Marco Sassòli, is professor of international law and director of the Department of international law and international organization at the University of Geneva. He is commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists’ (ICJ). From 2001-2003, he has taught at the Université du Québec à Montreal, Canada, where he remains associate professor. From 1985-1997 he has worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), inter alia as deputy head of its legal division, head of the ICRC delegations in Jordan and Syria and as protection coordinator for the former Yugoslavia. During a sabbatical leave in 2011, he joined again the ICRC delegation in Islamabad. He has also served as registrar at the Swiss Supreme Court.