Heike Spieker, born at Duisburg (Germany) on March 5, 1963. Dr. iuris 1992. Assistant Professor, Chair of Public Law and International Law and Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr-Universität of Bochum (Germany). Since May 2000 German Red Cross – Headquarters.
Adjunct Lecturer, University College Dublin, Dublin (Irland).
Memberships: German Society for Military Law and the Law of War; International Institute of Humanitarian Law, Sanremo and Geneva; International Society of International Law; University College Dublin (Member of the Advisory Board).
Special fields of research interest: International Humanitarian Law, legal regime of humanitarian action; implementation and enforcement mechanisms in the law of armed conflict; protection of cultural property in armed conflict; protection of the natural environment in armed conflict.