Ian David Leigh

Emeritus Professor of Law, Durham University | United Kingdom

Ian Leigh is Emeritus Professor of Law at Durham University specialising in public law and human rights. His books on national security law 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,  International Intelligence Cooperation and Accountability (Routledge, 2011, with Hans Born and Aidan Wills) and Intelligence Oversight in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge, 2018, with Njord Wegge). He is co-author of two policy reports on intelligence reform: Making Intelligence Accountable (Norwegian Parliament Printing House 2005) and Making International Intelligence Cooperation Accountable (Norwegian Parliament Printing House 2015) and has acted as a consultant to the OSCE Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the Council of Europe, the Venice Commission, and to the UNDP on security sector reform.