Alessandra La Vaccara joined ICMP in April 2018 as Program Manager of the Missing Migrants Program.
Dr. La Vaccara has been working on missing persons-related issues since 2012. Prior to joining ICMP, she worked for the ICRC, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the European Commission, and the Italian Senate. Dr. La Vaccara has also pursued research activities on missing persons with the Harvard Law School as Albert Gallatin Fellow and with the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights as visiting research scholar.
She holds a PhD in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, an LLM from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, and an MA in Political Science from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Italy).