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Jacob Smith

Jacob Smith

Research and Development Officer

Jacob is a Research and Development Officer at Rights and Security International. He holds an LLM in Public International Law from UCL (2018-2019) in which he had a strong focus on International Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law, and an LLB from the University of Surrey (2014-2018). He has a passion for the practical application of human rights and assessing the distinction between law and practice in the field.

Jacob has previously interned with Chatham House, providing research assistance on COVID-19, climate change and Public International Law, and has also worked on a report for the International Committee of the Red Cross’ ‘IHL in Action’ project. Jacob also provides research assistance on projects conducted by a number of academics, primarily on issues relating to International Human Rights Law or Public International Law more generally; he also runs his own tuition business in his spare time, and has published a book of case summaries.