Scott WordenSenior Rule of Law Advisor | U.S. Institute of Peace
Member of Hague Rule of Law Network
I have worked on rule of law development issues over the past ten years, focusing on transitional justice, anti-corruption, and electoral issues. I have been based in Cambodia, where I worked as an advisor to a legal aid NGO and to the Cambodian government on its anti-corruption law and Afghanistan, where I have been a UN elections advisor and served as an international Commissioner on the 2009 Electoral Complaints Commission. My work at USIP in Washington, DC is focused on Afghanistan rule of law issues, transitional justice, and more effective implementation of rule of law projects in post-conflict countries.
Personal motto: "The process matters more than the outcome."
Rule of Law expertise
- Democratic election monitoring
- Post-conflict rule of law promotion and transitional justice
Country / region expertise
- Served as international Commissioner of the 2009 Afghanistan Electoral Complaints Commission
- Directed USIP’s Afghanistan rule of law programs
- Advised the Cambodian government on drafting its anti-corruption law