Kelisiana Thynne is currently Senior Legal Advisor in the Operational Law Unit in the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), where she works on legal issues around the aftermath of armed conflict. Previously she was in the Advisory Services, working on implementation of IHL into domestic law, covering a range of thematic files such as sexual violence, protection of the natural environment, counterterrorism, weapons and responsible arms transfers.
From 2014-2018, she was in Kuala Lumpur as ICRC Regional Legal Advisor, covering South East Asia and Japan. Prior to that, she was with ICRC as Legal Advisor in Kabul, Afghanistan, and as Regional Legal Advisor for the Pacific. Kelisiana has worked for the Australian government as the Director of Capability and Research Manager at the Australian Civil-Military Centre and as a Senior Legal Officer in the Office of International Law of the Australian Attorney-General’s Department.
Kelisiana has a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the Australian National University.