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Dr Gus Waschefort


Senior Lecturer, University of Essex, United Kingdom



Gus Waschefort is an international law academic, consultant and practitioner. Gus’s primary interests relate to general international law, human rights law (specifically the right to life) and international humanitarian law. Gus is widely regarded as an authority on the law and policy regarding child protection during armed conflict, as well as the regulation of armed conflict in an African context. Gus is active as consultant and is positioning himself to expand his international law practice. In addition to being an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa (2007), Gus was recently called to the Bar of England and Wales at Middle Temple.



Public international law, International human rights law, Children's rights, International humanitarian law
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