New members of the International Committee of the Red Cross
30-09-1999 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 835
At its meeting of 22 June 1999, the Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross elected two new members :
Dr Jacqueline Avril, and
Professor Jean-Philippe Assal.
This brings the membership of the Committee to 23 members.
Dr Jacqueline Avril, Swiss citizen, was born in 1948. She is a doctor of medicine from the University of Geneva and has a general practice in Geneva. She is also a member of the Board and Secretary of the Council of the Physicians’ Association of the Canton of Geneva. Between 1981 and 1994 Dr Avril carried out a number of missions for the ICRC.
Dr Avril’s term of office as a member of the ICRC begins on 1 September 1999.
Professor Jean-Philippe Assal , Swiss citizen, was born in 1938. A medical doctor and professor of medicine, he runs the Division for Instruction in the Treatment of Chronic Diseases at the Geneva University Faculty of Medicine. He is also a member of the World Health Organization Committee of Experts on Diabetes, and was formerly a member of the Ethics Commission of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences.
Professor Assal’s term of office as a member of the ICRC begins on 15 August 1999.