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Kobi Leins has managed programs and teams in the areas of administrative law & justice, humanitarian law, human rights law, and disarmament with the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Service for Human Rights. With a commercial litigation background, in 2006, Kobi worked with an international NGO to advocate for the adoption of the Declaration of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights. In 2005, she liaised with States, scientists and stakeholders to raise awareness of, and compliance with, the Biological Weapons and Chemical Weapons Conventions. In 2004, Kobi worked as a Legal Officer at the United Nations Compensation Commission under the auspices of a Security Council Resolution analysing and presenting claims for environmental damage following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1991. More recently, Kobi prepared a matrix for review of domestic compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention. She is currently undertaking research on whether the use of nanotechnology enhanced or based weapons is prohibited or limited in an armed conflict.