Michael A. Meyer is Head of the Legal and Committee Services Department at the British Red Cross. A graduate of Yale University in the United States, Mr. Meyer has graduate degrees in international law and in international relations from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Mr. Meyer is a barrister and writes on humanitarian matters. He is an associate member of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, San Remo, Italy. In 1987, he published articles in the Review on promoting knowledge of international humanitarian law and the humanitarian action of non-governmental organizations.