Involving Nonstate Actors in Law-Making: Self-Regulation in the Private Security & Military Industry

With Dr. Daphné Richemond-Barak

Dr. Daphné Richemond-Barak holds a Maîtrise from Université Panthéon- Assas (Paris II), a Diploma in Legal Studies from Oxford University, an LL.M. from Yale Law School, and a Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, the European Commission Scholarship, the Hertford College Prize, and the Oxford Prize for Distinction.

Prior to joining the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel (IDC) in 2009,  Richemond-Barak worked at the International Court of Justice and spent several years in private practice at the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb. Richemond-Barak has acted as private counsel for international law firms and as a legal adviser to states, including the government of Colombia in its territorial dispute against Nicaragua before the International Court of Justice. At IDC, in addition to her teaching, she established and supervised the university’s participation in the Jean Pictet Competition in International Humanitarian Law, in which IDC won first place internationally in 2010 and 2011.

Richemond-Barak’s research has appeared in the European Journal of International Law, the Catholic University Law Review, the Hague Yearbook of International Law, the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal, among other publications. She is also author of Privatizing War: Legal, Moral, and Historical Reflections on the Status of Private Military Contractors (Oxford UP) and of the forthcoming seventh edition of The World Court: What It Is and How It Works (Martinus Nijhoff).

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