The Global Initiative Network

GIN Member

Stefano Betti

International Security and Criminal Policy Expert

Stefano Betti has twenty years of experience in providing legal and policy advice to governments and international organisations on global security and criminal policy/justice. Over the past five years, he has collaborated on various projects with several UN entities (e.g. Office of Counter-Terrorism, UNODC, WIPO), the World Bank and the International Chamber of Commerce.

He is an Associate Fellow in Conflict, Security and Development at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Parallel to this, he serves as Deputy Director General of the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT) and Senior Legal and Policy Advisor for the Siracusa Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights.

Between 2013 and 2016, Stefano was Senior Counsel at INTERPOL’s Office of Legal Affairs, where he headed the Organization’s legal program on countering illicit trade. Before then, he held positions at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), UNICRI and the European Parliament. At UNODC, he delivered extensive capacity-building assistance to developing countries, including in Sub-Saharan Africa, on the implementation of UN criminal justice treaties. He also provided substantive support to the Review Mechanism of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

Stefano holds a Master degree in “EU Studies: EU Policy-Making” from the London School of Economics, an honor diploma in International Nuclear Law from the University of Montpellier (France) and a Law Degree from the University of Milan (Italy). He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian.


Books and long papers


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