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Melker Mabeck

Melker Mabeck (Sweden) is the deputy head of the security unit of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). He first served in Afghanistan as Team Leader in the ICRC relief operations, later as Head of Office in the Gaza Strip after which he returned to Afghanistan, where he headed the ICRC's sub-delegation in Kabul until 2005.

In 2005, he was appointed Head of Sector at ICRC headquarters in Geneva with the unit responsible for relations with armed and security forces. In the summer of 2006, during the Israel/Hezbollah conflict, he was the Field Coordinator for the ICRC in Tel Aviv. Since 2007, he serves in his current position, based in Geneva.

Before joining the ICRC, Mr. Mabeck held several positions with the Swedish Red Cross, initially as Legal Adviser followed by a number of coordination positions in Uganda, Sierra Leone and Russia. He has also served as an officer in the in the Swedish Armed Forces. 

Mr. Mabeck holds an LL.M. in International Law from Stockholm University, specializing on International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.