Arthur Traldi

Arthur Traldi

Former war crimes prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and ICTR

Arthur Traldi is a litigator and provides consulting services on legal capacity-building, rule of law, investigations and litigation to public and private sector clients. He has extensive experience in international justice and rule of law issues, including the investigation, litigation and adjudication of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide. 

Most prominently, Arthur served as a prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia from 2010 to 2017. Among his other responsibilities, he led the component of the Ratko Mladic prosecution related to mass ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992 and secured convictions for mass murder, persecution, and other crimes - as well as serving on the trial and appeal teams in the case against Vojislav Seselj and advising the teams conducting the cases against Radovan Karadzic, Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic. His work, along with the work of other senior attorneys on the Mladic case, was featured in the documentary The trial of Ratko Mladic. His work has also been featured in Diplomatic Courier, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Comparative Jurist, William and Mary Law News, Georgetown Law News, Bota Sot, and Where Genius Grows.

Arthur has served on teams making submissions to the International Criminal Court, United States Supreme Court, and other courts in the US and abroad. He has also served in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda; led workshops for staff in the War Crimes Department of the Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Attorney General's Office of Ethiopia; served as an election observer in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Albania, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine; served as a consultant for the OSCE mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, working to analyze and improve the functioning of the War Crimes Department of the Bosnian prosecutor's office; provided technical legal assistance to the American Bar Association's Centre for Human Rights; and served as a senior adviser to candidates for city, county, state and federal elected office in the United States. He has twice served as an elected member of the Northampton County (Pennsylvania) Democratic Committee.

Arthur received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the International Association of Prosecutors, the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law, and the Truman National Security Project and certified to practice law before the state courts of Pennsylvania, the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, and the United States Supreme Court. He serves as a Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's International Criminal Law Committee and as a member of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers Independent Representative Body of Counsel's Executive Committee. He has taught three continuing legal education classes on the investigation and prosecution of mass atrocities and regularly speaks and gives trainings on international law. He has spoken to audiences in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Malta, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.