Marnie Lloydd is a Barrister and Solicitor from New Zealand who teaches, researches and publishes in the field of international law in armed conflict, and humanitarian law and policy. She was a Delegate and Legal Advisor with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for fourteen years, undertaking postings in Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Chad, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as at the Geneva headquarters where she advised on international humanitarian and human rights law in support of the ICRC’s activities in the Middle East. Marnie also has prior experience in refugee law and minority rights, having worked as a legal consultant for UNHCR (Geneva) and legal researcher with the European Centre for Minority Issues (Germany).

Marnie holds an LLM in International Law in Armed Conflict from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, an MA in International Humanitarian Assistance from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, and degrees in Arts and first class honours Law from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She is currently completing her PhD at Melbourne Law School.



  • IHL rather broadly, especially classifications and protection-related, i.e. CoH, JGs & Detention
  • Humanitarian policy and RC/RC Movement
  • Internal displacement
  • Foreign Fighters/Foreign Terrorist Fighters/Mercenaries/Spanish Civil War
  • Neutrality Law/5th Hague Convention
  • Use of force
  • NZ-related topics (also Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen)