Ass. jur. Verena Jackson

Center for Intelligence and Security Studies (CISS)
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Ass. jur. Verena Jackson

Verena Jackson is a fully qualified lawyer and studied law with a focus on International and European Law at the LMU Munich and the Universidad de Cordoba (Spain). She then worked for international law firms and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen. She completed her legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Nuremberg and the Higher Regional Court of Munich. She has additional training in American law from the 7th Army JMTC Staff Judge Advocate.

Since January 2020 Verena Jackson has been a researcher at CISS. Prior to that, she was a research assistant at the Institute for Public Law and International Law at the UniBw M (Chair of Prof. Dr. Christina Binder).

Her research focuses on international humanitarian law and nationalsecurity law. In particular, she is interested in the use of new technologies and the challenges that modern warfare poses to the law. She also focuses on the transatlantic comparison of law. Verena Jackson regularly publishes articles, gives lectures in Germany and abroad and prepares academic legal opinions.

Currently, Verena Jackson teaches in the MISS program in the module "Human Rights and Security in Normative Perspective" and is responsible for the room coordination as well as the evaluation of the MISS.




Research Interests and Expertise

International humanitarian law
Human rights
Cyberwarfare/Cyber intelligence
Data protection and new technologies in (international) law



Main Publications

Der Einsatz ziviler Drohnen im Völkerrecht – Humanitäre Drohnen in UN-Peacekeeping Missionen [The Use of Civilian Drones in International Law - Humanitarian Drones in UN Peacekeeping Missions], in: Eisenberger, Iris/Lachmayer, Konrad (Hrsg.), Drohnen und Recht (forthcoming).


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Wer ist Terrorist im internationalen Recht? [Who is a Terrorist in International Law?], in: Kulick, Andreas/Goldhammer, Michael (Hrsg.), Der Terrorist als Feind? Personalisierung im Polizei- und Völkerrecht, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 123-145, 2020 (with Christina Binder).