Guest remarks by Mark B. Taylor
Mark B. Taylor is a Senior Researcher at the Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies, Oslo. In addition, he is also a Senior Advisor to Global Witness' Ending Impunity campaign and Fafo’s representative on the Just Jobs Network led by the Center for American Progress. Mark is Editor of the legal analysis blog ‘Laws of Rule’ (www.lawsofrule.net) and the 'Red Flags' initiative (www.redlfags.info), as well as an occasional commentator for Al Jazeera English television on international law. A former Managing Director of Fafo AIS, Mark works primarily on regulatory and policy responses to violence and conflict, in particular the ways in which law is applied to nonstate actors (armed groups, warlords, business). In addition, Mark has covered such issues as the sociology of armed groups, the reform of UN peace operations and institutional protections for human rights.