Luc Côté

Member, HPCR Group of Professionals on Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-finding

Luc Côté has been a Criminal Law attorney for nearly 30 years, the last 20 years in International Criminal Law.  In 2001, he graduated from the Higher Institute of International Studies in Geneva.  He worked in international prosecutions (Senior Legal Adviser with ICTR for 4 years, Chief of Prosecutions for the Special Court for Sierra Leone for 3 years).  Following that, he acted as Executive Director of the UN Independent Special Commission of Inquiry for Timor-Leste (2006), the UN mapping exercise conducted in the DRC (2008), and the Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Kyrgyzstan (2011).  Since 2006, Mr. Côté has worked as a consultant with the UN and NGOs on transitional justice and on investigations and prosecutions of crimes against international criminal law.  He worked on projects in Kenya (for Somalia), in Bosnia, in Haiti, and in Lebanon.  He is currently involved in projects in Tunisia, Libya, the DRC, and Ivory Coast.