Hugo Slim is head of policy and humanitarian diplomacy at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Previously, Slim was associate director and senior research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict. From 2003 to 2007 he was chief scholar at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva.

From 1983 to 1994 Slim worked as a frontline humanitarian worker for Save the Children UK and the United Nations in Morocco, Sudan and Ethiopia, the Palestinian Territories, and Bangladesh. In 1994. he was appointed reader in international humanitarianism at Oxford Brookes University where he co-founded a Masters program for international humanitarian workers.

Slim is the author of Humanitarian Ethics: A Guide to the Morality of Aid in War and Disaster, Essays in Humanitarian Action, Killing Civilians: Method, Madness and Morality in War, Protection: A Guide for Humanitarian Agencies, and over 60 academic papers.

Last Updated: December 15, 2017