Stephen Goose, director of Human Rights Watch's arms division and a general expert on arms, has been at the forefront of international efforts to address the humanitarian dangers of cluster munitions, helping to bring about the Convention on Cluster Munitions agreed in Dublin in May 2008. Goose and Human Rights Watch were instrumental in bringing about the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, the 1995 protocol banning blinding lasers, the 2003 protocol on explosive remnants of war, and the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions. He and Human Rights Watch co-founded the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which received the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. Before joining Human Rights Watch in 1993, Goose was a staff member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations and a researcher at the Center for Defense Information. He has a master's degree in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. in History from Vanderbilt University.
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Katherine Harrison recently joined Norwegian People's Aid. Until July 2013, she served as Policy and Research Manager with Action on Armed Violence (AOAV, formerly Landmine Action). Since 2006 Harrison has monitored the Oslo Process and negotiations of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, as well as the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) meetings and other disarmament fora at the UN. She has been actively involved in Monitor publications since 2008, with a current emphasis on research for Europe and francophone Africa.
In her capacity with AOAV, Harrison also focused on policy and research on the issue of the humanitarian harm caused by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas and was the acting representative of AOAV as a founding member of the International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW). She has previously worked for the Reaching Critical Will project of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in Geneva, the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and has a degree in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Mark Hiznay has worked with Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor since January 2000.
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan has lived and worked in a dozen countries, spending most of his adult life in Southeast Asia. In 1995 he co-founded the Thailand Campaign to Ban Landmines. He has been involved in Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor since its inception in 1998, first as a country researcher (Myanmar/Burma, Lao PDR, Singapore). Since 2005 Moser-Puangsuwan has worked for Mines Action Canada, providing Ban Policy Research Coordination to the Landmine & Cluster Munition Monitor for Asia, the Pacific, and Middle East and North Africa regions, and on Non-State Armed Groups globally.
From 1992 to 2005 Yeshua was the SE Asia regional representative of Nonviolence International, an ICBL and CMC member organization. He was also a co-founder of the International Action Network on Small Arms. He serves voluntarily as a consultant to the International Peace Bureau and on the grant making Advisory Board of the International Nonviolence Trainers Fund of the AJ Muste Institute. He received a MA in Peace and Reconciliation from Coventry University, UK and a PhD in Peace Studies from Gujarat Vidyapith in Ahmedabad, India.
Location: Victoria, Canada
Languages: English, Thai
Mary Wareham is advocacy director of the Arms Division, where she leads Human Rights Watch’s advocacy against particularly problematic weapons that pose a significant threat to civilians. She is also serving as the global coordinator of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots.
From 2006 to 2008, Wareham served as advocacy director for Oxfam New Zealand, leading its efforts to secure an arms trade treaty and the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions. Wareham was senior advocate for the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch from 1998 to 2006 and was responsible for global coordination of the Landmine Monitor research initiative, which verifies compliance and implementation of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. From 1996 to 1997, Wareham worked for the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, assisting Jody Williams in coordinating the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), co-laureate of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize together with Williams. Wareham worked as a researcher for the New Zealand parliament from 1995 to 1996 after receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from Victoria University of Wellington.
Location: Washington, DC USA