Niccolo’ Figa’-Talamanca elected new secretary general of No Peace Without Justice

9 Mar, 2009 | Press Releases

On 9 March 2009, Niccolo’ Figa-Talamanca has been elected as Secretary General of No Peace Without Justice.

Niccolò holds a PhD in International Criminal Law from the University of Palermo, a LL.M. in International Law from the University of Nottingham, a Laurea in International Studies from the University of Bologna and a Bachelors of Arts with Honours from the University  of Leeds.

Niccolò 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.  Before joining No Peace Without Justice, he 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.

He 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.