Senior Legal Researcher
Stephen Wilkinson is a senior legal researcher with the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action, specializing in international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights in armed conflict. Previously he was a Legal Officer with the United Nations, a Legal Advisor with the Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Resource Center in Jerusalem and researcher with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. He has engaged in numerous projects with both the United Nations and academic bodies relating to the monitoring and investigation of international humanitarian law. Other previous work includes time in Cambodia as a legal researcher on child sexual violence and for the United Nationals Relief and Works Agency in Lebanon. He has also engaged in recent consultancies addressing IHL and human rights issues in Syria and Mali. He holds an LL.M (distinction) from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian law and Human Rights, as well as an LL.B (hons) from the University of Leeds. In addition he is a PhD candidate at the University of Geneva. He has also previously worked with us on the MRF project.