Jean-Paul Laborde is executive director of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTED).

Previously, Laborde served for 22 years in the French criminal justice system and government as judge, assistant prosecutor-general, chief prosecutor, and head of the National Service for the Inspection of Penitentiary Services.

From December 2010 until his appointment at CTED, Laborde served as a judge in the criminal chamber of France's Supreme Judicial Court (Cour de Cassation). He had previously served with the United Nations for 18 years, holding senior positions in counter-terrorism and criminal justice with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna from 1993 to 2008, the Department of Political Affairs, and the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force from 2009 to 2010.

Last Updated: July 9, 2017