Violaine Autheman has more than 20 years of experience as international development Project Director and Senior Advisor in the fields of justice and good governance. Ms. Autheman currently serves as Director for the National Center for State Courts’ (NCSC) programs in Tunisia.
Previously, with NCSC, Ms. Autheman has served as Director of NCSC’s programs in Tunisia and Morocco since 2016, as Chief of Party of the USAID-funded “Justice for All” program in Bangladesh, and as Deputy Chief of Party and Model Court Coordinator for the USAID-funded “Justice for All Program” in Kosovo.
Ms. Autheman is experienced in designing and deliver training for judges and clerks on court administration, case management, and backlog reduction. Currently, in Tunisia, Ms. Autheman is leading transformative digital transition reforms in the justice and governance sectors as well as technical assistance to institutional counterparts to strengthen their ability to improve the delivery of justice and fight corruption. Prior to joining NCSC, Ms. Autheman served as Rule of Law Advisor at the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES), managing programs in Lebanon, Kosovo, China, Liberia, and
Ms. Autheman is a published author on justice issues, including judicial councils, judicial independence, judicial ethics, continuity of service in the justice sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, and other Rule of Law topics. Ms. Autheman holds an LLM in International Legal Studies from the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington DC (USA) and a Law Degree in Commercial Law and Masters in Law in Anglo-American Law from the University of Paris X, Nanterre (France).