Professor of Law, Durham University

Ian Leigh is Professor of Law at the Durham University, specialising in public law and human rights.. His books include In From the Cold: National Security and Parliamentary Democracy (Oxford University Press, 1994), with Laurence Lustgarten, Who’s Watching the Spies: Establishing Intelligence Service Accountability (Potomac Books, 2005) with Hans Born and Loch Johnson, and International Intelligence Cooperation and Accountability (Routledge, 2011, with Hans Born and Aidan Wills). His policy report Making Intelligence Accountable (with Dr Hans Born, published by the Norwegian Parliament Printing House 2005) has been translated into 14 languages. He has also co-authored the OSCE/ DCAF Handbook on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Armed Forces Personnel (Warsaw, 2008) and has acted as a consultant to the OSCE Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, to the Venice Commission on democratic control of security and intelligence agencies in Council of Europe states, and to the UNDP on security sector reform.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Law, Durham University