Thomas Wuchte joins Malta-based International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law as new Executive Secretary

Jun 27 2017
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Mr Thomas A. Wuchte joins the Malta-based International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) as new Executive Secretary succeeding Mr. Robert Strang.
The IIJ is an internationally recognized hub for rule of law based training and capacity building activities for justice sector practitioners primarily from North, East, and West Africa, the Middle East, and the Balkans in the area of counterterrorism. IIJ programs have been focusing on work with practitioners in support of sustainable rule of law-based training and the promotion of rule of law-compliant counterterrorism policies, including on the implementation of various Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) framework documents.
“I am looking forward to working with IIJ partners and friends in further developing our mission and translating recommendations developed by the Global Counterterrorism Forum into solid practices at the national level and regionally” says Thomas Wuchte. Since its establishment in 2014 over 2500 judges, prosecutors, investigators, parliamentarians, and other criminal justice practitioners have participated in international programs organized by the IIJ in Malta and abroad. Mr. Thomas A. Wuchte joins the IIJ from his position as the Head on Anti-Terrorism Issues in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and received a post-graduate degree in International Relations from the University of Illinois. He has extensive experience in government to government, non-governmental, academic, and multilateral co-operation throughout the IIJ region, as well as with many regional organizations such as the African Union.
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