Yvette Zegenhagen is the Head of the IHL department at Australian Red Cross and a member of the Australian Red Cross executive team. In this role she leads a dedicated team of over 150 staff and volunteers who work closely with stakeholders that implement, apply, and interpret IHL in Australia; and assist Australian organizations with operations in conflict zones to understand and utilize these laws and related humanitarian policy issues. She also serves as Chair of Australia’s National IHL Committee. Yvette has held the positions of Secretary and Chair of the Asia Pacific National Society Legal Adviser’s Network and has also been the ad-interim common law legal adviser for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva.
Prior to joining the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, Yvette worked as an Adjunct Teaching Fellow in the Bond University Law Faculty and as a commercial litigator in Melbourne. Yvette is admitted to practice as a Legal Practitioner to the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia.
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