Nicholas Grief

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Nicholas Grief "is Head of the Law Department and Steele Raymond LLP Professor of Law at Bournemouth University. He specializes in public international law and European law with particular emphasis on international humanitarian law and human rights. A practicing barrister (an associate tenant at Doughty Street Chambers, London), he has appeared in several cases concerning the legality of nuclear weapons, often as an expert witness. In the 1990s he was closely involved in the World Court Project (notably as the author of a legal memorandum entitled The World Court Project on Nuclear Weapons and International Law) which led to the ICJ's advisory opinion on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons in July 1996. In 2003 he was a member of the panel of legal experts established by Peacerights to examine legal issues regarding the conduct of military operations by coalition forces in the 2003 Iraq War. The following year he was counsel to the Peacerights inquiry into the legality of nuclear weapons. He is co-editor of the European Human Rights Reports and an associate of Oxford Research Group." [1]

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  1. Nicholas Grief, BASIC, accessed February 22, 2008.