Klaudia Klonowska LL.M.

PhD researcher

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  • Research strand: Regulation in the public interest: Disruptive technologies in peace and security


Klaudia Klonowska is a Ph.D. Candidate in International Law at the Asser Institute and the University of Amsterdam since September 2021. She studies the interactions of humans and AI-enabled decision-support systems in the military decision-making process and the consequences thereof to the exercise of (human) judgment under international humanitarian and human rights law. She is a member of the research project Designing International Law and Ethics into Military Artificial Intelligence (DILEMA). 

Before starting her doctoral thesis, Klaudia worked at Asser Institute as a Junior Researcher in Public International Law. She coordinated two Global Counter-Terrorism Forum initiatives on maritime security and terrorist travel, and the terrorist watchlisting practices. Prior to joining Asser, Klaudia worked at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS). Her research was centered around two topics: the governance of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) within the military context and the military-strategic planning for behavior-oriented operations. She is the author of three HCSS publications on these topics. Klaudia also worked at Amnesty International, where she deep-dived into the issue of surveillance technology exports and the European Union fundamental rights. Klaudia holds a BSc in International Relations and Law from Amsterdam University College and LL.M. in International Technology Law from Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam.

During the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations, Klaudia represented and spoke on behalf of the Polish youth in her position as the UN Youth Delegate of Poland. She then advocated for greater youth participation and representation in governmental decision-making. Klaudia is fluent in English, Polish, Spanish, and Chinese, and is advancing her knowledge of Dutch.