Etienne Kuster

Etienne Kuster

Adviser for relations with academic circles at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Etienne Kuster is Legal Adviser for relations with academic circles at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). He has worked for the ICRC in various capacities since 2006. After missions in Pakistan and Thailand, he has taken over his current position at ICRC headquarters in 2011. As such, he oversees and supports the ICRC's worldwide interactions with academic institutions for the promotion of law and humanitarian action, develops IHL tools, organizes academic events, and represents the ICRC towards the academic community. He has managed and supervises key projects, such as “How does Law protect in war?” (online platform), “International Humanitarian Law: A Comprehensive Introduction” (introductory handbook) and “IHL” (mobile application). He holds a law degree from the University of Geneva and a M.A.S. in IHL from the Geneva Academy of international humanitarian law and human rights.