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Helen Durham Wikipedia
Helen Anne Durham (born 1968), an international humanitarian lawyer, is the Director of International Law and Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Durham served as director of international law, strategy, planning and research at the Australian Red Cross, and has worked as ICRC head of office in Sydney.
She has a PhD in international humanitarian law and international criminal law, and is a senior fellow at Melbourne Law School. Durham was one of the participants at TEDxSydney in May 2015, where she explained that even in the worst conflicts, basic human values can prevail. In 2017 Durham was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to international relations in the area of humanitarian and criminal law, to the protection of women during times of armed conflict, and to legal education.
Durham is married to singer/songwriter Greg Arnold. The couple have two children. She was the inspiration for the song Happy Birthday Helen by Arnold's band Things of Stone & Wood.