Niccolò Figa-Talamanca is the Secretary General of No Peace Without Justice (www.npwj.org). Niccolò has extensive experience on the ground, having led large scale human rights and humanitarian law operations in conflict and post-conflict environments, and in the political and diplomatic field. He has advised numerous 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. 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 holds a PhD and an LL.M in International Law.