Vanessa Murphy

Vanessa is a Legal Adviser at the International Committee of the Red Cross, where she works on issues including women, gender and sexual violence in armed conflict. Her experience prior to the ICRC includes litigation on behalf of survivors of childhood sexual abuse, the running of support services for survivors of domestic violence and human-trafficking, and work for organisations including DCAF, Human Rights Now and the International Criminal Law Media Review.

She holds an LLM in international humanitarian law from the Geneva Academy, a Graduate Diploma in Law in the UK, and a BA in Political Science from Yale University.

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