Jonathan Kolieb

Jonathan Kolieb is Senior Lecturer in Law at the Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT University (Australia). He holds degrees from University of Melbourne (PhD; B.A./LL.B.), University of California-Berkeley (LL.M; M.A.) and Monash University (B.A.-Honours), and has been a visiting research fellow at Australian National University and George Washington University, and recipient of a Rotary World Peace Fellowship. Jonathan has been engaged as an external legal consultant by the United Nations' Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict and by Australian Red Cross. He has held positions at the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC, and with several civil society organisations focusing on human rights and international affairs in Australia, the US and Middle East. Jonathan's current research focuses on the legal protections for children affected by armed conflict, and the human rights obligations of transnational corporations operating in conflict-affected areas. He is an active research collaboration with Australian Red Cross on a project aimed at embedding respect for international humanitarian law into the policies and practices of all Australian companies operating abroad.