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Federico Borello

Executive Director

Center for Civilians in Conflict

Federico Borello is the Executive Director at Center for Civilians in Conflict as of July 2014. He brings to the team more than fifteen years of experience working on human rights and international justice issues. Federico previously served as Director of Investments at Humanity United where he managed the International Justice and the Democratic Republic of Congo portfolios.  Prior to this, he worked with the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ).

With the United Nations, Federico was the coordinator of the Transitional Justice and Anti-Impunity Unit at MONUC, the UN mission in Congo. He later joined the UN Mapping Team in Congo as investigations coordinator and legal advisor, the UN Commission of Experts in Guinea as legal advisor, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Burundi to finalize a report on transitional justice. With ICTJ, he worked on several transitional justice situations, including supporting the Moroccan Truth Commission from 2003-2005.

Federico holds a law degree from the University of Milan, where he graduated magna cum laude. He also earned a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University in New York.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.