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Jan Willms

Research Project C8

Research Associate


Jan Willms read International Relations (major: Public International Law) at the TU Dresden and at the Université Paris X Nanterre, a course he completed with a Bachelor of Arts in 2006. In 2007 he obtained a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) in Public International Law from the University of Nottingham. Then (in 2007/2008), he worked as a Carlo-Schmid-Fellow for the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague. In 2008/2009 he was Legal Attaché in the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. Between 2010 and 2014 he was research associate in Subproject C8 and wrote his doctoral thesis about the enforcement of international humanitarian law, in particular about peace support operations and their obligations to cooperate with the ICC and other courts.


Selected Publications

Willms, Jan 2012. "Justice through Armed Groups' Governance - An Oxymoron?", SFB Working Paper Series Nr. 40. DFG Sonderforschungsbereich 700, Berlin: Freie Universität.

Without Order, Anything Goes? The Prohibition of Forced Displacement in Non-international Armed Conflict’, in International Review of the Red Cross, Vol. 91, no. 875, September 2009.

"Sticks, Carrots, Talks: Handlungsmöglichkeiten der EU im Streit über das nordkoreanische Atomprogramm Options of the EU in the Dispute over North Korea’s Atomic Programme" (with J Landmann) in A Brandt and A Niemann Interessen und Handlungsspielräume in der deutschen und europäischen Außenpolitik Interests and Rooms for Manoeuvre of the German and European Foreign Policy (TUD press, Dresden 2007).