Laurent Gisel is a Senior Legal Adviser at the Legal Division of the ICRC in Geneva. He is the file holder for the rules governing the conduct of hostilities under international humanitarian law, including their application in cyber space and outer space, on which he publishes regularly.
Laurent has worked in the ICRC Legal Division in various positions since 2008, after having served as Diplomatic Adviser to the ICRC Presidency from 2005 to 2008. Laurent began his career at the ICRC in 1999 and held several positions, including in Israel and the Occupied Territories, Eritrea, Afghanistan, and as Deputy Head of Delegation in Nepal.
Prior to joining the ICRC, Laurent Gisel became attorney-at-law in Geneva and worked at the Public and Administrative Law Court of the Canton de Vaud. He holds a Degree in law from the University of Geneva and a Masters in international law from the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva, Switzerland).