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 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 17 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 ICRC 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.
University Paris-Ouest 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 occupées 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.
Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons; London School of Economics, London (Zambia)
Chaloka Beyani (D.Phil, Oxon), (LLB, LLM, Zambia) is the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons and Associate Professor in International Law and Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he has taught since 1996. He has taught international law and human rights at Oxford and at the University of Zambia. His publications are in public international law, human rights, the movement of persons and populations, territorial disputes, legitimacy of states, migrants, African legal systems, and constitutional reforms. Beyani is an international United Nations expert on internally displaced persons, population transfers, mercenaries and private military companies, sexual and reproductive health, climate change and human rights, and the human rights approach to development. He is a member of the UN Deputy Secretary General's Senior Expert Group on Human Rights Up Front, a member of the advisory group to the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, a member of the Steering Board of the UK Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict, and a member of the Africa Advisory Committee for the Open Society Justice Initiative. He was chair of the United Nations Human Rights Special Procedures, and the Advisory Board of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics. He is a former member of the board of Interights, Oxfam, the International Minority Rights Group, and the Independent Diplomat. Beyani was a member of the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons of the African Union on the Formation of an African Union Government. He has advised the African Union on the issue of universal jurisdiction and was a member of the African Union and European Union ad hoc Expert Group on Universal Jurisdiction. He has drafted and negotiated the adoption of the Pact of Peace, Stability and Development of the Great Lakes Region in 2006. He also drafted and negotiated the adoption of the African Union Convention on the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in 2009. He was a member of the Committee of Experts on the Constitutional Review of the Constitution of Kenya, which prepared and drafted the new Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Paris (France)
Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier, a Doctor of Law and magistrate, is the Legal Director of Médecins sans Frontières. 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 and medical 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
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 (ELAC) 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 Emanuela has co-authored, with Prof 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 Emanuela 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. Emanuela holds a BA in law and an LLM from the University of Cambridge.
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 an SJD 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. Prof. Charlesworth has been a visiting professor at institutions including Harvard Law School, New York University Global Law School, UCLA, 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 U.N. 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, Cleveland 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, Cleveland holds a baccalaureate 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 United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of genocide on 1st 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 United Nations, 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 United Nations 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 Board member 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 long standing relationship with the ICRC dated back since 1980. In recognition of his contribution to 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.
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 it's 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 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.
Fyodor 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)
Prof. 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, Dr. Meenai holds an MA in International Relations from the Australian National University, Canberra, and also in Politics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and PhD 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, United Nations 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 the New Unilateralism, 2003. Prof. 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 2015-16.
British Red Cross (UK)
Sorcha O’Callaghan is the Head of Humanitarian Policy at the British Red Cross. She works on a range of different issues including humanitarian principles, civil military relations, resilience and accountability. Sorcha previously worked as Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute. She led the Humanitarian Policy Group’s work on protection of civilians and published on protection, livelihoods and humanitarian principles. She previously worked on and in Sudan, where she coordinated the Sudan Advocacy Coalition, a consortium involving Care, Christian Aid, International Rescue Committee, Oxfam GB, Save the Children UK, Tearfund. With a background in law, Sorcha previously worked in the refugee and asylum sector in Ireland.
Galatasaray University (Turkey)
Emre Öktem, is a 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. 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 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 is commissioner and alternate member of the executive board of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). 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.
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 LLM and LLB 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 is the interim Chief Executive of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council and Professor of Modern History at the University of Exeter. He 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 is the general editor of the Manchester University Press Studies in Imperialism series, and is currently writing a book for Oxford University Press on the history of the international humanitarian system during and after decolonization. He recently joined the International Center for Humanitarian Affairs organised by the Kenya Red Cross and is the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London.
The editorial team of the Review is comprised of Editor-in-Chief Vincent Bernard, Managing Editor Ellen Policinski, Thematic Editor Audrey MacKay and Editorial Assistant Jovana Kuzmanovic.
Ellen has been a member of the Review's editorial team since 2014. She was the thematic editor for the forthcoming editions on the Human cost of nuclear weapons and War in cities. 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.
Audrey has been part of the Review's editorial team since 2016. She is the thematic editor for the forthcoming edition on the Missing. She previously worked at the ICRC's Advisory service on IHL. Prior to joining the ICRC, she worked with the Quebec Journal of International Law and the International Legal Clinic for the Defense of Human Rights, at the University of Québec in Montréal (UQAM). She holds an LL.B and a degree in international relations and international law from UQAM. She is also a member of the Quebec Bar.
Jovana joined the Review’s editorial team in 2016. She is the thematic editor for the upcoming edition on Migration and displacement. Prior to joining the ICRC, she worked as a project coordinator at the Association of NGOs CIVIS and cooperated on several projects with other NGOs and companies. She has an LL.M. from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and a BA in international relations from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade.