Air Cdre (Ret) William H. Boothby

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Air Cdre (Ret) William H. Boothby

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Air Commodore Bill Boothby retired as Deputy Director of Royal Air Force Legal Services in July 2011. He took a Doctorate at the Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) in Germany and has published books, inter alia, on Weapons Law, Targeting Law, the law relating to conflict and on new and emerging technologies.  Most recently with Prof Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg, he published Nuclear Weapons Law with Cambridge University Press.

He has been a member of Groups of Experts that addressed Direct Participation in Hostilities and that produced the HPCR Manual of the Law of Air and Missile Warfare, the 2013 Tallinn Manual on the Law of Cyber Warfare and the Leuven Manual on Peace Operations Law.  He is Honorary Professor at the Australian National University and also teaches at the University of Southern Denmark and at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

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