Meet the Team



Strategic Adviser

Thomas Unger started working for Impunity Watch in 2016. He is also a researcher on transitional justice at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and Co-Director of its Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law. He is the former Senior Adviser to the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence. With more than 15 years of expertise in the field of transitional justice, he was previously a legal adviser on human rights and international humanitarian law to the Austrian Foreign Ministry, and a senior associate of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ). He also worked as a legal system monitor with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe –(OSCE) Mission in Kosovo, and as a legal clerk with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Thomas Unger holds a degree in Law from the University of Vienna, an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from New York University School of Law and a Master’s in Human Rights and Democratisation from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (Venice).