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Dr Louise Arimatsu

Honorary Senior Research Fellow


Louise has been an Associate Fellow with the International Law programme at Chatham House since 2009. Between 2006 and 2011, she taught international law at University College London and the London School of Economics.  She is a graduate of the University of Nottingham (LLM) and the London School of Economics (PhD) and her areas of expertise include international criminal law, international humanitarian law, refugee law and international human rights law.  She was the Managing Editor of the Yearbook on International Humanitarian Law from 2009 until 2012. She is currently involved in a number of research projects including an investigation with the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism into the Snowden disclosures.

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Forthcoming works

Women Human Rights Defenders, Human Rights Law Review (2014)

Jus in Bello and the Rule of Law in Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict (Rain Liivoja & Tim McCormack eds., Routledge 2014).

The Classification of cyber warfare, in International Law and Cyberspace (Tsagouris & Buchan, eds. Elgar 2014).

International law and naval mines, Chatham House report (British Academy grant)

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