Anna Myriam Roccatello

Deputy Executive Director and Director of Programs International Center for Transitional Justice

Country of focus: Armenia, Colombia, United States
Based in New York City

Anna Myriam Roccatello is the Deputy Executive Director and Director of Programs of the International Center for Transitional Justice (@theICTJ). She has more than 25 years of international experience in rule of law, human rights, and transitional justice.

Ms. Roccatello oversees all global and country programs at the International Center for Transitional Justice, which she joined in 2013 after working for the United Nations for more than 15 years.

The ICTJ  works for justice in countries that have endured massive human rights abuses under repression and in conflict. They work with victims, civil society groups, national, and international organizations to ensure redress for victims and to help prevent atrocities from happening again.

Ms. Roccatello worked at the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations for seven years, gaining considerable international experience in criminal prosecution, mutual legal assistance, judicial reforms and strengthening judicial institutions.

Serving in the Department of Justice in the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK),  she contributed to work on rule of law, and in Afghanistan in a capacity building program for judicial personnel.

Subsequently she served as a Senior Policy Officer at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, focusing on States Parties’ compliance  and accountability, and later as the Senior Legal Adviser of the United Nations Office for West Africa, overseeing the operations of the Nigeria-Cameroon Mixed Commission.

Ms. Roccatello is an Italian lawyer who qualified and practiced both in Italy and in the UK. She obtained law degrees from the University of Strasbourg, France in 1991 and the University of Turin, Italy in 1994. She completed her Ph.D. studies in European Law at the University of Milan in 1997. She has been a visiting professor of Transitional Justice at the Bicocca University of Milan since 2014.