Brussels School of International Studies

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John Heieck

PhD student

Brussels School of International Studies

John Heieck is currently reading for a PhD in International Law and teaching the module Public International Law.

John Heieck began his studies at the BSIS in September 2012 as a full-time PhD research student in the International Law program. Previously, John earned his Bachelor of Arts in 2002 from the University of Notre Dame (US), Juris Doctor in 2007 from the Creighton University School of Law (US), and Master of Laws in 2010 from the Leiden University School of Law (Netherlands).

John is a licensed and active attorney in good standing before the Nebraska Supreme Court, where his practice is focused on appellate litigation. From August 2010 to February 2011, John served as a legal intern in the Appeals Division of the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In the spring of 2012, John taught as an Adjunct Professor of International Law at Creighton University. John is currently a Lecturer of Public International Law at BSIS, as well as a seminar tutor for the "Fundamentals, Dissertation and Research" course.

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John's PhD research project is focused on the meaning, object and scope of "The Responsibility to Protect" in light of recent events in, inter alia, Darfur, Libya, Syria, and Mali. John's research supervisors are Dr. Yutaka Arai and Professor Harm Schepel.

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