Catherine Kayser (Class of 2010) Appointed to ISL Board of Governors

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Catherine is the first ISL Alumnus to be appointed to the ISL Board of Governors.

Catherine works as an Attachée in Humanitarian Affairs at the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MFA). She first joined the MFA in 2018 as a legal advisor on national and international law issues, including on data protection, before transferring to the Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs in January 2020. Her responsibilities within her current role include Luxembourg’s partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as well as being the thematic focal point for International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and other protection issues. Prior to becoming a civil servant, Catherine spent one year at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Ethiopia to help develop, amongst others, a training module and a handbook for the health sector on gender-based violence and sexual violence. She also worked with Luxembourg NGOs in the field of immigration and refugee law. Catherine holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Luxembourg (2014) (including an Erasmus exchange in Budapest, Hungary) and an LL.M. in Public International Law from Leiden University (2015). She was born and raised mostly in Luxembourg but has lived in Germany, Australia, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, and Ethiopia.

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