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Team members

Dr. Christophe Paulussen LLM. M.Phil. is a senior researcher international humanitarian law/international criminal law at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, coordinator of the inter-faculty research platform ‘International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Platform’ and research fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague. Christophe is also member of the editorial boards of the journal 'Security and Human Rights' and of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, as well as member of the Executive Board of the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law. Finally, he is project leader of several projects at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, including the International Crimes Database.

Dr. Bérénice Boutin is a researcher in public international law at the TMC Asser Instituut, working on several projects related to military operations and counter-terrorism. Her research interests include general public international law, international responsibility, international human rights, and international humanitarian law. She completed her PhD thesis at the University of Amsterdam (2015) on the topic of the responsibility of States and international organizations for violations of international law committed in international military operations.
She provides editorial support to the International Crimes Database.

Drs. Julien Simon: having finished my studies of International and European law at the Radboud University of Nijmegen I lived and worked in various West-African countries for some ten years working in the area of ICT. During those years I was involved in training and capacity building, network development and integration and automation of work processes as well as the development and realisation of communication strategies in order to valorise scientific research. Returning to The Netherlands I started working for the T.M.C. Asser Instituut within the department of Information Technology and Information services. For many years I was able to contribute to the development of valorisation and communication strategies and the carrying out/management of numerous projects in that area. In 2006 I became a member of the Management Team responsible for Operations (including the ICT Department) and later on the Human Resources Department. Since its inception I was involved in the International Crimes Database Project. Over the years I was able to contribute to the development of the project and the acquisition of funds for this important project.

Wouter Lemaire: having worked in both commercial and public organisations for almost 20 years in the ever developing area of ICT, notably web development, database management, architecture and interface programming, he joined the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in 2011 as an C# programmer/web developer. In the current project he was responsible for functional and technical design, Database development, front- and back-end development and integration of third party products. 


Marie Wilmet is an intern within the ‘Human Dignity and Human Security in International and European Law’ research strand of the Asser Institute, working on the International Crimes Database project. Marie holds an undergraduate degree from Sciences Po Paris, where she focused on international relations between Europe and Asia. During her studies, Marie went on a one-year exchange with the Tsinghua University School of Law, where she discovered new perspectives on international law. She is a recent graduate of Leiden University’s LL.M. in Public International Law and wrote her master thesis on the legality of cyber espionage in public international law, from the perspective of the principle of non-intervention, diplomatic law and international human rights law. Her main fields of interest include international criminal law, humanitarian law and human rights law as well as counterterrorism.

Beier Lin graduated cum laude from Sciences Po Paris in 2016, where she obtained a Master degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action. She holds a joint B.A. in Honors History from University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada and from Nanjing University in China. She will pursue a J.D. degree at Harvard Law School in September 2018. Before joining the Asser Institute, Beier spent five months interning for the Asia-Pacific Program of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court. She also worked as Research Associate at Global Migration Policy Associates in Geneva, where she co-authored reports on the European Union’s migration legislation and policy, as well as on a human rights-based approach to migration and public health.Beier works as Editorial Assistant to the Editorial Boards of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law and of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. She is fluent in English and Chinese, and has a good command of French and basic knowledge of Spanish.