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Programme Manager, Public-Private Partnerships Division

Nelleke van Amstel is a Programme Manager in the Public-Private Partnerships Division of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and is mainly responsible for implementation of international standards governing the private security sector (in particular the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers, ICoC), through policy development, legal and regulatory advisory to national authorities, capacity building of civil society and advice to the private security industry, with a special focus on Latin America and the Caribbean and West Africa.

Prior to joining DCAF, Nelleke worked for the Netherland’s Red Cross as a legal advisor on International Humanitarian Law, and as a trainee at the ICRC Unit for Relations with Arms Carriers. Before that, she also worked at Geneva Call, the Geneva Academy and the Netherland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Nelleke holds an LL.M. in from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and an LL.M in International and European law from Groningen University.