Jamie Williamson

Jamie Williamson

Jamie Williamson is the Executive Director of the International Code of Conduct Association for Private Security Providers, an international multi-stakeholder initiative based in Geneva, Switzerland. Before joining the Association, Jamie Williamson served in numerous capacities with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), including Head of Unit for relations with arms carriers and Legal Adviser for Common Law Countries at the ICRC, as well as the Operational Legal adviser for the ICRC Washington D.C. Delegation. As an Operational Legal adviser, he provided legal support to the ICRC activities in the U.S. and Canada, with a particular focus on Guantanamo and military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. 

Jamie Williamson also has extensive experience in the field of international criminal justice. He 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 the repression of war crimes, international justice, and the challenges to international humanitarian law in modern-day conflicts.

Currently Teaching

International Humanitarian Law (LAW-620-001)

Areas of Specialization

  • International Criminal Law
  • International Human Rights/Humanitarian Law
  • International/Comparative Law