Dr Helen Durham is the Director of International Law and Policy with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva. She holds a PhD in international law and is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Dr Durham has 17 years of experience with ICRC and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, with roles including Head of the ICRC Office in Sydney, legal adviser to the ICRC regional delegation in the Pacific and Director of International Law and Strategy at the Australian Red Cross. Dr Durham has completed a number of missions with ICRC in Myanmar, Aceh, Philippines, the Pacific and has been involved in significant negotiations in New York, Geneva and Rome. Previously Dr Durham was Director of Research at the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law, she is a Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School and holds a strong list of publications on IHL related topics.