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Emilie Fitzsimons is a British Red Cross Research Fellow on the joint British Red Cross/International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) project on customary international humanitarian law. Prior to joining the project, Emilie worked as a fee-earner in the corporate department of Baker & McKenzie in Luxembourg. She also worked within the Abuses in Counter-Terrorism team at Reprieve, where she undertook research and drafted memoranda relating to the legality of US drone strikes under international law, as well as the treatment of Guantanamo Bay detainees. Previously, Emilie worked as a post-conflict and ICC intern at Redress, where she monitored ICC jurisprudence, drafted legal updates of ICC cases, and represented Redress at the 14th Assembly of State Parties of the International Criminal Court alongside a legal advisor. Emilie also has extensive experience as a law tutor, for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Emilie holds an LLM in international law from University College London, and a double degree in French and English Law from the University of Strasbourg in partnership with the University of Leicester. She is fluent in English and French, and is proficient in Spanish.