Thomas de Saint Maurice is Head of the Operational Legal Advisers Unit at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) since 2017. He joined the ICRC in 2001, working both in the field (Africa) and at headquarters where he occupied several positions dealing with humanitarian action and international humanitarian law and policy. He notably worked as a legal adviser to operations for five years (covering Near East and Africa) and as an adviser in the Policy Unit for three years. He also worked for two years in the Arms Unit as a legal adviser, focusing on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas and their humanitarian impact. He has a degree in political sciences (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lille), a LLM in public international law (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and a MA in international relations (University of Kent).