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Editorial Board of the International Review of the Red Cross

15-11-2013

The Editorial Board of the Review advises the editorial team on the themes and editorial policy and plays a key role in the peer-review of articles. The new team took up its duties in May 2011.

Vincent Bernard 

Vincent Bernard
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Vincent BERNARD (France), Editor-in-Chief of the International Review of the Red Cross (ICRC Geneva)  

Vincent Bernard became Editor-in-Chief of the International Review of the Red Cross in October 2010. A graduate of Strasburg's Political Sciences Institute, he holds a Masters degree in political sciences, an LL.M in international law (Law faculty in Strasburg and King's College London) and a D.E.S. in international relations from the Geneva Graduate Institute of International Studies. Vincent Bernard won the IHL Jean Pictet competition as part of the Graduate Institute’s team in 1995. After lecturing on international law and IHL at the University of Marmara in Istanbul, he joined the ICRC in 1998. He has worked for the institution for 13 years both in the field (Regional Delegation for West Africa in Dakar, Regional Delegation for East Africa in Nairobi, and Israel and Occupied territories) and at headquarters, and in various areas and capacities (integration and promotion of IHL, communication coordinator, head of sector for Africa and head of operational communication). In 2013, Vincent Bernard was appointed as Head of the Forum for Integration and Promotion of the Law, the ICRC's legal outreach unit.

 

Rashid Hamad Al Anezi 

Rashid Hamad Al Anezi
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Rashid Hamad AL ANEZI, Professor of International Law, Kuwait University School of Law (Kuwait)

Rashid Hamad Al Anezi is Professor of International Law, Kuwait University School of Law. He holds a PHD from Cambridge University (1989), an LLM from Tulane University, USA, and a BA in Law and Sharia from Kuwait University. He was Assistant Dean for the Faculty of law and Head of the International Law Department. He is currently Partner at International Legal Group (law firm). Rashid Hamad Al Anezi is a permanent member of various ministerial committees, including the national committee on IHL. He is member of the Board of Editors of the Law Journal issued by the Kuwait Lawyers Association and the Law Journal of Kuwait University School of Law. He is the author of many articles and books on international law and IHL.

 

Annette Becker 

Annette Becker
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Annette BECKER, Professor of modern history (France)

Annette Becker, Professor of Modern History at Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense and a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France, has written extensively on the two World Wars and the extreme violence they inflicted against civilians, with an emphasis on military occupation and genocide. She has devoted research to humanitarian politics, trauma and memories, particularly among intellectuals and artists. Her two last books are Apollinaire, Une biographie de guerre, Tallandier, 2009, and Les cicatrices Rouges, France et Belgique occupées 1914-1918, Fayard, 2010. She is now writing on two important voices of the 20th century and its catastrophes, Raphael Lemkin and Jan Karski.

 

Francoise Bouchet Saulnier 

Francoise Bouchet Saulnier
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Françoise BOUCHET SAULNIER, Legal Director of Médecins sans Frontières (France)

Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier, a Doctor of Law and magistrate, is the Legal Director of Médecins sans Frontières and former Research Director at the Fondation Médecins sans Frontières. She is the author of several books and articles on humanitarian work, humanitarian law and international justice, in particular the Practical Guide to Humanitarian Law/Dictionnaire pratique du droit humanitaire, and a book on Rwanda, Maudits soient les yeux fermés. She is involved in framing the rights and responsibilities of MSF humanitarian and medical activities in situations of armed conflict or internal tension, as well as medical rights and duties when treating sick, wounded and victims of sexual violence and interacting with judicial systems. She currently teaches in Masters at the Paris Institute of Political studies and at the Paris Catholic Institute.  

 

Alain Délétroz 

Alain Délétroz
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Alain Délétroz (Switzerland), Executive Director at Bioma SA (Switzerland), Senior Associate Fellow at the Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior, FRIDE, (Spain)

A Swiss and French national, Alain Délétroz has decided to join the private sector after more than twenty years of work in conflict areas or in countries under strong political tensions. His areas of expertise include Russia, Northern/Southern Caucasus and Central Asia, Brasil and the Andean countries; West Africa; conflict assessment and conflict resolution; democratic reforms, humanitarian assistance. His professional background includes: Vice-President (Europe) at the International Crisis Group, Brussels (2002-2013); Director, Open Society Institute, Tashkent (1998–2002);  Mr Deletroz worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Moscow (1994–1998), and for Adult literacy and capacity building projects, Puno, Peru (1986–1991).

 

Helen Durham 

Helen Durham
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Helen DURHAM, Legal Advisor Australian Red Cross (Australia)

Helen Durham is the Strategic Adviser, International Law, for Australian Red Cross and a Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School. She has a PhD in the area of international humanitarian law and international criminal law and has been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia. Helen has worked as Head of Office, ICRC Sydney and Legal Adviser to the ICRC Regional Delegation of the Pacific and has done a number of short missions with the ICRC in Burma, Aceh and the Philippines. In 2006 - 2008 she held the position as Director, Research and Development, with the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law and was previously IHL Manager of Australian Red Cross. Helen Durham has published a number of edited books and articles on IHL and her most recent co-authored book is Documents on the Law of UN Peace Operations (Oxford 2010). She currently teaches in the Masters of Law Programme at Melbourne Law School and has a number of research projects focusing on topics such as the Responsibility to Protect R2P and IHL, the legal framework of the international deployment of police, and gender and IHL.


 

Mykola Gnatovskyy 

Mykola Gnatovskyy
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Mykola M. GNATOVSKYY, Professor of International Law (Ukraine)

Mykola Gnatovskyy is Associate Professor of International Law at the Institute of International Relations, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, where he teaches IHL, international criminal law and general international law. Mr. Gnatovskyy is a member of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. He is also Academic Secretary of the Ukrainian Association of International Law, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Journal of International Law and Executive Editor of the Ukrainian Yearbook of International Law. He is the author of a number of publications on IHL, human rights and international criminal law.

 

Bing Bing Jia 

Bing Bing Jia
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Bing Bing JIA, Professor of International Law (China)

Bing Bing Jia is Professor of Law at Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing. He has an LL.B., Peking University, 1989 and D.Phil., Oxford University, England, 1995. His field of expertise lies in General International Law, International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law. Bing Bing Jia was working as a Legal Officer for the Appeals Chamber of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (The Hague) (ICTY), 2002-2004; as a Legal Officer for the Trial Chamber III of the ICTY, 2000-2002; Associate legal officer in the Appeals Chambers of the ICTY and of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), 1998-2000 and as a Law Clerk in the Appeals Chambers of the ICTY and ICTR, 1996-1998. He is the author of several publications on Public International Law and International Criminal justice in particular.

 

Abdoul Aziz Kébé 

Abdoul Aziz Kébé
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Abdul Aziz KEBE, University teacher in Islamic Studies (Senegal)

Abdoul Aziz Kébé is a university teacher in Islamic Studies at the Arabic Department of the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. He is a leading member of the Tijaniya Brotherhood in Senegal, and an important analyst of society, the state and Islam in West Africa.. Abdoul Aziz Kébé is an active figure in Senegalese civil society, campaigning for women’s rights, against female circumcision, and for the prevention of AIDS/HIV. He is well known and well connected with universities, religious institutions and leaders in West Africa and the Middle East. Abdoul Aziz Kébé has worked as an expert and consultant for different international organisations and UN bodies. In cooperation with the ICRC, he runs a laboratory for post-graduate students in his university under the title "Islam - sociétés en mutation". As an external expert, advisor and friend of the ICRC, he has attended several networking meetings organised by the global affairs unit in Africa since 2006.


 

Elizabeth Salmón 

Elizabeth Salmón
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Elizabeth SALMON, Professor of International Law (Peru)

Elizabeth Salmón is Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of the Peru School of Law and Academic Director of the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights of the same university (IDEHPUCP) where she coordinates the Human Rights Master Program. She holds a Doctorate in International Law from the University of Seville, Spain, and is the author of several publications on Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law and Transitional Justice. Elizabeth Salmón is a former consultant to the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Defense, Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross and visiting professor at the University of Bordeaux (France) and University Externado of Colombia.

 

Marco Sassòli 

Marco Sassòli
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Marco SASSOLI, Professor of International Law (Switzerland)

Marco Sassòli, a national of Switzerland and Italy, is professor and director of the Department of international law and international organisation of the University of Geneva. From 2001 to 2003, Marco Sassòli was Professor of International Law at the University of Québec in Montréal, where he remains Associate Professor. He chairs the Board of Geneva Call, an NGO which engages with armed non-State actors to adhere to humanitarian norms. He is also Vice-Chair of the Board of the International Council of Human Rights Policy. He graduated with a Doctor of Laws from the University of Basel (Switzerland) and is member of the Swiss Bar. He has also served as Executive Secretary of the International Commission of Jurists and as Registrar at the Swiss Supreme Court. He worked from 1985-1997 for the International Committee of the Red Cross, at its headquarters in Geneva, inter alia as deputy head of its legal division, and in the field, inter alia as head of delegation in Jordan and Syria and as protection coordinator for the former Yugoslavia. In 2011, Professor Sassòli took a sabbatical in order to take up a 6 month assignment as the legal adviser for the ICRC in Pakistan.

 

Yuval Shany 

Yuval Shany
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Yuval SHANY, Professor of International Law, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (Israel)

Yuval Shany is the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law at the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also serves currently as a board member in the International Law Forum at the Hebrew University, a director in the Project on International Courts and Tribunals (PICT), a member of the steering committee of the DOMAC project (assessing the impact of international courts on domestic criminal procedures in mass atrocity cases) and a senior research fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute. He holds degrees in law from the Hebrew University (LL.B, 1995 cum laude), New York University (LL.M., 1997) and the University of London (Ph.D., 2001). He has published a number of books and articles on international courts and arbitration tribunals and other international law issues such as international human rights and international humanitarian law. Yuval Shany is the recipient of the 2004 American Society of International Law book award (creative legal scholarship) and a 2008 recipient of a European Research Council grant awarded to pioneering research leaders. Yuval Shany has taught in a number of law schools in Israel, and has been in recent years a research fellow in Harvard and Amsterdam Universities and a visiting professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, Michigan University Law School, Columbia University Law School and the Faculty of Law of the University of Sydney.


 

Hugo Slim 

Hugo Slim
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Hugo SLIM, Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict University of Oxford, (UK)

Hugo Slim has worked in academia, humanitarian agencies and business. He managed humanitarian operations with Save the Children UK and the United Nations in Morocco, Sudan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and the Middle East from 1983-1993. He was Reader in International Humanitarianism at Oxford Brookes University from 1994-2003 and has led major evaluations of humanitarian and development work across Africa for many of the world’s leading UN agencies and NGOs. Hugo has been a board member of Oxfam GB and an international advisor to the British Red Cross. From 2003-07, he was Chief Scholar at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva where he led major research on the protection of civilians. In 2007, he was a founding Director of Malachite and is responsible for building the company’s international consultancy from the UK. He has led Malachite teams in 12 African countries, India and Iraq. Hugo is an award-winning academic and the author of Killing Civilians: Method, Madness and Morality in War and more than sixty academic papers. He has an MA in Theology from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Humanitarian Ethics from Oxford Brookes University. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict at the University of Oxford.

 

Gary Solis 

Gary Solis
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Gary D. SOLIS, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University (USA)

Gary Solis teaches the law of war at Georgetown University Law Center, and George Washington University Law School. He is a retired Professor of Law of the United States Military Academy and for six years directed West Point’s law of war program. He was a 2007 Library of Congress scholar in residence. He is a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel with 26 years active service, having twice served in Vietnam. His law degrees are from the University of California at Davis, and George Washington University. His doctorate (law of war) is from the London School of Economics & Political Science, where he subsequently taught for three years. His books are Marines and Military Law in Vietnam, and Son Thang: an American War Crime, and The Law of Armed Conflict (2011 ASIL Certificate of Merit).

 

Nandini Sundar 

Nandini Sundar
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Nandini SUNDAR, Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics (India)

Nandini Sundar is Professor of Sociology at the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. From 2007-11, she co-edited the leading Indian sociological journal, Contributions to Indian Sociology. Her publications include Subalterns and Sovereigns: An Anthropological History of Bastar (2nd ed. 2007), Branching Out: Joint Forest Management in India (2001), as well as several edited volumes. In 2010, she was awarded the Infosys Prize for Social Sciences - Social Anthropology in “recognition of her contributions as an outstanding analyst of social identities, including tribe and caste, and the politics of knowledge in modern India”. She has been a member of a number of government committees concerning the welfare of Scheduled Tribes (indigenous peoples), as well as serving on the board of research institutions and NGOs. Since 2005 she has been engaged in a major campaign against violations of human rights and humanitarian law in central India, including litigation in the Indian Supreme Court, on behalf of indigenous people among whom she has worked for many years. Her current interests relate to citizenship, war and counterinsurgency in South Asia, indigenous identity and politics in India, the sociology of law, and inequality. Her public writings are available at http://nandinisundar.blogspot.com


 

Fiona Terry 

Fiona Terry
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Fiona TERRY, Independent researcher on humanitarian action (Australia)

Fiona Terry has spent most of the last 20 years involved in humanitarian operations in different parts of the world including Northern Iraq, Somalia, the Great Lakes region of Africa, Liberia and Sudan. She was a research director for Médecins Sans Frontières in Paris from 2000-2003 working on North Korea, Sierra Leone and Angola, before spending three years with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Myanmar (Burma). Fiona Terry holds a Ph.D. in international relations and political science from the Australian National University and is the author of Condemned to Repeat? The Paradox of Humanitarian Action (Cornell University Press, 2002), which won the 2006 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. More recently she has been teaching at Duke University in North Carolina, and undertaken several in-depth studies for the ICRC including on the practice of neutrality in Sudan and Afghanistan, and on the protection of health care in Afghanistan. She is currently based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

Peter Walker 

Peter Walker
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Peter WALKER (UK), Director of the Feinstein International Center, Tufts University, Boston,

Director of the Feinstein International Center since September 2002 and active in development and disaster response since 1979, Peter Walker has worked for a number of British-based NGOs and environmental organizations in several African countries, as well as having been a university lecturer and director of a food wholesaling company. Peter Walker joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva in 1990, where he was Director of Disaster Policy for 10 years before moving to Bangkok as Head of the Federation's regional programmes for Southeast Asia. He has travelled extensively in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and has published widely on subjects as diverse as the development of indigenous knowledge and famine early warning systems, to the role of military forces in disaster relief. Peter Walker was the founder and manager of the World Disasters Report and played a key role in initiating and developing both the Code of Conduct for disaster workers and the Sphere humanitarian standards.