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Department of Law : Feature_Brunssum

From left to right are Wing Commander McKillop-Duffy, Mr. Kausevitas, Professor Holland and Colonel Prescott.
Colonel Jody M. Prescott
Assistant Professor,
Department of Law

For the last year, COL Prescott has been a part of the NATO RTO SAS-091 Specialist Team, Allied Information Sharing Strategy Support to NATO, ISAF Population Metrics. Under the auspices of this project, military and civilian subject matter experts convened in two working sessions in the Netherlands, the first in Brunssum, and the second in Den Haag. The purpose of the project is to come up with meaningful and useful metrics to use in the assessment of progress in Afghanistan along three lines of operation, Security, Development and Governance. Rule of Law is specifically set out as a subsection of the Governance LOO.

In the course of the two sessions, the Rule of Law working group has brought together civilian academics, researchers and action officers from different NATO and PfP countries with their military counterparts, almost all of whom had recent experience working in the rule of law area in Afghanistan. The culmination of the project will be a handbook using Afghanistan as a case study on the challenges of effective metric construction and population in a war torn country like Afghanistan, and recommend specific metrics and best practices to be used by operational headquarters in conducting a holistic assessment of an engagement space within an effects based approach to operations.