On Tuesday 14 November 2017, Jelena Pejic, International Committee of the Red Cross, will deliver HRLC’s International Humanitarian Law Unit’s Annual Lecture, Current Challenges to IHL: Law and Practice. The lecture will be at 6:15pm in room B63, LASS and will be chaired by Professor Dino Kritsiotis, Head of the International Humanitarian Law Unit.
Jelena Pejic is Senior Legal Adviser in Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva. Her work focuses on issues related to detention policy, the extraterritorial use of force, and strengthening IHL compliance mechanisms, the latter being a joint ICRC/Swiss Government-facilitated process which started in 2011.
From 2002 to 2008 she was, among other things, the Head of the ICRC's Project on the Reaffirmation and Development of International Humanitarian Law, which aimed to provide the organization’s response to the legal and policy questions raised by the “war on terrorism”.
Prior to joining the ICRC, she was a Senior Program Coordinator at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights in New York (now Human Rights First), responsible for the Committee’s work on issues of international criminal justice, including the establishment of a permanent International Criminal Court.
Ms. Pejic holds an LL.M. degree from Columbia University Law School in New York, and a law degree from Belgrade University Law School, where she was a lecturer in Public International Law and International Relations.
She has written and presented extensively on various issues of international humanitarian, human rights and criminal law.