Mr. Laurent Gisel
Laurent Gisel, Legal Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Laurent Gisel has been working for the International ICRC since 1999. From 1999 to 2005, he carried out assignments in Israel and the Occupied Territories, Eritrea, Afghanistan and Nepal. From 2005 to 2008, he served as Diplomatic Adviser to the ICRC Presidency.
Since 2008, Laurent Gisel works in the ICRC Legal Division. As Legal Adviser to the Operations from 2008 to 2012, he covered notably the Western countries, Iraq and Afghanistan. He is currently working in the Thematic Legal Advisers' Unit.
Prior to joining the ICRC, Laurent Gisel became attorney-at-law in Geneva and worked at the Public and Administrative Law Court of the Canton de Vaud. He holds a degree in law from the University of Geneva and a Master in international law from the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva, Switzerland).