The Secretariat

Executive Director

Jamie Williamson

 

As Executive Director, Jamie Williamson heads the Secretariat of the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA). Jamie brings to the ICoCA a wealth of international, legal, military and security experience and joined the ICoCA in October 2017 after several years as the Head of the Relations with Arms Carriers Unit at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). In that capacity, Jamie led a team of over 50 delegates worldwide, and was responsible for the strategic orientation and implementation of core programs, advising and training State and non-State weapons bearers, including multinational forces and private military and security contractors.

 

Previously, from 2008 until 2011, Jamie served as the ICRC Legal Advisor at the ICRC Delegation in Washington D.C., providing legal support to the ICRC activities in the U.S. and Canada, with particular focus on Guantanamo and military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. From 2005 to 2008, he brought his experience and commitment to humanitarian law and justice to the ICRC as regional legal advisor based in Pretoria, South Africa. Here, he assisted State Authorities and international organizations on the implementation of weapons treaties, and continued to advocate for and successfully legislate international humanitarian law.

 

Before joining the ICRC, Jamie was with the UN ad hoc international criminal tribunals in Tanzania and the Netherlands, and Sierra Leone, for nearly 9 years, where he worked on the first international judgments on genocide and war crimes in non-international armed conflicts. Jamie has published numerous papers on repression of war crimes, international justice, and the challenges to international humanitarian law in modern day conflicts and is on the summer faculty of the Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University, in Washington D.C.

Administrative Assistant

Dina Chantre

 

As an Administrative Assistant, Dina Chantre deals with the Association’s administrative and office management functions. 

 

Prior to joining the ICoCA, Dina has held various positions in the private sector. Among others, she has worked for more than six years at a prestigious Geneva spa where she managed reception activities, answering the requests of a demanding local and international clients. She has also supported the Director in human resources and administrative functions.

 

Dina has an educational background in business, human resources management and accounting.  

Project Officer

Anaïs Laigle

 

As a Project Officer, Anaïs Laigle provides analytical and policy development support for the development and execution of the Association’s governance and oversight roles.  Since late 2015, she has focused particularly on the development of the ICoCA’s Certification function and in supporting the Membership.

 

Prior to joining the ICoCA, Anaïs worked as an Attaché to the Permanent Representation of France to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, with a special focus on conventional arms control. Before that, she worked as a Program Assistant at the Paris office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMFUS), a think tank dedicated to strengthening transatlantic cooperation.

 

Anaïs holds a BA in Political Science and Administration from the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) of Bordeaux (France) and the University of Granada (Spain), and an MA in International Relations (specialised in Defence and Security) from the IEP of Bordeaux.

Project Officer

Gina Menghini

 

As a Project Officer, Gina Menghini provides analytical and policy development support for the establishment and the development of the Association's core functions. This includes particularly the development of the ICoCA Complaints function and the implementation of a secure and user-friendly Information Management system.

 

Prior to joining the ICoCA, Gina worked for the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) as a Junior Programme Officer on mine action standards and language outreach programs. Before that, Gina held various positions with a focus on diplomacy, private security, human rights and international humanitarian law. Her prior experiences also include supporting the Geneva Centre on the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) with a market analysis on private security companies. 

 

Gina holds a BA in Political Science and Public Law from the University of Zurich and an MA in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

Monitoring Officer

Giuseppe Scirocco

 

As a Monitoring Officer, Giuseppe Scirocco supports the development and implementation of the Association’s monitoring activities and the provision of thematic guidance to ICoCA Member companies. Giuseppe was previously a Research Trainee with the ICoCA Monitoring function for one year.

 

Before joining the ICoCA, Giuseppe interned at the Ethics Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, the Citizenship and Ethics Cluster of the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) in Flensburg, and the Legal Pro Bono Service of Advocates for International Development (A4ID) in London.

 

Giuseppe holds an LLM in Human Rights Law from the University of Nottingham, a Master in Diplomatic Studies from the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI), and a Master’s Degree of Law from the University of Naples ‘Federico II’.