The Secretariat of the IHFFC
The Swiss Government provides the Commission, pursuing to Article 90, Paragraph 1, Sub-Paragraph f of the First Additional Protocol, with the necessary administrative facilities for the performance of its functions. Thus, Switzerland assumes the Secretariat of the Commission and offers the necessary locations for its performance.
The Secretariats tasks are, inter alia, to organise all the meetings of the Commission, its promotional missions and events, attendance to international conferences, to prepare the material and administrate the website of the Commission as well as to advise the Commission if needed. The finances of the Commission are also managed by the Secretariat. The Secretariat is furthermore at the disposal of the President of the Commission for any matter concerning the Commission.
International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission
Federal Palace North
The Secretariat is composed of:
Ambassador Nathalie Marti is the Deputy Director at the Directorate of International Law of the Federal Department for Foreign Affairs. She is Head of the Division Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Justice and Diplomatic and Consular Law.
Nathalie Marti holds a law degree of the University of Geneva/Switzerland and a Master of European Law of the College of Europe in Bruges/Belgium. She is member of the Bar Association of the Republic and Canton of Geneva and speaks French, English and German.
In 1992, Nathalie Marti joined the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs and entered the diplomatic service in 1996. After assignments in Dublin, The Hague and Luxembourg she served at the Office for European Affairs in Berne, the Swiss Embassies in Moscow and Ottowa, the Directorate for International Law as well as the Swiss Mission to the European Union in Bruxelles. She was appointed Ambassador and served as Head of Protocol from 2012 to 2016. More recently, she was Deputy Head of Mission at the Swiss Embassy in Ankara from 2016 to 2017 and Consul General of Switzerland in Istanbul from 2017 to 2019.
Jonathan Cuénoud is Legal Advisor in the Directorate of Public International Law of the Federal Department for Foreign Affairs (FDFA).
He holds a Master's degree in international and European law from the University of NeuchÔtel (Switzerland) and an LL.M. in international humanitarian law from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.
Sonja M÷ri assists the Secretariat of the IHFFC and, in that capacity, covers all tasks related to the administration of the Commission.
IHFFC International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission
Kochergasse 103003 BernSwitzerlandTel +41 (0)58 465 42 00