Neil Corney

Neil has been a researcher at Omega since 1996. His focus has been analysis of the manufacture, trade and use of military, security and police weapons worldwide, including identification of weapons used to violate international humanitarian and human rights law. He has researched the human rights impacts of police use of force and less lethal weapons worldwide, particularly in Northern Ireland, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and South Africa. He has authored or contributed to numerous reports and articles on this subject.

He was a member of the core Academic Working Group which developed the 2020 UN Guidance on Less Lethal Weapons, and is currently Chair of the UK’s National Taser Stakeholder Advisory Group (NTSAG), and attends the UK National Police Chiefs Council Less Lethal Weapons Working Group.