Newport, R.I. - Professor Heintschel von Heinegg, a recognized scholar on the law of maritime warfare, has been appointed as the Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC).
Von Heinegg is arguably the top scholar on the law of maritime warfare and regarded as one of the world’s top three scholars on the law of armed conflict. He is regularly sought out by governments and international organizations to provide legal advice. He has been involved in virtually all major international projects on the law of military operations. These include the San Remo Manual on the Law of Naval Operations, the Harvard International Law of Air and Missile Warfare Manual and the forthcoming manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare. Von Heinegg is a member of the Governing Council of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, which trains officers from around the world in the law of military operations.
He lectures regularly at the NATO School and German professional education institutions and is the author of the German Navy's Law of Naval Operations Manual. Von Heinegg is a widely published author of articles and books on public international law and German constitutional law. As NWC’s Stockton professor, he will teach, write, and conduct research in the field of international law as it affects the planning and conduct of military operations.
Von Heinegg served previously as the Stockton professor between August 2003 and July 2004. Since that time he has been a member of several expert groups established by the International Committee of the Red Cross; Co-Chair of the Lieber Society within the American Society of International Law; Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder); Member of the International Institute, and Council of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, San Remo, Italy; and Vice- President of the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder).
Von Heinegg assumes the position previously held by retired Canadian Brig. Gen. Kenneth Watkins.
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