Nathalie Weizmann

Member, Board of Editors

Nathalie Weizmann (@nweizmann) is Senior Legal Officer with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, where her work focuses on International Humanitarian Law as it relates to the protection of civilians and humanitarian activities. Before joining the U.N., she was Senior Director of the Counterterrorism and Human Rights Project at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute, carrying out research and writing on legal and policy issues relating to U.S. national security, IHL and international human rights law. Earlier, she was a legal adviser with the International Committee of the Red Cross, both at Geneva headquarters and in the field, examining issues ranging from judicial guarantees and procedural safeguards of persons deprived of their liberty, to autonomous weapons and responsible arms transfers, and representing the ICRC in Arms Trade Treaty negotiations. She has also worked for various human rights NGOs, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and in private legal practice with Ogilvy Renault (now Norton Rose Fulbright) in Canada.

Nathalie is a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Science and Faculty of Law, and of the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva.

Articles by this author:

When War Comes to School

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May 29th, 2019

Painting Within the Lines: The UN’s Newest Resolution Criminalizing Financing for Terrorists—Without Imperiling Humanitarian Activities

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Mar 29th, 2019

International Law is Meant to Prevent What’s Happening in Yemen–On Humanitarian Relief Operations and Starvation

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Nov 17th, 2017

Why Syria’s New De-Escalation Areas Should Not Be Confused with “Safe Zones”

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May 5th, 2017

‘Forever War’ Symposium Offers Timely Perspective on Trump’s Policies

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Feb 13th, 2017

Trump’s “Safe Areas” in Syria — An Explainer on International Law

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Jan 27th, 2017

Are the U.S. and U.K. parties to the Saudi-led armed conflict against the Houthis in Yemen?

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Sep 22nd, 2016

When Do Countries Have to Investigate War Crimes?

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Sep 14th, 2015

What Happens if American-Trained Rebels Commit War Crimes?

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Aug 18th, 2015

A Drone Strike and the Debate on the Geography of the War Against al-Qaeda and its Associates

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Jul 14th, 2015

Questions That Should be Asked About Seal Team 6 and the Laws of War

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Jun 22nd, 2015

When Does Int’l Humanitarian Law Call for Releasing Prisoners in Armed Conflicts

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Apr 2nd, 2015

International Law on the Saudi-Led Military Operations in Yemen

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Mar 27th, 2015

Associated Forces and Co-belligerency

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Feb 24th, 2015

Why U.S. being a party to armed conflict in Afghanistan may not end soon

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Jan 7th, 2015

State Responsibility and Reparation for Torture as a Violation of IHL

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Dec 10th, 2014