Visiting date: 3 - 4 March 2016
Prof. Dr. Jann K. Kleffner LL.M. is Professor of International Law and Head of the International Law Centre at the Swedish Defence University. His research is on public international law, with a special focus on the law of armed conflict and peace operations, jus ad bellum, international criminal law, and human rights law (particularly in armed conflicts).
After studies in Germany, the UK and The Netherlands, Jann K. Kleffner obtained LL.M. and PhD degrees in international law from the University of Amsterdam Law School in The Netherlands. Prior to joining the Swedish Defence University, he was Assistant Professor of International Law and Deputy Programme leader of the research programme on 'The Role of Law in Armed Conflict and Peace Operations', at the University of Amsterdam. Professor Kleffner has been a fellow of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa at the University of Pretoria, the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, and of DePaul University Law School, Chicago, USA.
A member of the Committee on 'Compensation for Victims of War' and of the Study Group on the Conduct of Hostilities of the International Law Association, Professor Kleffner has served as expert and consultant for a number of states, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, including the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Criminal Court, and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. He has also advised law firms in the areas of the law of armed conflict and international criminal law, in addition to fulfilling a number of editorial functions, including as Managing Editor and Member of the Editorial Board of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law.