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Jacques Hartmann is Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the LLM in International Law & Security. He has extensive experience teaching and practicing international law. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University, where he also worked as Research Associate at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. He has taught international and human rights law in various capacities at universities in the UK, including Durham, Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as overseas, and is currently Visiting Lecturer at La Sabana University, Colombia. Prior to joining Dundee University, Jacques worked as Legal Officer at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representing Denmark at diplomatic conferences and before the International Court of Justice. He has experience collaborating with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, including the International Committee of the Red Cross.


Jacques’ research interests focus on general issues of public international law, particularly relating to security, transnational crime and human rights. His published works address questions of international peace and security, criminal cooperation, extradition, immunity and jurisdiction. Between 2003 and 2016, he has been co-compiler of the section on state practice in the British Yearbook of International Law published by Oxford University Press.  Jacques also regularly contributes to the International Committee of the Red Cross Project on Customary International Humanitarian Law.


Public International Law

International Criminal Law

Transnational Crime and Counter-Terrorism

International Law and Security

Public Law


  • KZ Law of Nations
  • Extradition
  • Human Rights
  • Immunity
  • Jurisdiction
  • Transnational Criminal Law
  • International Law
  • Public International Law

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Research Output 2005 2018

The United Nations Security Council’s Legislative and Enforcement Powers and Climate Change

Boyle, A., Hartmann, J. & Savaresi, A. 2018 Climate Change and the UN Security Council. Scott, S. & Ku, C. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 101-130 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Amicus Brief – Human Rights and Climate Change

Savaresi, A., Cismas, I. & Hartmann, J. May 2017 26 p.Australia : Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions

Research output: Other contribution

human rights
climate change
human rights violation

Danmark og Den Europæiske Menneskerettighedskonvention

Hartmann, J. 2017 Denmark: Ex Tuto Publishing. 208 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access
human rights convention
human rights
freedom of opinion

Scotland’s Relationship with the EU after Brexit: Lessons from the Faroes

Hartmann, J. 29 Mar 2017 University of Edinburgh

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access

Danmarks indsats i udviklingen af nye regler i den humanitære folkeret: Københavnprocessen om tilbageholdelse, håndtering og overdragelse af fanger i internationale militæroperationer

Hartmann, J. 2016 Robust Mandat: - juridiske udfordringer ved danske militære missioner i det 21. århundrede . Vedel Kessing, P. & Laursen, A. (eds.). DJØF, p. 263-305 42 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Innovation in Teaching

Jacques Hartmann (Recipient), 11 May 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Visiting Fellow

Jacques Hartmann (Recipient), 1 Feb 2017

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


Activities 2013 2018

Press / Media

The Philippines is demanding justice for climate change

Jacques Hartmann, Annalisa Savaresi & Ioana Cismas


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Why the world is looking to the Philippines for climate justice

Jacques Hartmann, Annalisa Savaresi & Ioana Cismas


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research


In Search of a Definition for International Terrorism: Balancing Sovereignty and Cosmopolitanism

Author: Margariti, S., 2015

Supervisor: Kirk, E. (Supervisor), Hartmann, J. (Supervisor) & McAuliffe, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy