Vincent Bernard

Senior Policy Advisor, International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) International Humanitarian Law, Policy and Action

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Vincent Bernard has extensive experience in researching, teaching and promoting humanitarian law, policy and action. His main areas of interest include research and innovations in regulating private security companies; humanitarian law and policy, multi-disciplinary approaches to the prevention of war crimes; new approaches to philanthropy etc.

He is currently a Senior Policy Advisor at the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA), developing a research and policy agenda on private security. He is also teaching a class on generating respect for the law in war at the Geneva Graduate Institute.

Vincent Bernard worked in humanitarian operations in West and East Africa and in the Middle East for 6 years at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Moving to Geneva, he was ICRC’s Head of communication for Africa before heading up global field communication, working in most of todays’ conflict zones to develop acceptance and respect for humanitarian law and operations.

For 10 years he was editor in chief of the International Review of the Red Cross, the leading academic journal on humanitarian law, policy and action, published by the ICRC and Cambridge University Press. He also led the ICRC Law and Policy Forum, creating innovative tools and approaches in teaching, researching and debating humanitarian issues.

Vincent Bernard studied political science, law, international relations and strategic philanthropy at the Political Science Institute and Law Faculty in Strasburg, The King’s College in London, the Graduate Institute and the University of Geneva. He taught international law and political sciences at the University of Marmara in Istanbul before joining the humanitarian sector.

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Migrant Workers in Conflict-Affected Countries

25 June 2024, 03:00 PM
Vincent Bernard Rakesh Ranjan Vicky Bowman