Dr. Arthur A. Jones
Dr. Robin Wiseman

International Human Rights Law and Policy


Arthur A. Jones, J.D., Dr.jur.
Robin Wiseman, J.D., Dr.h.c.
International Human Rights Law and Policy

Los Angeles, CA --- Genova, Italy
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United States citizens. Married since 1966.


Arthur Jones:

B.A., Modern European Languages/Political Science, West Virginia University, 1963. Magna Cum Laude. Member, Phi Beta Kappa

M.A. equivalent (Diplom), Germanistik (Germanic Languages and Literature), University of Bonn, Germany, 1964. Rotary International Fellowship

Juris Doctor, West Virginia University, 1967. National Moot Court Team (Appellate brief writing and argumentation). Admitted to practice of law 1967. Member of West Virginia State Bar

Doktor Jura, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany. International and Comparative Law. Fulbright Scholar, 1967-68; 1968-69

Robin Wiseman:

B.S., Psychology, University of Charleston, 1962. Editor of Yearbook, 1962

Juris Doctor, West Virginia University, 1966. Order of the Coif (academic excellence). National Moot Court Team 1964-65, 1965-66. Contributing Editor, Law Review. Admitted to practice of law 1966. Member of West Virginia State Bar

Post-graduate studies: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany; Vrije Universiteit van Brussel, Brussels, Belgium (European Community Law). E.P.O.C. Grant

Professional Practice:

1970-72: Joint house counsel for international banking, insurance and investment consortium; Rome, Italy; Guernsey, Channel Islands (U.K.); Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium. Responsible for development of unique multi-jurisdictional, integrated contract program

1972-present: independent practice as consultants, advisors, authors

Fields of specialization:

Labor Relations -- Co-authors of series of books, Labour Relations and Social Legislation covering nine European Union countries; MCE Publishing, Brussels, Belgium. Separate commentaries on Works Councils and Codetermination Laws, Germany (Betriebsverfassungsgesetz; Kündigungsschutzgesetz; Mitbestim- mungsgesetz). Specialists in executive employment agreements in Europe. Clients included General Electric Medical; International Telephone & Telegraph; Dow Chemical Co; Corn Products Corp; Johnson & Johnson; Liggett & Myers.

Intellectual Property -- Counsel for copyright acquisition and protection, several German, Swiss and British film production groups, 1973-. Advisors to film copyright protection associations (anti-piracy), U.K., Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Denmark, Norway.

Petroleum Cooperatives -- Served as counsel and directors for companies in Channel Islands and Switzerland. Organized forward integration (downstreaming) projects combining crude oil sources with private refining, maritime shipping (crude oil and refined products), refinery yield distribution. Originated non-profit petroleum product cooperatives for minority populations in several European countries. Initiated and conducted negotiations with Nigerian, Gabonese, Iranian national oil consortiums.

Community Policing and Social Policies, since 1988 -- Advisory services and international/comparative studies of new and innovative Community Policing techniques throughout Europe and the US. Advocacy and publishing. Organized cooperative projects with police forces, municipal and regional governments, and universities throughout Europe and the US. Clients include governments, police forces, universities and police unions.

Part-time university instructors in International Law (Public); International Labor Legislation; Germany, Austria, Belgium.

Appellate briefs, amicus curiae briefs in human rights cases in Europe and US.

Recent Publications and Papers:

US-Swiss News, 1999, articles on Holocaust Reparations; presentation of research papers at conferences. NZZ (Zurich, Switzerland), Schweizerzeit, other periodicals

"Community Policing Fights for its Life in Los Angeles"
, lead article in September 2001 issue of Community Links Magazine (Community Policing Consortium, funded by COPS Office, Dept. of Justice, Washington, DC)

"Europe Emphasizes Rehab Over Arrests"
, Community Links Magazine, Sept. 2001

Op-ed pieces in Daily News, Los Angeles, Sunday Viewpoint:

...... December 9, 2001 ("Los Angeles Police: Cooperate, Don't Dictate")

...... January 20, 2002 ("LAPD Top Management Needs to Trust Officers, Public")

...... March 31, 2002 ("LAPD Exodus")

...... May 20, 2002 ("Sheriff's Department must be Saved from Cuts")

Featured subjects of article in November 2001 issue of RI REConnections journal, ("International Human Rights Advocates"), Rotary International Foundation, Evanston, IL.

Recent research studies include:

"Community Policing and Crime Rates in Los Angeles and the United States Contrasted", February 14, 2002

"Police Sworn Force Attrition, Morale, Impact on Crime Rates: A Comparison of Major Police Forces Nationwide", March 28, 2002

"Position Paper, Public Safety and County Policy: Objections to Reduction of Budget, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department", June 21, 2002

"Memorandum: Los Angeles Police Department Consent Decree Mental Illness Project", July 30, 2002

"Community Policing in Europe: Overview of Practices in Six Leading Countries", August 13, 2002

A series of articles on "Community Policing in Europe and its Role in the War on Terrorism" will be published by the Community Policing Consortium, Washington, D.C., in October 2002

Selected works are also available online at:

The Think Tank -- Los Angeles Community Policing (


Fluent German, French, Italian, Dutch, Swedish. Good working knowledge (written and spoken), Spanish, Russian, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Welsh; working knowledge of Persian, Arabic, Irish, Serbo-Croatian, Polish, Romanian, Portuguese.

For additional information, contact:

Dr. Arthur Jones