Presidency and Staff
Andrea Chmieliński Bigazzi is specialized in International Criminal Law (LLM), and is a Senior Expert in Rule of Law and Justice Reform Programs. He is also an expert in EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) and UN Peace-Keeping Missions, and in civil-military cooperation.
He has served the Chief International Prosecutors’ Office within the Department of Justice of the UN Mission in Kosovo. He further served as national detached expert of the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs covering various positions within the Justice Component of the EU Mission in Kosovo. Andrea then moved to join the EU CSDP in Brussels, working on the establishment and launch of the operations of the EU Special Investigative Task Force. Afterwards, he deployed in Palestine as Defence Counsel Expert within the Rule of Law Section of the EUPOL COPPS Mission.
Also thanks to this latter experience, Andrea has conceptualised and developed the Siracusa Institute’s Program on Defence Rights at the International Level, of which he is Course Director.
His current and previous assignments include extensive justice reform programs in post-conflict and developing environments, the establishment and management of justice bodies, the planning, drafting and direction of UN and EU projects for judicial reforms and human rights protection and promotion. Andrea is trainer to international judges, prosecutors, lawyers, NATO and non-NATO military forces, law enforcement officials, and law practitioners.
In recent years Andrea has deepened his area of expertise on the international procedural aspects of cybercrime related cases, and on data protection matters including privacy advocacy in front of supra-national jurisdictions and authorities.