Practitioner in Residence
Jose Serralvo has worked as a consultant with Human Rights Watch and has spent two years in the Legal Division of ICRC in Geneva, first as a Legal Attaché and then as Legal Advisor to Operations. He has served as the ICRC field delegate in Colombia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and has carried out short missions to Somalia, Nigeria and Kenya. In May, he will transition to the position of Legal Advisor for the ICRC in Afghanistan. In his capacity as legal advisor, Serralvo has written on legislation in Colombia to protect victims of armed conflict, and co-authored an article on the obligation to respect the Geneva Conventions under International Humanitarian Law. Serralvo is a regular contributor to literary blogs and Spanish cultural magazines and has published two books. Serralvo received his degree in Law and Business Administration from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas in Spain. He holds a Master in International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris and a LLM in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University. Before joining the public sector, Serralvo worked at the Spanish corporate law firm Garrigues. He is a member of the Madrid Bar Association.