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Pascale Baeriswyl

State Secretary, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland

Master's in Private and Public Law, specializing in European Law and Master's in History, French Literature and Linguistics, University of Basel. As a researcher, contributed to a study on domestic violence and headed the office against domestic violence Halt-Gewalt, also working as a legal adviser. Several years as Judge, Civil Court of the Canton of Basel-Stadt. 2000, joined Switzerland's diplomatic service. After completing diplomatic service internship in the Directorate of International Law and at the Swiss Embassy in Hanoi, worked as Deputy Head of the Human Rights Policy Section for the Asia-Pacific region in the Human Security Division. 2005-08, responsible for foreign and security policy matters at the Swiss Mission to the European Union in Brussels. 2008-13, headed the political team of the Swiss Mission to the United Nations in New York. 2013, returned to the Directorate of International Law as Head of the Asset Recovery Task Force and later took over the International Law and Treaties section as Assistant Director with the title of Ambassador. 30 September 2016, appointed State Secretary of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.