MRC - Select Experts
Megan Burke is the Executive Director of the ICBL-CMC. She previously served as the co-coordinator and editor for the Victim Assistance team of the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor. She also was the Coordinator for the ICBL-CMC’s Survivor Network Project. Earlier, she worked as a Program Officer in the Governance and Civil Society unit at the Ford Foundation and as a Program Manager for a campaign seeking to eliminate the impact of landmines in several post-conflict countries at the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA). Through site visits to UNA-USA’s Country Programs (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia, Mozambique and Vietnam), Megan saw first-hand the negative impact of landmines and importance of effective international assistance for humanitarian relief and continued economic development.
She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Yale University.
Location: United States
Languages: English, Spanish
Amelie Chayer is the ICBL-CMC’s Government Liaison and Policy Manager. Prior to working with the ICBL-CMC, she worked with the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross, specializing in weapons issues and the implementation of International Humanitarian Law. She was a member of the Quebec Bar Association in Canada and has a bachelor’s degree in law from Universite de Montreal and a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Universite du Quebec a Montreal.
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Languages: French, English
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
Paul Hannon is the Executive Director of Mines Action Canada (MAC), the Canadian member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), which was awarded the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. MAC is a coalition of over 40 Canadian development, faith, health, peace, relief, social justice, and disabled peoples’ support organizations. MAC has worked domestically and internationally to build government support for bans on landmines and cluster munitions.
Hannon became MAC’s Executive Director in July 1998 and represents MAC on the governance structure of the ICBL-CMC.
Hannon brought to the campaign 15 years of experience with the Canadian development sector including working and consulting with Africa Emergency Aid, AlterNET Communications, Canadian Council for International Cooperation, International Development Research Centre, Mozambique Task Force, Oxfam Canada, the Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Fund , and Partnership Africa Canada. He has also worked for the Canadian federal government and a major Canadian financial institution.
In 2002 he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Marion Libertucci is head of the advocacy unit for Handicap International federation. Handicap International is an aid organisation present in over 50 countries and working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster, alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations. The organization is one of the co-founders of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines in 1992, and of the Cluster Munition Coalition in 2003.
From 2006 to 2013 Libertucci was arms advocacy manager for Handicap International. She was heavily involved in the Oslo Process to ban cluster munitions, bringing the association’s field experience, in particular on victim assistance, into the negotiating room. She is member of the Governance Board of the ICBL-CMC.
Location: Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium
Language: English, French