Jelena Pejic is a Senior Legal Adviser in the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva. She is a practitioner and scholar of international humanitarian law (IHL). She is acknowledged to be a leading authority in her fields and has written and presented extensively on various issues of IHL, human rights and criminal law.
Jelena joined the ICRC as Legal Adviser in 1999. Prior to that, she was a Senior Program Coordinator at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights in New York (now Human Rights First). She holds an LLM degree from Columbia University Law School in New York, and a law degree from Belgrade University Law School, where she was a lecturer in Public International Law and International Relations.