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).  From August 2010 to February 2011, John served as a legal intern in the Appeals Division of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). 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 the convenor of International Relations Theory for Lawyers.

Forthcoming publication:
J. Heieck, 'The Responsibility Not to Veto Revisited: How the Duty to Prevent Genocide as a Jus Cogens Norm Imposes a Legal Duty Not to Veto on the Five Permanent Members of the Security Council' in R. Barnes and V. Tzevelekos (eds.), Beyond Responsibility to Protect: Generating Change in International Law. (Forthcoming October 2015).

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John's PhD research focuses on the duty to prevent genocide, with an emphasis on its ramifications in relation to the five permanent members of the Security Council (P5). John's research supervisors are Professors Yutaka Arai and Harm Schepel.

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Last Updated: 29/10/2015