Valerio de Divitiis
Valerio de Divitiis has been working as Program Manager at the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) for over three years during which he has been conceptualizing, designing and implementing a variety of counter terrorism (CT) initiatives across IIJ portfolios addressing juvenile justice in CT context, parliamentarians’ responsibilities for national CT policies, the rehabilitation and reintegration of FTFs and violent extremism offenders, and the management of prisons for terrorism prevention. Valerio delivers and presents at various IIJ workshops as well as UN, EU and GCTF-level events – to date over 40 events within 15 fifteen countries while helping to raising the institute’s profile and disseminating its work for rule of law and justice practitioners. Previously since 2008 he’s been working at the multilateral level on CT, transnational organized crime prevention, and human rights through the Country Office in the I.R. of Iran of the UNODC and in its HQ in Vienna, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Action against Terrorism Unit of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). In 2013 and 2014 Valerio worked as independent expert on CT and Fundamental Rights for the European Union (EU), including the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network, and acted as an advisor for the NATO Center of Excellence Against Terrorism based in Ankara.