Helen Obregón Gieseken
Helen Obregón Gieseken is a Legal Adviser at the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva. Her present work focuses, among other issues, on the protection of the environment in armed conflict and she is a co-author of the ICRC’s updated Guidelines on the Protection of the Natural Environment in Armed Conflict. Her other thematic files include the protection of refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons, the separated, missing and dead and the protection of cultural property. Before joining the ICRC in 2014, she worked for the ICRC/British Red Cross project on customary international humanitarian law and for organizations including Oxfam International, TRIAL International as well as the international cooperation agency of the Colombian government.
Helen holds an LL-M. in international humanitarian law and human rights from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
Posts by the contributor
Looking for answers: accounting for the separated, missing and dead in international armed conflicts
14 mins read Analysis / Humanitarian Action / Law and Conflict Helen Obregón Gieseken & Ximena Londoño
Sustaining the momentum: working to prevent and address enforced disappearances
14 mins read Ximena Londoño & Helen Obregón Gieseken
Fighting without a Planet B: how IHL protects the natural environment in armed conflict
17 mins read Humanitarian Action / Law and Conflict / War, law and the environment Vanessa Murphy & Helen Obregón Gieseken