Dr Theo Boutruche is the Humanitarian Law and Policy Course Director at the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP).
He has worked for various organizations in the field of international humanitarian law and human rights law, such as the International Commission of Jurists, Amnesty International, the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), the Norwegian Refugee Council, Freedom from Torture, Diakonia, REDRESS, Save the Children and the OHCHR.
He has conducted legal research and fact-finding missions in conflict and post-conflict settings such as Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Georgia, DRC, Uganda and Kenya.
His Ph.D. thesis on The Prohibition of Superfluous Injury or Unnecessary Suffering in International Humanitarian Law was awarded the 2009 ICRC Paul Reuter Prize for international humanitarian law.
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The legality of flamethrowers: Taking unnecessary suffering seriously
12 mins read Analysis / Conduct of Hostilities / Law and Conflict / New Technologies / Weapons Theo Boutruche