Dr. Sorcha MacLeod is an international expert on business and human rights with a special focus on the security industry. In addition to her position as a Guest Lecturer at the Hertie School of Governance she lectures at the Freie Universität Berlin and is an International Guest Lecturer at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Previously, she was a faculty member at the School of Law at the University of Sheffield in the UK. She holds an LLB(Hons) in Law and an LLM in International Natural Resources Law from the University of Dundee, and a PhD from the University of Glasgow. She has a particular research interest in the private military and security industry and she has published widely on this topic. Additionally, in July 2018 she was appointed as a mandate-holder to the United Nations Working Group on Mercenaries and is an invited expert to the UN Intergovernmental Working Group on private military and security companies.