Private Security Regulation.Net

Resource for the Regulations on Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs)

Advisory Group Members

BailesAlysonAlyson Bailes served as Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute for five years before moving in autumn 2007 to teach international relations at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. Her former career was in the British Diplomatic Service with a focus on European affairs, security issues, and China.
BrooksDougDoug Brooks is President of the International Peace Operations Association (IPOA), a nongovernmental, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of service companies dedicated to improving international peacekeeping, peace enforcement, humanitarian rescue, stabilization efforts and disaster relief through greater privatization. He is a specialist on private sector capabilities and African security issues and has written extensively on the regulation and constructive utilization of the private sector for international peacekeeping and humanitarian missions.
ClaphamAndrewAndrew Clapham is Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and the Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.
CockayneJamesJames Cockayne, Esq., is an Associate at the International Peace Institute in New York. He has been a regular commentator and author on PMSCs issues since serving as Director of the Transnational Crime Unit of the Australian Attorney-General’s Department in 2002-2003, where he encountered the issue while providing legal advice to coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has been closely involved in the Swiss Initiative on PMSCs, and leads IPI’s Feasibility Study on Standards Implementation and Enforcement Frameworks for the Global Security Industry. He is Chair of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of International Criminal Justice, has worked in war crimes trials at the ICTR and in Sierra Leone, and in private legal practice in Sydney and Paris. He is a graduate of New York University (LL.M. International Legal Studies, Hauser Scholar, Lipper Prize) and the University of Sydney (LL.B. (Hons I), B.A. (Hons I and University Medal in Government and Public Administration)).
DroegeCordulaCordula Droege is a legal adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross, where her files include, among others the privatisation of warfare and private military and security companies.
Gomez del PradoJoséJosé L. Gómez del Prado is a member of the UN Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries, serving in his personal capacity as a human rights independent expert. As President of that Group, he has presented a number of reports to the UN Human Rights Council and the General Assembly. He coordinated the UN Security Council Expert Group responsible for investigating and determining the genocide committed in Rwanda in 1994 as well as other UN human rights missions in the Region of the Great Lakes in Central Africa. He collaborates in journals, such as Papeles de Cuestiones Internacionales (Madrid), with the Forum Europe-Latin America (FRIDE Madrid) and is the author of numerous articles and monographs. He has been Visiting Professor in several European and Latin American Universities.
Haynin de BryGuyMajor-General (retd) Guy de Haynin de Bry is a Senior Fellow in the DCAF's Operations Division. Prior to his detachment, he held operational positions as an airborne infantry officer, from platoon leader to commanding officer of an airborne regiment. He deployed with French contingency troops between 1975 and 1995 in Africa, Middle-East, the Balkans and served three years as a liaison officer in the USA. He ended his career as a director of the "analysis, assessment and production" division of the French military intelligence agency from 2004 to the end of year 2006. He holds a Masters in Anthropology in African studies and published (1989 - out of print) a thesis on "African presidential guards as a mimicry of traditional political and societal groups.
LaniganKevinKevin Lanigan is Director of the Law & Security Program at Human Rights First. Before joining Human Rights First, Mr. Lanigan practiced law for twenty years primarily in the area of civil rights. He has taught international, military and public interest law at Georgetown University and at Arizona State University College of Law, and has been a frequent speaker on issues including criminal justice, human rights and post-conflict reconstruction. Mr. Lanigan served on active duty as a U.S. Army Reserve judge advocate in Bosnia during 2001, Afghanistan during 2002-03, and Iraq during 2005-06, with duties including rule of law support and other security sector reform responsibilities. He was twice awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement and service in Afghanistan and Iraq. During 2006-07 Mr. Lanigan served as legal advisor to the Iraq Ministry of the Interior in a UK Department for International Development capacity development program. He has also served as a civilian advisor in the post-conflict security, governance and reconstruction spheres in Afghanistan.
LeighIanIan Leigh is Professor of Law at the University of Durham. His books include In From the Cold: National Security and Parliamentary Democracy (Oxford University Press, 1994), with Laurence Lustgarten, and Who’s Watching the Spies: Establishing Intelligence Service Accountability (Potomac Books, 2005) with Hans Born and Loch Johnson,. His policy report Making Intelligence Accountable (with Dr Hans Born, published by the Norwegian Parliament Printing House 2005) has been translated into 12 languages. He has recently co-authored the OSCE/ DCAF Handbook on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Armed Forces Personnel (Warsaw, 2008). He has also acted as a consultant to the Venice Commission on democratic control of security and intelligence agencies in Council of Europe states, and to the UNDP on security sector reform.
SassoliMarcoMarco Sassoli is professor of international law at the University of Geneva and associate professor at the Université du Québec à Montreal and the Université de Laval, Canada. He chairs the boards of the Geneva Academy for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and of Geneva Call, an NGO with the objective to engage armed non-State actors to adhere to humanitarian norms.
SchmeidlSusanneSusanne Schmeidl is a Senior Researcher at the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance at Griffith University in Australia and Advisor to the Tribal Liaison Office (TLO) in Afghanistan. She worked for nine years with Swisspeace in the areas of early warning, conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Between 2002 and 2005 she managed the Swisspeace office in Afghanistan and worked on civilian peacebuilding, mainly coordinating the Afghan Civil Society Forum and developing TLO. She holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Ohio State University (1989 and 1995) and worked at the Centre for Refugee Studies (York University, Canada) as a postdoctoral researcher, coordinator of the Prevention/Early Warning Unit, coordinator of the Interim Secretariat of the Forum on Early Warning and Early Response, and technical consultant for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. She has published in the areas of Afghanistan, gender, civil society, refugee migration, conflict early warning, peacebuilding, and human security.
SchulzSabrinaSabrina Schulz is Director of Policy of the British Association of Private Security Companies (BAPSC). Previously, she was a Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC. Her current research focuses on the privatisation of security, Security Sector Reform, and the transformation of war. She is a graduate of the University of Potsdam (M.A. in Public Policy and Management) and holds an M.A. in International Politics and a PhD from the University of Wales at Aberystwyth.
van BovenTheoTheo van Boven is honorary a professor of international law at Maastricht University, Netherlands. He was in various capacities closely associated with the United Nations programme of human rights: as Netherlands representative on the Commission on Human Rights (1970-1975), as Director of the UN Division of Human Rights (1977-1982), as member of the UN Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities(1986-1990), as a member of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (1991-1999) and as the Special Rapporteur on Torture. He is a honorary member of the International Commission of Jurists and a member of the Human Rights Committee of the Netherlands Advisory Council on International Affairs. He has extensively written on human rights law and international humanitarian law.
WestroppEricEric Westropp has spent his career between the British Army and the private security sector. Currently he is on a committee of the British Association of Private Security Companies (BAPSC) and on an International Board of Trustees of Cranfield University which has been formed to oversee the Cranfield Masters programme in Security Sector Management. He is a non-executive director of 3 security related companies. In April of 2007 he stood down from the board of Control Risks (CR), a company he had helped to build for 22 years. His last executive role with CR was setting up a new division for Governance & Development, a private sector initiative to provide services in failed and failing states. From 2003-2005 he was the director responsible for the CR’s business in Iraq, Before joining CR he was an officer in the British Army and served in The Middle East, South East Asia, Central America, Europe and Northern Ireland. He retired from the Army with the rank of Brigadier.