Editorial Board of the International Review of the Red Cross
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 2015.
Editor-in-Chief of the International Review of the Red Cross (ICRC Geneva)
Vincent Bernard is Editor-in-Chief of the International Review of the Red Cross and head of the Law and Policy Forum, which runs ICRC's engagement with academia, legal and policy training and the Humanitarium, the ICRC's Conference and Visitors center. A graduate of Strasburg's Political Sciences Institute, he holds a Master's 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. After lecturing on international law and IHL at the University of Marmara in Istanbul, he joined the ICRC in 1998. He has worked 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 field communication).
University Paris Nanterre; Institut Universitaire de France (France)
Annette Becker, Professor of Modern History at Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense and a former 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, Armand-Colin, 2009, Les cicatrices Rouges, France et Belgique occup ées 1914-1918, Fayard, 2010, and Voir la Grande Guerre, un autre récit, Armand-Colin, 2014. She was one of the contributors to the Cambridge History of the First World War, 3 volumes, 2014, and directed its French edition, La Première Guerre mondiale, Cambridge-Fayard, 2014. She is now writing on two important voices of the 20th century and its catastrophes, Raphael Lemkin and Jan Karski.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Paris (France)
Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier, a Doctor of Law and Magistrate, is the Legal Director of Medecins sans Frontieres. She is the author of several books and articles on humanitarian action, humanitarian law and international justice, in particular the Practical Guide to Humanitarian Law. She is involved in framing the rights and responsibilities of MSF humanitarian andmedical activities in situation of armed conflict or internal tensions, as well as medical rights and duties when treating sick, wounded and victims of sexual violence and interacting with judicial systems. In the past 20 years, she has been involved in developing key MSF policies and public positioning on humanitarian action and mass crimes, military intervention and international criminal justice. She is also a member of the Editorial Committee of the historical publication of MSF speaking out case studies.
Emiliano Jerónimo Buis
University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Emiliano Jerónimo Buis is an Associate Professor of International Law, International Humanitarian Law and Law of Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Weapons Control at the University of Buenos Aires Law School, as well as the Coordinator of its LL.M. Program in International Relations. He is also Professor of Public International Law at the Central University of the Province in Azul, where he is the Co-Director of the Center for Human Rights. An expert in the historical aspects of the law of armed conflicts (especially in ancient times), Professor Buis is a Permanent Researcher in Law and Philology at the National Council for Science and Technology (CONICET) in Argentina and the Director of the Seminar on Theoryand History of International Law at the Ambrosio Gioja Research Institute. He holds a Ph.D.from the University of Buenos Aires, a Master's Degree in History, Social and Human Sciencesfrom the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, a Postgraduate Diploma in National Defense and two majors in Law and Classics from the University of Buenos Aires. Having served from 2007 to 2011 as the Legal Advisor of the Direction for International Security and Nuclear Affairs at the Argentinian Ministry of Foreign Relations, he is currently the Academic Secretary of the Revista Jurídica de Buenos Aires. His latest book is discussing international law, the normative discourse and the restrictions in the wars of Ancient Greece.
Australian National University (Australia)
Hilary Charlesworth is a Distinguished Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the Australian National University. She also currently holds an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship. She holds degrees in arts and in law from the University of Melbourne and a Doctor of Juridical Science from Harvard Law School. Her research includes the structure of the international legal system, peacebuilding, human rights law and international humanitarian law and international legal theory, particularly feminist approaches to international law. Professor Charlesworth has been a visiting professor at institutions including Harvard Law School, New York University Global Law School, University of California, Los Angeles , Paris I and the London School of Economics. She is an associate member of the Institut de Droit International and served as judge ad hoc in the International Court of Justice in the Whaling in the Antarctic Case (2011-2014).
Columbia Law School (US)
Sarah Cleveland is the Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights, and Faculty Co-Director of the Human Rights Institute at Columbia University Law School. She is also a member of the UN Human Rights Committee, the U.S. Member on the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, and Co-Director of the Project on Harmonizing Standards for Armed Conflict. From 2009 to 2011, Professor Clevel and served as the Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, where she helped supervise the office's legal work relating to the law of armed conflict, international justice, and human rights. She continues to serve as a Member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on International Law, and is a Member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, and a Council Member of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute. A former Rhodes Scholar and law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, Professor Cleveland holds a Bachelor's Degree from Brown University (1987), a Master's Degree from Oxford University (1989) and a J.D. from Yale Law School (1992). She has written widely on issues of international law, national security, and human rights.
UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide (Senegal)
Adama Dieng, a Senegalese jurist, assumed his position as UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide on 1 September 2012. Prior to his appointment he was serving since 2001 as Assistant Secretary-General and Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Before joining the UN, Mr. Dieng was for ten years the Secretary General of the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists (1990-2000). While holding the post of Secretary General, Mr. Dieng was appointed as the UN Independent Expert for Haiti (1995-2000). He also served in 1993 as Envoy of the UN Secretary General to Malawi to mediate between the Government and the pressure Groups. He was the driving force behind the establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights and produced also the draft of the African Convention to Fight Corruption. He is a former Boardmember of various institutions, including the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, the International Human Rights Institute (Institut Rene Cassin) and the Africa Leadership Forum. Mr. Dieng has a longstanding relationship with the ICRC dated back since 1980. In recognition of his contributionto the strengthening of the rule of law and the fight against impunity, he was appointed an Honorary Chairman of the Washington-based World Justice Project.
Institute for Ethics Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) at the University of Oxford
Emanuela-Chiara Gillard is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Ethics Law and Armed Conflict at the University of Oxford. She is also a Research Fellow in the Individualisation of War Project at the European University Institute, and an Associate Fellow of the International Law Programme at Chatham House. Recently Ms. Gillard has co-authored, with Professor Dapo Akande, the Oxford Guidance on the Law Regulating Humanitarian Relief Operations in Situations of Armed Conflict, and has co-led a Chatham House project on the interplay between sanctions, counter-terrorism measures and humanitarian action. From 2007 to 2012 Ms. Gillard was Chief of the Protection of Civilians Section in the Policy Branch of the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and for seven years before that she was a Legal Adviser at the International Committee of the Red Cross. She holds a B. A. in law and an LL. M. from the University of Cambridge.
Russia in Global Affairs Journal; Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (Russia)
Fyodor Lukyanov has been Editor of Russia in Global Affairs journal published with participation of Foreign Affairs since its founding 2002. Under his leadership the journal became one of the most authoritative sources of independent information on foreign policy and international relations in Russia. In December 2012 Mr. Lukyanov was elected as chairman of Council on Foreign and Defense Policy(SVOP), the oldest Russian NGO providing expertise in the field of security and foreign affairs. He is member of presidium of Russian International Affairs Council. Since 2015 Mr.Lukyanov is Research Professor at the School of World Economy and International Relations at State Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow. His column appears regularly in The Moscow Times, Russian edition of Forbes magazine, Rossiyskaya gazeta, Gazeta.ru. Mr.Lukyanov has extensive background in Russian media since 1990. Now he is one of the most quoted commentators of Russian foreign policy worldwide. He graduated from Moscow State University 1991, has Master's Degree in German language and literature.
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (India)
Professor Tasneem Meenai is Director of the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India. She has earlier worked as Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi on the research project titled "Role of Multilateral Institutions in Conflict Resolution". She has also taught Political Science at the Aligarh Muslim University for a number of years. A graduate from Jamia Millia Islamia, Professor Meenai holds an M. A. in International Relations from the Australian National University, Canberra, and also in Politics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and Ph. D. in Political Science from University of Mumbai. Her areas of research and interest are Humanitarian Dimensions of Armed Conflict, Humanitarian Protection, Multilateral Institutions and Conflict Resolution, UN Peacekeeping, Peacemaking and Peace Building, and issues of conflict resolution, peace and security, especially in South Asia and West Asia. She is Co-Editor (with K. Santhanam et al.) of United Nations, Multilateralism and International Security, 2005, and has co-authored with (K. Santhanam et al.) Iraq War 2003 – Rise of theNew Unilateralism, 2003. Professor Meenai is currently also the Dean, Students' Welfare in Jamia Millia Islamia and is a Member of the Managing Body of the Indian Red Cross Society (Delhi branch) for 2015-2016. Professor Meenai has also served as Dean, Students' Welfare in Jamia Millia Islamia (2011-2017) and has been a Member of the Managing Body of the Indian Red Cross Society (Delhi branch) for 2015 and 2016.
British Red Cross (UK)
Sorcha O'Callaghan is an independent researcher and analyst on humanitarian issues. Her work focuses on migration, protection, humanitarian principles and the politics of humanitarian action. She is a Research Associate of the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute, and a Senior Associate of Humanitarian Outcomes. Sorcha previously worked as the Head of Humanitarian Policy at the British Red Cross. Prior to this, she was a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute where she led the Humanitarian Policy Group's work on protection of civilians and published on protection, livelihoods and humanitarian principles. She previously coordinated the Sudan Advocacy Coalition, a consortium involving Care, Christian Aid, International Rescue Committee, Oxfam GB, Save the Children UK, and Tearfund. With a background in law, Sorcha has also worked in the refugee and asylum sector in Ireland.
Galatasaray University (Turkey)
Emre Öktem, is Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law of Galatasaray University, Istanbul. He is the author of books entitled "Freedom of Religion in International Law", "Terrorism, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights", "Piracy and Privateering: History and Law" (co-author) and "Customary International Law", and articles on human rights, humanitarian law, minority rights, terrorism, statehood, as well as essays on history. Actively engaged in interfaith dialogue, he is collaborating with religious minorities' institutions in Turkey for defending religious rights. He has served as an expert at Advisory Council for the Freedom of Religion and Belief at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and as expert witness in international investment arbitrations. Professor Öktem took part in the critical edition in Turkish of the Geneva Conventions and the Additional Protocols, and the translation of the ICRC Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law by Jean-Marie Henckaerts and Louise Doswald-Beck.
University of Geneva; Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (Switzerland)
Marco Sassòli, a national of Switzerland and Italy, is Professor at the University of Geneva and Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. From 2001 to 2003, Marco Sassòli was Professor of International Law at the University of Québec in Montréal, where he remains Associate Professor. He is Commissioner and Alternate Member of the Executive Board of the International Commission of Jurists. Professor Sassòli 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.
Michael N. Schmitt
US Naval War College, University of Exeter (US)
Michael Schmitt is the Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law and the Director of Stockton Center for the Study of International Law at the United States Naval War College. He is also Professor of Public International Law at Exeter University in the United Kingdom, a Fellow at Harvard Law School's Program on International Law and Armed Conflict and a Senior Fellow of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. Professor Schmitt serves as Editor-in-Chief of International Law Studies and has been elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), (China)
Shiyan Sun is Research Fellow, Professor of International Law and the Head of the Research Department of Public International Law, Institute of International Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He holds a Ph. D. from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and LL. M. and LL. B. from Jilin University in China. He was Associate Professor at Jilin University School of Law and Visiting Professor at Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of Lund University in Sweden. He is currently member of the Board of Editors of the Chinese Journal of International Law and the Chinese Review of International Law. He has published many articles and books on international law and international human rights law.
Professor of Modern History at the University of Exeter
Andrew Thompson joined the University of Exeter in 2011, having previously held a Chair in Imperial and Global History at the University of Leeds where he was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and then Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research. He now sits on the Council of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and is the General Editor of the Manchester University Press Studies in Imperialism series. He currently works on a project on the history of the international humanitarian system during and after decolonization.
The editorial team of the Review is comprised of Editor-in-Chief Vincent Bernard, Managing Editor Ellen Policinski, Thematic Editor Kvitoslava Krotiuk and Editorial Assistant Saman Rejali.
Ellen has been a member of the Review's editorial team since 2014. She previously worked in the legal department at the ICRC delegation in Washington. Prior to joining the ICRC, she worked on IHL dissemination at the American Red Cross at its headquarters in Washington, DC. She was also a law and policy consultant at the Washington-based NGO Center for Civilians in Conflict. She has an LL.M. from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, and a J.D. from the University of Villanova Law School, and is a member of the bar in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining the ICRC, Kvitoslava has done work for the UNHCR Regional Representation in Kyiv and the Congress of Ethnic Minorities of Ukraine. Most recently, she has focused on policy and research at the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining and the Small Arms Survey. Kvitoslava holds an LL.M. from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and a BA in law from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Saman joined the Review's editorial team in September 2018. Prior to joining the ICRC, Saman worked with Kofi Annan and his team at the Kofi Annan Foundation, where she was trained in speech writing, policy analysis and programmes work. She is passionate about gender equity and women’s rights, and has worked in this field for the Policy Department of the Gavi Alliance, as well as the United Nations Population Fund. She holds a Master's degree from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva as well as an Honours B.A degree from the University of Toronto.