Expert Profile



Mr Vincent Bernard
Position(s) Former Editor in chief of the International Review of the Red Cross, ICRC Geneva and former Head Law & Policy Forum, ICRC, Geneva

Vincent Bernard has extensive experience in Humanitarian action, law and policy. He is particularly interested in new prevention approaches to generate respect for the law. From 2010 to 2019, he was editor in chief of the International Review of the Red Cross, a leading academic journal on humanitarian law, policy and action, published by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Cambridge University Press. In 2013, he created the Law and Policy Forum, which led ICRC’s engagement with expert audiences interested in teaching, researching and debating international humanitarian law (IHL). As head of the ICRC’s field communication set-up from 2006 to 2010 he travelled and worked in most of todays’ conflict zones. He worked in the field for 6 years in Dakar, Nairobi and Jerusalem. Vincent studied political science, law and international relations at the Political Science Institute and Law Faculty in Strasburg, The King’s College, London and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. He taught law at the University of Marmara in Istanbul.