Leidschendam, 15 January 2014 – Today, the President of the Tribunal assigned Judge Nicola Lettieri to the Trial Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, following his appointment last week by the UN Secretary-General as the new international alternate judge.
Judge Lettieri, who obtained a masters degree from the University of Naples in 1981, has extensive legal experience in international and domestic settings. He became an Advocate in 1985 before assuming his role as Junior Magistrate at the Court of Naples in 1986. In the period from 1987 until 2004, Judge Lettieri was Deputy Prosecutor at the Court of Naples, specialising in areas such as economic crimes, corruption and international terrorism.
Since 2010, Judge Lettieri has served as Deputy Attorney General at the Supreme Court of Cassation in Italy. As of 2011, he has held the post of a Legal Expert for the Italian Prime Minister in international legal affairs. In addition to these posts, Judge Lettieri has been an ad hoc judge at the European Court of Human Rights since 2010.
Judge Lettieri is awaiting the final approval from the Italian authorities before assuming his full-time duties at the STL.
A short biography of Judge Lettieri will shortly be available on the Tribunal's website.