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New member of the International Committee of the Red Cross

31-03-2001 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 841

At its meeting of 12 October 2000, the Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) coopted a new member, Mr Jean Abt . This brings the membership of the Committee, which is made up of Swiss citizens, to 23 members.

 Jean Abt, a Swiss citizen, was born in 1938. He studied agriculture and business, and became a professional officer in the Swiss Army. He also studied at the École supérieure de guerre interarmées in Paris. On the Swiss General Staff since 1971, Mr Abt was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General in 1992. He retired from the Swiss Army on

31 December 2000.

Mr Abt’s terms of office as a member of the ICRC begins on 1 January 2001.

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