Werner joined The Hague Institute in August 2016. He holds a LL.M. in International Law with a specialisation in human rights from Groningen University. He wrote his thesis on the interplay between human rights law and humanitarian law in cases of civilian detention for security purposes. In February 2016, Werner was also part of the team representing the University of Groningen at the final oral rounds of the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Strasbourg. He also holds a LL.B. in European Law with a minor in human rights law from Maastricht University. His studies have focused on the legal aspects of human rights, human security and armed conflicts.
Prior to joining The Hague Institute Werner also interned with the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect in New York and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Paris. In New York Werner helped with the advocacy of the Responsibility to Protect norm within the UN. He monitored and reported on ongoing crises and wrote on subjects related to the norm. In Paris he assisted the political section of the embassy with its reporting to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on French political developments and (co-)organized public diplomacy events.
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