Ian provides legal and policy advice to GPD and its partners on human rights in the digital environment. As Senior Legal Officer, he produces legal analysis in response to key concerns and priorities, policy briefings and other resources for a range of stakeholders. He also supports the development of human rights-based analytical frameworks and tools on key policy issues.
Prior to joining GPD, Ian worked at a number of immigration and human rights-based law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has also undertaken research for international lawyers and academics at the University of California and Université Paris Descartes. His recent publications discuss the application of international humanitarian law to emerging international security issues.
Ian is a New York qualified lawyer and was admitted to practice in 2019. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of California with a specialisation in International & Comparative Law. He also holds a Master of Laws from SOAS University of London with a specialisation in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice. He previously obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History & Political Science from McGill University. Ian is fluent in English and proficient in French and Spanish.