Tracey Begley serves as a Legal Advisor for the Washington Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross, where she has worked for six years. In this capacity, she is supports the delegation’s operational legal work by providing legal advice primarily on detention, which includes visiting the detainees in Guantanamo Bay, and also works on projects to disseminate International Humanitarian Law. She recently served at the Regional Legal Advisor ad interim for South Asia and Iran, based in the ICRC’s office in Kathmandu. Previously, Tracey served as a legal associate in the ICRC’s Legal Division in the Geneva headquarters. Tracey earned her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, and has interned for the U.S. Department of Defense and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Prior to law school, Tracey worked for a human rights organization in Guatemala and spent two years working for a Washington, D.C.-based organization on the negotiation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions and the implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty. Tracey is a member of the New York Bar and serves on the Executive Committee of the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict.
Tracey will be teaching Legal Aspects of War.