Nicola Bonucci is the Director for Legal Affairs and the coordinator for accession. He joined the OECD in 1993 as a Legal Counselor, served as Deputy Director from 2000 until becoming Director in 2005. He focuses on general public international law issues, participating in the negotiation of international agreements, interpreting the basic texts of the Organisation, and providing legal opinions to the senior management (The Secretary-General and his Deputies), the Council (the governing body of the OECD), and its subsidiary bodies.
He plays an active role in the drafting and the negotiation of the OECD legal instruments. He also deals with personnel matters, including litigation in front of the Administrative Tribunal of the OECD, budgetary issues and contracts. Since 1997 Mr. Bonucci has been closely involved in the monitoring and follow-up of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and is a regular speaker in international conferences on this subject.
Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Bonucci served as a Legal Officer with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome where he provided developing countries, especially those in Africa, with legal assistance on natural resources law.
Mr. Bonucci holds a DEA in Public International Law from the University of Paris X Nanterre, a DESS in International Administration from the University of Paris II-Assas, and a Master of International and Comparative Law from the University of Notre Dame.
Nicola Bonucci will speak at the World Justice Forum's Plenary Session #1: Defining the Opportunity.