International Humanitarian Law and New Weapon Technologies, 34th Round Table on current issues of international humanitarian law, San Remo, 8–10 September 2011

Keynote address by Dr Jakob Kellenberger, ICRC President, and Conclusions by Dr Philip Spoerri, ICRC Director for International Law and Cooperation

About the authors

Jakob Kellenberger
Former president of the ICRC

Dr. Jakob Kellenberger was the President of the ICRC from August 1998 until June 2012.

Philip Spoerri
ICRC Director for International Law and Cooperation

Philip Spoerri began his career with the ICRC in 1994. Following a first assignment in Israel and the occupied and autonomous territories, he went on to be based in Kuwait, Yemen, Afghanistan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In Geneva, he headed the legal advisers to the Department of Operations. He returned to Afghanistan as head of the ICRC delegation there from 2004 to 2006, when he took up his current position. Before joining the ICRC, he worked as a lawyer in a private firm in Munich. He holds a PhD in law from Bielefeld University and has also studied at the universities of Göttingen, Geneva, and Munich.