Wen Zhou is currently Legal Adviser of the Arms and Conduct of Hostilities Unit of the Legal Division at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Headquarters in Geneva. Wen’s functions include, among others, coordinating, developing and representing the ICRC’s legal and policy positions on a range of issues, notably military space operations and international humanitarian law, and the legal review of new weapons, means and methods of warfare. Prior to joining headquarters in 2018, she was Head of Legal Department at the ICRC Regional Delegation for East Asia based in Beijing.
Previous to joining the ICRC, Wen worked successively in the World Bank in Washington D.C., and in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing.
Wen holds a PhD in international law and a Bachelor of Law from Peking University, and a Master of European Law from University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.