Associate Fellow, International Law
Agnieszka Jachec-Neale
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Agnieszka is an expert researcher with practical insight into how international law is applied during armed conflict and in post-conflict environments. She has over five years experience working with the OSCE in southeastern Europe, where she specialized in monitoring domestic war crimes trials and in the enforcement of human rights standards in emerging democracies. Agnieszka has been involved in managing and implementing major projects and producing analytical as well as multi-disciplinary reports in the fields of international humanitarian law and international human rights. She has also taught at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS and at the University of Essex and she currently teaches law of armed conflict at Brunel University London. In the past few years, Agnieszka has given conference papers around the world, including at the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law and to specialist gatherings such as the UK branch of International Society of Military Law and Laws of War.


  • Law of armed conflict
  • Military targeting doctrine and its relationship with international law
  • Legal interoperability in coalition operations
  • The application of technological advancements in modern warfare
  • Post-conflict situation management: stabilization and development/enforcement of human rights and rule of law standards


2014Visiting Lecturer, Brunel University London
2008-09Visiting Lecturer, University of Essex 

Teaching Fellow, SOAS


Research Fellow, British Institute of International and Comparative Law

1999-2003OSCE Missions in Kosovo and Croatia as well as OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Broadcast experience



  • English and Polish (broadcast standard)
  • Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Italian and Russian (not for broadcast)
  • The concept of military objectives in international law and targeting practiceRoutledge, Oxford, 2014
  • Testing the Boundaries of International Humanitarian Law, S.C. Breau and A. Jachec-Neale (editors), BIICL, London, 2006
  • ‘Human Rights Fact-Finding into Armed Conflict and Breaches of the Laws of War’ chapter in Proceedings of the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), 2011, pp. 85-89
  • ‘Right to take life – commentary of killing and death in armed conflict’, chapter in J. Yorke’s (editor) Orientations of the Right and Value of Life, Ashgate Publishing 2010, pp. 119-142
  • ‘End justifies the means? - Post 9/11 contempt for humane treatment’, chapter in R. Arnold and N. Quénivet (editors) International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law: Towards a New Merger in International Law, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2008, pp.57-100