Etienne Kuster is Senior 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 joined headquarters in 2011. In his current role, he leads, supports and advises on relations with IHL-related academics, universities and think tanks worldwide. He is also in charge of reference tools, such as ‘How does law protect in war?’, ‘International Humanitarian Law: A Comprehensive Introduction’ or the ICRC's ‘IHL’ app, and organizes or supports high-level academic events (Advanced IHL Seminar for Academics and Policy Makers, Jean-Pictet Competition, Paul Reuter Prize).
Beyond the academy, Etienne Kuster sits for the ICRC on the board of various specialized institutions, such as the Paul Reuter Commission, the Jean-Pictet Fund, or the Henry Dunant Prize Foundation. He holds a law degree from the University of Geneva and a MAS in IHL from the Geneva Academy of international humanitarian law and human rights.