Omar Mekky is Regional Legal Coordinator for Middle East and North Africa at the ICRC, which he joined in 2011. From 2005 to 2012 he served as Public Prosecutor in the Egyptian Judicial Authority, and also worked as an Investigative Assistant in the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), before being promoted as a Judge in the Egyptian Primary Courts late 2012. He holds a LL.B. (Cum Laude) from Alexandria University, a LL.M. from Saint Thomas University and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Criminal Law from Salzburg Law School. He is currently a PhD candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID).