Announcement of Executive Director Transition

The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) announces that Thomas Wuchte will depart from his role as Executive Secretary after more than 5 years at the helm.

The IIJ Governing Board of Administrators (GBA) thanked Mr. Wuchte for his exceptional leadership during his tenure. Through his efforts the IIJ developed into an internationally recognized training institute for criminal justice practitioners, doubling the size of the staff, extending the geographic scope of engagement to include Asia, Africa, and Europe, training over 5,000 practitioners, establishing a one-of-a-kind Academic Unit, and expanding the donor base and institutional partnerships.

Mr. Wuchte said “It has been my great privilege to lead the IIJ for the past 5 years alongside an incredibly talented group of staff. I am proud of our achievements and impact across the IIJ’s focus regions. As the threat of terrorism, violent extremism, and related transnational crime continues to evolve, we have set strong foundations for the IIJ to serve as a trusted and reliable resource within partner governments, in cooperation with our dedicated practitioners, and civil society to collaborate together while facing these challenges in their daily work.”

Mr. Wuchte leaves the IIJ on 11 November 2022. The new Executive Secretary, appointed by the IIJ Governing Board, is taking up his assignment and will be introduced in a separate correspondence.

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