Alison Cole is the Open Society Justice Initiative legal officer for international justice, based in New York.
Cole has worked with a range of international courts, first in prosecutions at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and most recently as legal officer with the Co-Investigating Judges at the ECCC/Khmer Rouge tribunal in Phnom Penh. She has also worked with investigations at the International Criminal Court (ICC), and at the joint Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
Cole has also worked on human rights projects in Uganda, Zambia, India, and Israel, and worked on death row projects in Jamaica. She holds a first class BA honors degree in law from Cambridge University and participated in the European Erasmus exchange at Utrecht University. She obtained her Master of Laws degree (LLM) from Harvard Law School and is a registered New York attorney. Cole is an adjunct professor at NYU Law School.