Amsterdam Center for International Law

Mr R.J. (Rogier) Bartels LLM


  • Faculty of Law
    Dep. Public International Law and European Law
  • Visiting address
    Oudemanhuispoort
    Oudemanhuispoort 4-6  Amsterdam
    Room number: 312
  • Postal address:
    Oudemanhuispoort  4-6
    1012 CN  Amsterdam
  • R.J.Bartels@uva.nl
    T: 0205252632

Profile

Rogier obtained his law degree from the University of Utrecht (2003) and a specialised LL.M. from the University of Nottingham (2004). He is a Legal Officer in the Trial Division of the International Criminal Court and a research-fellow at the Military Law Section of the Netherlands Defence Academy. Prior to his present positions, he worked, inter alia, as a researcher at the Netherlands Defence Academy, for the International Crimes Section of the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office, as an Associate Legal Officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and as a legal adviser at the IHL Division of the Netherlands Red Cross.

He has given (guest) lectures at a number of universities and military academies, in the Netherlands and abroad. From 2009-2014, he taught a course on international humanitarian law (IHL) as adjunct-lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, and in 2014-2015, he taught the master course on International Criminal Law at the University for Peace in Costa Rica.

Rogier is a member of the research programme on “Law of Armed Conflict and Peace Operations” of the Amsterdam Center for International Law (of the University of Amsterdam), and participates in the Leiden University’s Kalshoven/Gieskes Forum on IHL. At the former university, he is writing a PhD thesis (working title: “'The Legal Regime of ‘Transnational Armed Conflicts’ under IHL”) on the legal challenges arising from cross-border armed conflict involving non-State actors. His publications deal with IHL, international criminal law, and the interplay between these two branches of international law.

Rogier frequently speaks at conferences, and gives lectures as part of (summer) courses and trainings, such as those provided by Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection. He is the co-editor of the Armed Groups and International Law blog and regularly contributes to other international law blogs.

 

Research

Mr Bartels's research interests concern international humanitarian law and the related fields international law, such as international criminal law , international human rights law, and the law on the use of force. His doctoral research focusses on the classification of contemporary armed conflict under IHL and specifically analyses so-called 'transnational armed conflicts' (i.e., conflicts between states and non-state actors, or non-state actors amongst themselves, that are not confined to the territory of a single state). These situations do not fit neatly in either of the two recognised legal categories of armed conflict. Recently, such situations have been referred to in literature as an 'extra-territorial' or 'transnational armed conflict'. His research aims to explore the scope of application of IHL to and the (international) legal problems arising from such transnational conflict situations. He is supervised by Prof. Terry Gill (UvA/ Netherlands Defence Academy ) and Prof. Jann Kleffner (Swedish National Defence College).

His research is conducted within the joint research programme on 'The Role of Law in Armed Conflict and Peace Operations'  of the Amsterdam Center for International Law (of the UvA) and the Netherlands Defence Academy .

 

Publications

  • 'Law, Justice and a Potential Security Gap: The "Organization" Requirement in International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law', Journal of Conflict and Security Law (forthcoming, available in advance access) - together with Katharine Fortin, pp 1-20
  • 'Denying Humanitarian Access as an International Crime in Times of Non-International Armed Conflict: The Challenges to Prosecute and Some Proposals for the Future', 48(3) Israel Law Review (2015), pp 281-307
  • 'Legitimacy and ICC Jurisdiction following Security Council Referrals', in Nobuo Hayashi and Cecilia M. Bailliet (eds), The Legitimacy and Effectiveness of International Criminal Tribunals (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2015).
  • 'From Jus in Bello to Jus Post Bellum: When do Non-International Armed Conflicts End?', in Carsten Stahn, Jennifer S. Easterday and Jens Iverson (eds), Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Normative Foundations (Oxford University Press 2014), pp 297-314
  • 'Discrepancies between International Humanitarian Law on the Battlefield and in the Courtroom: the Challenges of Applying International Humanitarian Law During International Criminal Trials', in Marielle Matthee, Birgit Toebes and Marcel Brus (eds), Armed Conflict and International Law: In Serach of the Human Face - Liber Amicorum in Memory of Avril McDonald (T.M.C. Asser Press 2013), pp 339-378
  • 'Dealing with the Principle of Proportionality in Armed Conflict in Retrospect: the Application of the Principle in International Criminal Trials', 46(2) Israel Law Review (2013), pp 271-315
  • Six commentaries, inter alia, to Articles 9, 51 and 68 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court', in Paul De Hert, Matthias Holvoet, Jean Flamme & Olivia Struyven (eds), Code of international criminal law and procedure, annotated (Larcier 2013), pp 210-213 
  • 'Verspreiding en verbreiding van het humanitair oorlogsrecht in vredestijd - De rol van nationale Rode Kruis/Rode Halve Maan verenigingen', 103(1)  Militair Rechtelijk Tijdschrift (2010)
  • 'Timelines, Borderlines and Conflicts: The Historical Evolution of the Legal Divide between International and Non-International Armed Conflicts', 91  International Review of the Red Cross No. 873 (2009), pp 35-67
  • 'Gewapend conflict is geen eenduidig begrip', 4  International Humanitair Recht in de Kijker (2008)
  • 'National Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies and International Humanitarian Law', 3  Israel Defense Forces Law Review (2007-2008), pp 58-69
  • 'Humanitarian Intervention After 9/11: The Link between Ius ad Bellum and Ius in Bello', in Willem J.M. van Genugten, Michael P. Scharf & Sasha E. Radin (eds.), Criminal Jurisdiction 100 years after the 1907 Hague Peace Conference - Proceedings of the 8th Hague Joint Conference (2007) , T.M.C. Asser Press (2009) (Chapter 9)
  • 'Ondanks (verdrags)verplichtingen geen mensenrechteneducatie in Nederland?', 83(43)  Nederlands Juristenblad (5 December 2008) (with Barbara Oomen en Ton van den Brandt)
  • 'Definitie van gewapend conflict: Hoe "binnenlands" is "niet-internationaal"', 83(38)  Nederlands Juristenblad (31 October 2008) (with Jeroen van den Boogaard) (and accompanying 'Naschrift' in Vol. 84 Issue 6 of 13 February 2009)
  • Book Review of: Paul Ducheine, Krijgsmacht, Geweldgebruik & Terreurbestrijding, 177(9)  Militaire Spectator (2008)
  • 'Prosecutor v. Galić - Commentary', in André Klip and Göran Sluiter (eds), Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals 15: The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Vol. 14 October 2003 - 5 December 2003 (Intersentia 2008)     

 

 

Contact details

r.j.bartels@uva.nl

+31 (0)6 24633492

2017

  • Bartels, R. J. (2017). Legitimacy and ICC Jurisdiction following Security Council Referrals: Conduct on the Territory of Non-Party States and the Legality Principle. In N. Hayashi, & C. Bailliet (Eds.), The Legitimacy of International Criminal Tribunals (pp. 141-178). (Studies on international courts and tribunals). Cambridge U.P..

2016

  • Bartels, R., & Fortin, K. (2016). Law, justice and a potential security gap: the 'organization' requirement in international humanitarian law and international criminal law. Journal of conflict & security law, 21(1), 29-48. DOI: 10.1093/jcsl/krv018  [details] 

2015

  • Bartels, R. (2015). Denying humanitarian access as an international crime in times of non-international armed conflict: the challenges to prosecute and some proposals for the future. Israel Law Review, 48(3), 281-307. DOI: 10.1017/S0021223715000175  [details] 

2014

  • Bartels, R. (2014). From jus in bello to jus post bellum: when do non-international armed conflicts end? In C. Stahn, J. S. Easterday, & J. Iverson (Eds.), Jus post bellum: mapping the normative foundations (pp. 297-314). Oxford: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685899.003.0017  [details] 

2013

  • Bartels, R. (2013). Dealing with the Principle of Proportionality in Armed Conflict in Retrospect: The Application of the Principle in International Criminal Trials. Israel Law Review, 46(2), 271-315. DOI: 10.1017/S0021223713000083  [details] 
  • Bartels, R. (2013). Discrepancies between international humanitarian law on the battlefield and in the courtroom: the challenges of applying international humanitarian law during international criminal trials. In B. Toebes, M. Brus, & M. Matthee (Eds.), Armed conflict and international law: in search of the human face: Liber amicorum in memory of Avril McDonald (pp. 339-378). The Hague: Asser Press. DOI: 10.1007/978-90-6704-918-4_14  [details] 

2010

  • Bartels, R. (2010). De rol van nationale Rode Kruis/Rode Halve Maan verenigingen: verspreiding en verbreiding van het humanitair oorlogsrecht in vredestijd. Militair Rechtelijk Tijdschrift, 103(1), 22-32. [details] 

2009

  • Bartels, R. (2009). Timelines, borderlines and conflicts: the historical evolution of the legal divide between international and non-international armed conflicts. International review of the Red Cross = Revue internationale de la Croix-Rouge, 91(873), 35-67. DOI: 10.1017/S1816383109990191  [details] 

2016

  • Bartels, R. J. (Author). (2016). Oxford Guidance on Humanitarian Relief Operations: Comments on Arbitrarily Withholding Consent and the Status of the Guidance. Just Security.

2013

  • Bartels, R. J. (2013). Transnational Armed Conflict: Does it Exist? In Scope of Application of International Humanitarian Law : Proceedings of the 13th Bruges Colloquium on International Humanitarian Law (pp. 114-128)

2009

  • Bartels, R. (2009). Humanitarian intervention after 9/11: the link between 'ius ad bellum' and 'ius in bello'. In M. P. Scharf, S. E. Radin, & J. M. van Genugten (Eds.), Criminal jurisdiction 100 years after The 1907 Hague Peace Conference: proceedings of The Eighth Hague Joint Conference held in The Hague, The Netherlands, 28-30 June 2007 (pp. 219-226, 237-241). The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press. [details] 

2008

  • Bartels, R. (2008). National Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies and international humanitarian law. Israel Defense Forces law review, 3, 58-69. [details] 

2013

  • Bartels, R., & Wagner, N. (2013). Resolution 827, 25 May 1993 - International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, statute. Art. 15: Rules of procedure and evidence. In M. Holvoet, J. Flamme, O. Struyven, & P. De Hert (Eds.), Code of international criminal law and procedure, annotated (pp. 678-680). (Larcier law annotated). Brussels: Larcier. [details] 
  • Bartels, R., & Wagner, N. (2013). Resolution 995, 8 November 1994 - International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, statute. Art. 14: Rules of procedure and evidence. In P. De Hert, M. Holvoet, J. Flamme, & O. Struyven (Eds.), Code of international criminal law and procedure, annotated (pp. 769). (Larcier law annotated). Brussels: Larcier. [details] 
  • Bartels, R., & Wagner, N. (2013). Resolution 995, 8 November 1994 - International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, statute. Art. 7: Territorial and temporal jurisdiction. In P. De Hert, M. Holvoet, J. Flamme, & O. Struyven (Eds.), Code of international criminal law and procedure, annotated (pp. 755-759). (Larcier law annotated). Brussels: Larcier. [details] 
  • Bartels, R., & Wagner, N. (2013). Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Art. 51: Rules of procedure and evidence. In M. Holvoet, J. Flamme, O. Struyven, & P. De Hert (Eds.), Code of international criminal law and procedure, annotated (pp. 210-213). (Larcier law annotated). Brussels: Larcier. [details] 
  • Wagner, N., & Bartels, R. (2013). Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Art. 68: Protection of the victims and witnesses and their participation in the proceedings (§ 1.2-2). In P. De Hert, M. Holvoet, J. Flamme, & O. Struyven (Eds.), Code of international criminal law and procedure, annotated (pp. 323-331). (Larcier law annotated). Brussels: Larcier. [details] 
  • Wagner, N., & Bartels, R. (2013). Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Art. 9: Elements of Crimes. In P. De Hert, M. Holvoet, J. Flamme, & O. Struyven (Eds.), Code of international criminal law and procedure, annotated (pp. 63-68). (Larcier law annotated). Brussels: Larcier. [details] 

2009

  • Bartels, R., & van den Boogaard, J. (2009). Naschrift. Nederlands Juristenblad, 84(6), 374-375. [274]. [details] 

2008

  • Bartels, R., & van den Boogaard, J. (2008). Definitie van gewapend conflict: hoe 'binnenlands' is 'niet internationaal'? Nederlands Juristenblad, 83(38), 2414-2418. [details] 
  • Oomen, B., van den Brandt, T., & Bartels, R. (2008). Ondanks (verdrags)verplichtingen geen mensenrechteneducatie in Nederland. Nederlands Juristenblad, 83(43), 2697-2698. [details] 

2016

  • Ducheine, P. A. L., & Bartels, R. J. Als Jitse Akse IS-strijders heeft gedood, kan dit aan te merken zijn als moord

Keynote / invited lecture

  • Bartels, Rogier (invited speaker) (23-5-2017): The Impact of Occupation on the Classification of Conflicts and Applicable Rules of IHL for the Purposes of (International) Criminal Law, 12th Annual Minerva-ICRC Conference on International Humanitarian Law, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Bartels, Rogier (invited speaker) (10-3-2017): The role of human rights law in the proceedings before the International Criminal Court, Righting wrongs: Enforcing human rights, administering international criminal justice, London, United Kingdom.
  • Bartels, Rogier (invited speaker) (20-10-2016): Terrorist groups as parties to an armed conflict, Bruges Colloquium on International Humanitarian Law, Bruges, Belgium.
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