International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) provides analytical work, juridical briefs, and policy advice within international law, human rights, corporate social responsibility, governance, and country/conflict analysis. ILPI is established with the conviction that the combination of academic excellence and operational policy experience facilitates “hands-‐on” solutions and the ability to handle complex processes and issues. ILPI is based in Oslo, Norway, but has an extensive network of partners worldwide.
ILPI has extensive competence in identifying and analyzing humanitarian, developmental and legal challenges related to weapons and their use. Our experience includes the development and implementation of policies, programmes and legal frameworks at international and domestic levels.
Torbjørn Graff Hugo - Project Leader, WMD Project
Torbjørn Graff Hugo holds an M.Phil. in Peace and Conflict Studies and a BA in International Studies from the University of Oslo. He has worked and studied in a range of different countries, including Sri Lanka, Kenya, France, Spain, Japan and the USA. Before joining ILPI, Hugo worked in the Section for Disarmament and Non-proliferation in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo.
Hugo has extensive practical and theoretical experience in the field of nuclear disarmament, including from the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations in New York. For the past three years he has been attached to ILPI’s Nuclear Weapons Project, and since January 2014 as project coordinator.
Hugo further has a particular interest in the issue of ethnic conflict and constitutional design for multi-ethnic societies. He has previously been attached to the Peace Research Institute Oslo and wrote his master thesis on the relationship between ethnic heterogeneity and civil war. He is also linked to the ILPI Centre for African Studies and acts as ILPI’s Resident Representative in Nairobi, Kenya.
Magnus Løvold - Advisor
Magnus Løvold holds an M.Phil in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Oslo He has worked and studied in various European countries, including France, United Kingdom and Switzerland. Before joining ILPI, Løvold was the Campaign and Advocacy Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in Geneva.
Løvold has extensive practical experience in the field of nuclear disarmament, and have recently focused his work around the three international conferences on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. Since January 2015, he has been attached to ILPI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Project.
Løvold further have a particular interest in Norwegian foreign policy, and wrote his master thesis on the Norwegian intervention in the Sri Lankan civil war.
Gro Nystuen - Senior Partner
Gro Nystuen is dr. juris and has worked in the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 2005. From 1995 to 1997 she was seconded to the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia and the Office of the High Representative in connection with the peace settlement for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and throughout 1999 to the UN Special Envoy for the Balkans.
From 2005 she was Associate Professor of International Humanitarian Law/the Law on Armed Conflict at the University of Oslo and from 2008 also Associate Professor at the Defence Staff University College in Oslo. In addition to a number of topics covered by public international law and treaty law in general, she has worked in particular with human rights, international humanitarian law and the law of armed conflict, disarmament law and arms control law, arms export control law, constitutional law, peace agreements, international criminal law, penal law and procedural law, and corporate social responsibility. Nystuen is also an expert on international/multilateral legal procedure for international conferences and negotiation processes within the UN as well as other international fora.
She has published extensively on the above issues.
From 2009, she has been Senior Partner at ILPI and from June 2013 she has also been Director of ILPI Centre for International Humanitarian Law.
Camilla Waszink - Programme Director, Arms and Disarment
Camilla Waszink has 15 years of experience in the areas of humanitarian affairs, security, peace and conflict. She has previously worked as project manager in the Norwegian Red Cross and senior advisor at the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF). Between 2002 and 2009, she was policy adviser in the Arms Unit of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, where she worked on a range of weapons and international humanitarian law issues, including international regulation of arms transfers, small arms availability and landmines. She has also worked as a researcher and consultant, including for the Small Arms Survey and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva, the Bonn International Center for Conversion, and the Program on Security and Development at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Waszink has experience from a range of multilateral disarmament and arms control processes, and has coordinated large institutional projects and strategic processes. She has published extensively on arms control and international humanitarian law, protection of civilians, armed violence, post-conflict disarmament and weapons management in peace processes.
Waszink holds an MA in international policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a BA in political science and law from the University of Oslo. She has worked/studied in the US, Switzerland, Spain, France, Germany and Sweden.
Waszink is ILPI´s Programme Director for Arms & Disarmament.