papers at conferences, roundtables and workshops around the world, including the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law and Australian Bar Association and to specialist gatherings such as Bruges Colloquium on International Humanitarian Law or ICC Office of the Prosecutor Seminar Series.