Tristan Ferraro is Senior Legal Adviser at the Legal Division of the ICRC (HQ Geneva). He is the in-house focal point for legal issues relating to multinational forces/coalition warfare, occupation (head of the ICRC project on occupation), protection of civilians and the notion of armed conflict (establishing ICRC positions on legal issues aimed at classifying/declassifying situations of armed conflict). He is also in charge, inter alia, of files relating to humanitarian access, protection of humanitarian personnel as well as to international humanitarian law & terrorism. Before returning to the Legal Division at the ICRC HQ in 2007, he served with the ICRC some years in the field – in particular as legal coordinator – in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Israel/Palestinian occupied territory.
Prior to joining the ICRC in 2002, Tristan Ferraro worked as a senior lecturer at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France), teaching Public International Law, including International Humanitarian Law. He holds a Doctor of Laws from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France).