Associate Experts

Granillo, Ernesto

Protection Advisor – Near and Middle East International.
Committee of the Red Cross

Ernesto Granillo joined the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 2007.  Currently based in Amman, he serves as protection of the civilian population advisor for the Near and Middle East region. In this capacity, he is the regional focal point for thematic such as the conduct of hostilities, child protection, sexual violence, internally displaced persons, and health care in danger.

From 2012-2017, Ernesto served as the spokesperson and diplomatic advisor for peacekeeping and protection of civilians at the ICRC Delegation to the United Nations in New York. In 2014, he was assigned as A.I. protection coordinator in Afghanistan.

From 2011-12, Ernesto was designated as a conduct of hostilities advisor for the Global Affairs unit within the Protection Division at ICRC headquarters. From 2008-2011 he worked as a protection delegate in Kabul, Afghanistan with particular focus on detention matters and the coordination of the ICRC country-wide monitoring of the protection of the civilian population activities.   From 2007-08 he served as a field delegate in Florencia, Colombia. He has also served on a number of rapid deployment missions to support ICRC protection activities in emergency contexts.

Ernesto, holds a LL.M degree with distinction from Essex University in International Human Rights Law in addition to a B.A. degree in Economics and Political Science from McGill University.

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