Farnaz Dezfouli Asl
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Farnaz Dezfouli Asl is an LL.M graduate from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (2019). She holds a Master’s degree in Public International Law from Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran (2018) and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Guilan University in Rasht (2013). She has several years of experience working for the United Nations, NGOs and the private sector on topics such as private security, business and human rights, the protection of refugees and labour rights in Iran and Geneva. Prior to herwork with the chair, she worked as a Human Rights Associate with the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nouakchott, Mauritania. She conducted training and capacity building activities for the security forces including the military, gendarmerie, police and peacekeeping missions on IHL, IHRL, gender and immigration issues.
At the moment, she works as a research associate on the "Dynamics of Security Project" and is a PhD candidate in PublicInternational Law under the supervision of Dr Professor Marauhn.
Her academic interests include the interplay between IHRL and IHL, the use of force in counter-terrorism operations, and the Implementation of IHL through human rights mechanisms and history and sources of IHL.