Sorcha MacLeod is a Marie Curie Fellow and Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an international human rights lawyer with an expertise in business, human rights and security. Previously, she was a Lecturer in Law at the School of Law at the University of Sheffield, UK and a Visiting Professor at Free University Berlin. She holds a PhD in International Human Rights Law from the University of Glasgow, as well as an LLM in International Natural Resources Law and an LLB (Hons) in Scots Law from the University of Dundee. She has a particular research interest in the private military and security industry and she has published widely on this topic. In July 2018 she was appointed as an independent human rights expert to the United Nations Working Group on the use of Mercenaries, which is part of the Human Rights Council’s Special Procedures. She is also an invited expert to the UN Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on private military and security companies and she participated in the drafting of the Montreux Document on PMSCs, as well as the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers. She has Observer Status at the International Code of Conduct Association.