Stuart Casey-Maslen

Head of Research at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Dr Stuart Casey-Maslen is Head of Research at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, specializing in weapons law and compliance with international norms by armed non-state actors.

  • The use of nuclear weapons and human rights

    Dr Stuart Casey-Maslen is Honorary Professor at the University of Pretoria. He is the co-editor, with Gro Nystuen and Annie Golden Bersagel, of Nuclear Weapons under International Law, published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. He has participated in diplomatic conferences adopting weapons law treaties for UNICEF (the 1996 Amended Protocol II to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons), the ICRC (the 1997 Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention) and Norwegian People’s Aid (the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions), and served as a Legal Adviser to the Swiss delegation in the negotiation of the 2013 Arms Trade Treaty.

  • Pandora’s box? Drone strikes under jus ad bellum, jus in bello, and international human rights law

    Over the last ten years, the use of drones – unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aircraft2 – for military and counterterrorism purposes has seen explosive growth. This article looks at the legality of UAV strikes within and across borders, and within both armed conflict and situations of law enforcement.

  • International law and armed non-state actors in Afghanistan

    An effective legal regime governing the actions of armed non-state actors in Afghanistan should encompass not only international humanitarian law but also international human rights law. Although the applicability of international human rights law to armed non-state actors remains highly controversial its applicability to such actors exercising control over a population is slowly becoming more accepted.