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.

Law and Policy Manager

Molly Gray

 

Molly Gray manages the development of legal, thematic and policy guidance across the Association’s various functions to ensure respect for human rights and international humanitarian law by Member companies under the Code of Conduct.  Molly also works to promote and implement the Association’s Monitoring function and activities.

 

Prior to joining the ICoCA, Molly held various positions in both the private and public sector with a focus on human rights, international humanitarian law and national security. Her prior experience also includes managing the relations of International Committee of the Red Cross with the U.S. Congress and leading policymakers on field missions to Haiti, Uganda, Georgia, the Western Balkans and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

Molly holds an LL.M in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, a J.D. from Vermont Law School and B.A. from the University of Vermont.  After law school, Molly served as a law clerk to the Honorable Peter. W. Hall of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  

Administrative Assistant

Dina Chantre

 

Dina Chantre supports the Association with administrative and office management functions.

 
Prior to joining ICoCA, Dina worked for more than six years at a prestigious Geneva spa where she managed reception and appointments for local and international clients, as well as supporting the Director in human resource and administrative functions.

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

Project Officer

Andrés Zaragoza Montejano

 

Andrés Zaragoza Montejano is a Project Officer at ICoCA, providing support for the establishment and the development of its core functions.  Since 2014, Andrés has led the Secretariat’s work in developing the ICoCA’s certification function, and helping to integrate that function with the Association’s reporting, monitoring and performance assessment roles..

 
Prior to joining ICoCA, Andrés worked as a researcher on Business and Human Rights at the International Peace Information Service (IPIS), a Belgian  research institute. Before that, he completed a legal internship at the Centre for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) in Costa Rica, a NGO providing legal representation to victims of human rights abuses before the Inter-American Human Rights System.


Andrés holds a MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex. Previously he studied  Law and Business Administration and Management at the University of Alicante.  

Project Officer

Anaïs Laigle

 

Anaïs Laigle provides analytical and policy development support for the 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 the role of national and international standards in that function.  


Prior to joining 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 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 (specialized in Defence and Security) from the IEP of Bordeaux.

Project Officer

Gina Menghini

 

Gina Menghini joined the ICoCA in July 2016, to provide support for the establishment and development of the Association's Monitoring and Complaints functions.

 

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, she supported the Geneva Centre on the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) as a Research Assistant for a project focusing 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.

Research Trainee

Giuseppe Scirocco

 

Giuseppe is a Research Trainee supporting the implementation of the Association's Monitoring function and activities. His role is to provide specific research and support to the Monitoring function.

 

Prior to joining ICoCA, Giuseppe interned at the Ethics Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) in Flensburg – where he carried out a research project on minority and dual citizenship in Europe – and Advocates for International Development (A4ID) in London - dealing with the delivery and development of the organization’s broker service.

 

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’.