1997-98 - Bosnia: Registration Supervisor and Polling Supervisor, OSCE

He served the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe on three separate occasions in Bosnia, monitoring elections. The work involved a great deal of organisational effort and leadership, which included negotiating with people who were very distressed. On one mission, in Sept 1998, he exercised individual crowd control, where several hundred eager voters were under the impression they were being denied their rights resulting in a security challenge by angry voters making death threats. He also dealt with the physical collapse of a polling station during voting, when it was full of people.