Catheline Remy

Director of the Centre for Security and Defence Studies


Catheline Remy is director of the Centre for Security and Defence Studies (CSDS) inside the Royal Higher Institute for Defence (RHID) since 1 May 2020. She holds a Law Degree and a Teaching Master’s Degree In Philosophy from the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), as well as an Executive Master of Arts in International Politics from the Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques (CERIS). She also attended the High Studies for Security and Defence seminary (2nd session – 2006).

Catheline Remy began her career as collaborator to the Belgian Defence minister’s Strategic Unit (2005 to 2007). After having worked for several months as a jurist in a municipal administration in Brussels, she became a legal advisor in international law for the Belgian Defence’s Directorate General Legal Support and Mediation (DGJM, today DG Jur). In the course of her duties she was also deployed in Afghanistan as a legal advisor to the Belgian Detachment Commander, she participated in the negotiation of various international agreements (European Air Transport Command and Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, for instance) and was seconded to NATO during several months in order to participate in the NATO Agency Reform as a legal expert.

In December 2015 Catheline Remy became CSDS Deputy Director, before being appointed CSDS Director in May 2020.


Public international law ;
United Nations Organisation ;
Political philosophy.


Le Léviathan et les Nations Unies. De la nature guerrière à l’art de la paix, Focus Paper 41, September 2020

« L’état de droit ou l’indispensable instrument de paix », in MARTENS Dirk (Ed.), Verslagboek internationaal congres Oorlog, Recht en Vrede, Turnhout, Brepols Publishers, 2019, p.137-161

Quel cadre légal pour la lutte armée contre l’Etat Islamique ?, e-Note 22, 20 September 2016

The influx of migrants in Europe. Unravelling the issue, e-Note 18, 22 September 2015

« The NATO Agency Reform and its Legal Implications », NATO Legal Gazette, Issue 27, 27 April 2012

« Les sociétés militaires privées dans la lutte contre la piraterie », Pyramides, 21/2011, p. 119-138