Anton du Plessis

Anton du Plessis
  • Managing Director
    Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Three law degrees. Admitted advocate, High Court of South Africa. Has worked on human security, international criminal justice and rule of law issues in over 20 African countries, with a focus on delivering training and technical assistance to senior law enforcement and criminal justice officials. Former: Senior State Advocate, National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa; Head of the Crime and Justice Programme, ISS; criminal justice and counter-terrorism legal expert, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna; Founder and Head of the International Crime in Africa Programme (ICAP), ISS. Currently, Deputy Executive Director, ISS and Head of the Transnational Threats and International Crime Division. Has worked as a consultant and expert adviser to UN entities and other intergovernmental organizations, including the UN's Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force. Member, Global Agenda Council on Terrorism, World Economic Forum. Has published articles, book chapters and training guides. Co-Author, Counter-Terrorism Law and Practice: A Practitioners' Handbook.