Loyola University Chicago

Rule of Law for Development Institute

School of Law

Faculty and Staff

Thomas F. McInerney

Title/s: Professor, Rule of Law for Development Institute

Office #: 115

Phone: +39 06 35588 369

E-mail: tmcinerney@luc.edu


Thomas McInerney is the Director of the Treaty Effectiveness Initiative ("TEI"), which fosters breakthroughs in the performance, efficiency, and legitimacy of international treaty institutions concerning arms control, the environment, labor, human rights, and transnational crime. He is the author of  Strategic Treaty Management: Practice and Implications (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Prior to creating TEI, he was Director of Research, Policy, and Strategic Initiatives for the International Development Law Organization in Rome where he worked for 10 years. Through his leadership, IDLO initiated a research program on how individuals can be empowered to realize their rights under international law. The project grew from inception to generate six books, more than 50 research papers, and dozens of public events around the world. The knowledge generated through this work helped build partnerships with multilateral organizations, especially in the United Nations, and informed debates on international law, global regulation, and development. McInerney also led the 2008 effort to revamp IDLO’s strategy, resulting in one of the most promising and innovative approaches in promoting the rule of law to further social and economic opportunity in developing and transitional countries.  From 2002 to 2009, he served as General Counsel and Secretary of IDLO. Read More