Research interests: Families and armed conflict; family law; and the legality of targeted killings during armed conflict.
Bio: Josef Alkatout is an attorney and head of department at Borel & Barbey in Switzerland. Previously, he has worked for a global consulting firm in London, the United Nations (UN) and in governmental positions in Germany and France. He was part of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in Ukraine and Turkmenistan, and has acted as an independent legal advisor to several public and private organizations. Josef is a member of the expert pool for legal specialists of the German government and a lecturer at the Universities of Geneva, Kabul and Niamey. His publications include both fiction and nonfiction as well as contributions for academia and the press. Josef earned his degrees in Law and International Relations in Helsinki (Finland) and Geneva (Switzerland). He also holds a Doctorate from Göttingen University (Germany) and an LL.M. from Columbia Law School where he earned recognition as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar for excellent academic performance.
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