Françhise Krill is a graduate of the Law Faculty of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and a qualified barrister. She was an ICRC delegate in Chad and Lebanon from 1978 to 1980, then joined the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs from 1981 to 1984. During her service there she was attached to the Swiss Embassy in Nairobi from 1982 to 1983. She has been a member of the ICRC's Legal Division since 1984. She has published several articles in the IRRC, in particular: “ICRC action in aid of refugees” (IRRC, No. 265, July-August 1988, pp. 328–350).