Jaroslav Krasny is a researcher and a doctoral candidate at Hiroshima University, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation. He is also a student at Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (a joint center of the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva and Graduate School of International and Development Studies).


In his research, Mr. Krasny focuses on the law of armed conflict, particularly weapons and targeting law. His research includes analysis of the long-term health effects of chemical and nuclear weapons on the survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and chemical attacks during the Iran – Iraq war.  Mr. Krasny is especially interested in defining legal boundaries between what is perceived as 'acceptable' and 'unacceptable' weapon. Through studies of long-term health effects of chemical and nuclear weapons he points out the incompatibility of long-term health effects of such weapons with the principle of 'unnecessary suffering' codified in Article 35(2) of the Additional Protocol I to Geneva Conventions of 1949.


Publications (click the link to view) :


a) Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Do tactical nukes break international law? 


b) Geneva Centre for Security Policy: From Sardasht to Hiroshima. 


c) Hiroshima Peace Science Journal: Use of Nuclear Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict.