Jamie Williamson

Jamie A. Williamson is Head of Unit, Relations with Arms Carriers at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). He was previously the Legal Adviser for Common Law Countries at the ICRC. From 2008 to 2011, he served as the legal adviser for the ICRC Washington D.C. Delegation, 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, as regional legal adviser based in Pretoria, South Africa, Jamie assisted government, the military and international organizations in southern and eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean on the implementation of international humanitarian law, weapons treaties (land mines, biological, chemical, conventional), and criminal repression for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.

Jamie Williamson also has extensive experience in the field of international criminal justice, having previously served with the UN ad hoc international criminal tribunals in Tanzania and the Netherlands, and the Special Court for Sierra Leone, where he worked on the first international judgments on the crimes of genocide and war crimes in non-international armed conflicts. From 2002 to 2005, Jamie headed the legal support section of the ICTR Appeals Chamber based in The Hague. He has published numerous papers on repression of war crimes, international justice, and the challenges to international humanitarian law in modern day conflicts.