Anthony Triolo joined the Rule of Law Collaborative as the Senior External Relations Officer in September 2016. He comes to the Rule of Law Collaborative with extensive experience working for international organizations in countries such as Sierra Leone and Bosnia-Herzegovina and most recently served as Senior Government Relations Officer at the International Development Law Organization in Rome, Italy. Mr. Triolo’s expertise includes external and government relations and transitional justice.
Mr. Triolo has worked for several international criminal tribunals affiliated with the United Nations, such as the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. He served as an adviser to the Registrar of both Tribunals, an official appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, on matters relating to external relations, political affairs, and fundraising. He also served as the Head of the New York Office for both organizations, liaising with the group of states responsible for the oversight of the Tribunals.
As the Senior Associate for Policy and External Relations at the International Center for Transitional Justice, Mr. Triolo was the focal point for all government relations for the organization. He also engaged in several policy initiatives including organizing high-level conferences on matters pertaining to international criminal justice. These conferences dealt with the principle of complementarity, which relates to the responsibility of states to investigate and prosecute individuals for crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide.
Spending four years in Sierra Leone, Mr. Triolo worked on several transitional justice initiatives. At the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Sierra Leone, he served as an adviser to the Commission writing several chapters of the final report that was submitted to the Government of Sierra Leone on matters pertaining to reparation, reconciliation and governance. As the Interim Director of the Sierra Leone Court Monitoring Program, now known as the Center for Accountability and Rule of Law, Mr. Triolo helped initiate an NGO which monitored domestic courts and institutions recognizing that civil society in Sierra Leone needed a platform to voice their concerns about the need for judicial reform.
Mr. Triolo holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from Yale University. He is also co-author of a chapter published by Oxford University Press in a book entitled International Prosecutors in June 2012. The nearly 100-page book chapter focuses on resources for international prosecutions and the politics of funding international criminal tribunals.