Marnie Lloydd is a doctoral candidate with the Laureate Program in International Law, and is the recipient of the University of Melbourne's Human Rights Scholarship. Her thesis is entitled ‘Other’ Foreign Fighters under International Law: Treatment, status and due diligence obligations. She holds an Executive Masters in International Law in Armed Conflict (LLM) from the University of Geneva, an MA in International Humanitarian Assistance from Ruhr-University Bochum, and an LLB and BA from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Prior to joining the Laureate Program, she was the International Humanitarian Law and Policy Manager for New Zealand Red Cross. Before returning to New Zealand she worked for ten years as a Delegate and then Legal Advisor with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), undertaking deployments in Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Chad, Afghanistan and DR Congo, as well as the Geneva headquarters where she advised on international humanitarian and human rights law in support of the ICRC's activities in the Middle East, with a particular focus on Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and Israel and the Occupied Territories.