Protection of Civilians
Edited by Haidi Willmot, Ralph Mamiya, Scott Sheeran, and Marc Weller
Edited by Haidi Willmot, United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Ralph Mamiya, Formerly Protections of Civilians Policy Adviser at the United Nations, Scott Sheeran, Senior Lecturer, Director of the LLMs and MAs in International Human Rights, School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, and Marc Weller, Professor of International Law and International Constitutional Studies, at the University of Cambridge, and the Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
Haidi Willmot has held a number of positions in the United Nations Secretariat, including in the United Nations Operations and Crisis Centre and the Office of the Chief of Staff and Office of Military Affairs in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. Prior to joining the Secretariat, Ms Willmot was the Peacekeeping Policy Officer at the Australian Mission to the United Nations, and worked as an analyst with the New Zealand government. She previously worked in Vanuatu with the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid) and in legal practice in Australia and throughout the island nations of the Paci?c. Ms Willmot holds an BA/LLB (hons) from the Australian National University and a MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge. She has published academic work in peer-reviewed journals, in edited volumes and with the International Peace Institute.
Ralph Mamiya leads the Protection of Civilians Team in the United Nations Department Peacekeeping Operations/Department of Field Support. He has spent more than seven years working on peacekeeping and protection issues, including tours with United Nations missions in Sudan and South Sudan. He has published articles on international law and international relations in journals and in edited volumes, including the Oxford Handbook on the Use of Force in International Law (2015). Mr Mamiya holds a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School.
Scott Sheeran is Senior Legal Counsel and Leader of the Peace Operations and Sanctions Teams for the New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations, in its delegation on the Security Council. He is also a Senior Lecturer (on leave) at the School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. He is a graduate of Cambridge University and was a United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Fellow at Columbia Law School. Mr Sheeran has previously worked as a diplomat, legal adviser, and United Nations and human rights adviser, including in New York and Geneva, and has served on the advisory council of human rights NGOs including Universal Rights Group. While posted in New York, he was Vice Chair of the United Nations Legal (Sixth) Committee. Mr Sheeran has published widely on the law of the United Nations, peacekeeping, international human rights law, and public international law.
Marc Weller is Professor of International Law and International Constitutional Studies in the University of Cambridge and the Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. From 1997 to 2000 he was Deputy Director of the Centre of International Studies. During 2011/12 he served as Senior Mediation Expert in the Department of Political Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat in New York. He advised on the transitions in Cote dIvoire and Egypt, and supported mediation efforts during the armed con?ict in Libya and the transition in Yemen. He served as an adviser in the Doha negotiations on a peaceful settlement of the Darfur crisis, and advised on constitutional reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Professor Weller holds Masters degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the University of Cambridge, and Doctorates in Law, in Economic and Social Sciences, and in International Law from the Universities of Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Cambridge respectively.
Fiona Blyth, Policy Advisor, UK Mission to the United Nations
Richard Bennett, Amnesty International Representative for New York
Major-General (rtd) Patrick Cammaert. He has served in many United Nations peacekeeping operations, including the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) and the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) in Bosnia.
Nils Carstensen, Co-founder and Manager of the Local to Global Protection initiative. Senior humanitarian advisor to DanChurchAid
Andrew Clapham, Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Cedric de Coning, Senior Researcher, Peace Operations and Peacebuilding Research Group at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. Senior Advisor on Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding for ACCORD
Aditi Gorur Aditi Gorur, Deputy Director of the Future of Peace Operations programme at the Stimson Center
Lise Grande, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq
Jean-Marie Guéhenno, President of the International Crisis Group
Michael Keating, United Nations Secretary-Generals Special Representative for Somalia
Catherine Kent, Research Associate for the Human Rights in Iran Unit, University of Essex
Mona Ali Khalil, Senior Legal Officer in the United Nations Office of the Legal Counsel
Ben Kioko, Judge, African Court on Human and Peoples Rights
Stian Kjeksrud, Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
Walter Lotze, Senior Researcher at the Centre for International Peace Operations
Ralph Mamiya, Protection of Civilians Team, United Nations Department Peacekeeping Operations/Department of Field Support
Erin Mooney, researcher, policy adviser, and field practitioner on forced migration, human rights, and humanitarian issues
Sara Pantuliano, Director of the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute
Jacob Aasland Ravndal, Research Fellow at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
Scott Sheeran, Senior Legal Counsel and Leader of the Peace Operations and Sanctions Teams for the New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Hugo Slim, Head of Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Andreas Øien Stensland, Norwegian Refugee Council
Eva Svoboda, Research Fellow with the Humanitarian Policy Group of the Overseas Development Institute
Bruno Stagno Ugarte, Deputy Executive Director at Human Rights Watch
Lydia Wambugu, pan-African researcher
Marc Weller, Professor of International Law and International Constitutional Studies in the University of Cambridge. Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
Jamie A Williamson, Head of Unit for relations with militaries, security forces, and armed groups, International Committee of the Red Cross
Haidi Willmot, Office of Military Affairs
Siobhán Wills, Professor of Law at the Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster