Niccolò A. Figà-Talamanca

Secretary General

Niccolo’ Figa-Talamanca joined No Peace Without Justice in May 1998 as Legal Counsel; since 2002 he served as Program Director, responsible for policy development and operational management of the projects. In 2009, he was elected as Secretary General of No Peace Without Justice.
Before joining No Peace Without Justice, Niccolò was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York and worked for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First) as their International Criminal Court consultant. From 1995 to 1997, he clerked for Judge Sir Ninian Stephen, at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Niccolò has extensive field experience in human rights documentation and has led conflict mapping operations in various conflict and post-conflict countries. He has advised many governments and institutions on the establishment and operating methodology of international criminal justice institutions and other accountability processes. In July 1998, he represented the delegation of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Diplomatic Conference that adopted the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and at subsequent sessions of the Preparatory Commissions and the Assembly of States Parties.
Niccolò holds a PhD in International Criminal Law from the University of Palermo, a LL.M. in International Law from the University of Nottingham, which was later also converted to a Laurea in International Studies from the University of Bologna, and a Bachelors of Arts with Honours from the University of Leeds.