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Dr. Jonathan Kwik,

LL.B., LL.M.



Dr. Jonathan Kwik is a researcher in international law at the Asser Institute attached to the ELSA Lab Defence project. His specialisation is in the laws governing the conduct of hostilities and artificial intelligence (AI). He obtained his doctorate (cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam on the lawful use of AI-embedded weapons at the operational level, under Profs. Tom van Engers, Terry Gill and Harmen van der Wilt. He holds a Master of Laws degree (cum laude) from the University of Groningen in international criminal law and criminology, and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Groningen in international law.

He currently sits as a member of the Board of Experts of the Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law (APJIHL). He is an academic partner of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and has worked together with the ICRC on many occasions in matters of research, policy discussions, and dissemination events. He taught international humanitarian law and public international law at the Soegijapranata Catholic University in Semarang, Indonesia. He has published extensively in the fields of international humanitarian law, targeting law, AI modelling, (international) criminal responsibility and post-conflict reconciliation.

Doktor di Fakultas Hukum Universitas Amsterdam dan peneliti madya di T.M.C. Asser Institute di Den Haag. Spesialisasinya adalah hukum yang mengatur perilaku permusuhan dan kecerdasan buatan. Lulus dengan predikat cum laude dari University of Groningen, dan mengajar hukum humaniter internasional dan hukum internasional publik di Universitas Katolik Soegijapranata di Semarang, Indonesia. Dr. Jonathan Kwik telah bekerja sama dengan ICRC dalam berbagai kesempatan sebagai mitra akademis, dan banyak menerbitkan karya tulis di bidang hukum humaniter internasional, hukum penargetan, pemodelan Al, tanggung jawab pidana (internasional), dan rekonsiliasi pascakonflik.

Latest News

[Spring academy] Artificial intelligence and international law

22 - 26 April 2024Starts at: 09:00hFee: €1395 (Regular fee), €850 (Student fee), €1250 (Reduced fee for groups)Venue: Asser InstituteOrganiser:...
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PhD researcher Jonathan Kwik sparks debate on AI weapons with groundbreaking dissertation 

Jonathan Kwik, a recent cum laude PhD graduate, has emerged as a prominent figure in the discourse surrounding the use...
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Ujian Terbuka di Fakultas Hukum Universiteit van Amsterdam, dan dinyatakan Lulus Cum Laude

Jonathan Kwik sedang menjalani Ujian Terbuka Jonathan Kwik, lulusan S3 dengan predikat cum laude dari Belanda, telah merampungkan disertasinya yang...
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Lawfully using autonomous weapon technologies: A theoretical and operational perspective

Jonathan Kwik will defend the dissertation 'Lawfully using autonomous weapon technologies: A theoretical and operational perspective'. Supervisors are Prof. T.M....
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Who is responsible if a drone accidentally kills civilians?

Even in war, rules apply. But what do those rules look like when using autonomous weapons systems, such as military...
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Scientific Work

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Moot Competition

The Speaker

  • Judge for IHL Moot Court Competition Asia-Pacific Round 2019 (Hongkong)
  • Judge for IHL Moot Court Competition Indonesian National Round 2020

International Humanitarian Law Study Group 2021

  • Judge for IHLMCCC Asia-Pacific Rounds 2017 (Hong Kong)

Mooting Class International Humanitarian Law Speakers

Designing International Law and Ethics into Military Artificial Intelligence Institut Asser, Belanda


As Judge of the 15th Indonesian National Round of International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition 2020