Daniel Rietiker

Daniel Rietiker is a lecturer in public international law at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland and a senior lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. He holds a PhD in the field of arms control treaties and a Diploma in international relations from the Graduate Institute, Geneva. He is a member of the International Institute of Human Rights René Cassin in Strasbourg as well as of the Swiss Branch of the International Law Association and its international Committee on “Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation and Contemporary International Law.” At Harvard, he focused on the relationship and interactions between human rights and arms control, namely the substantial contribution of arms control treaties to the protection of human rights, the relevance of civil society and human rights institutions in the negotiations, implementation, and verification of arms control treaties, or the consequences of the human rights aspect in arms control treaties for their legal regime. The research included treaties regulating WMD as well as conventional weapons, including the recently adopted Treaty on arms trade.