Christina Murtaugh

Senior Program Officer, Rule of Law Center

Christina Murtaugh is a senior program officer at the United States Institute of Peace’s Rule of Law Center. Her focus is on the Justice and Security Dialogue (JSD) Program; the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law (INPROL), a community of practice initiated by the Rule of Law Center in 2007; and field-based empirical research on rule of law in Libya. She serves as lead on the Justice and Security Dialogues Program in Libya and Iraq and the development of a Justice and Security Dialogue Handbook. She also advises on JSDs in Tanzania. In addition, she carries out field-based empirical research and analysis of Libya’s justice and security sector, as well as facilitates the INPROL Rule of Law Forum. She has also worked on the Model Codes for Post-Conflict Criminal Justice Project. In 2008, she worked for the American Bar Association's Rule of Law Initiative-Azberbaijan, focusing on continuing legal education and legal aid programs. Christina has a juris doctorate degree from the William & Mary School of Law with a focus on international law and rule of law. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky.

Publications:

  • Criminal Justice Reform in Post-Conflict States: A Guide for Practitioners, co-author, United States Institute of Peace & United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2011
  • Police and Community Consultative Bodies, co-author, International Network to Promote the Rule of Law, 2010.
  • Establishing an Independent Police Oversight Body, co-author, International Network to Promote the Rule of Law, 2010.
  • United Nations Peacekeeping Mandates, author, International Network to Promote the Rule of Law, 2010.
  • Differences between “Detention” and “Corrections”, co-author, International Network to Promote the Rule of Law, 2010.
  • Establishing and Reforming Bar Associations in Post-Conflict States, author, International Network to Promote the Rule of Law, 2010.
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Publications

Christina Murtaugh, Fiona Mangan
September 17, 2014
Three years after the death of Muammar Qaddafi and the end of the revolution in Libya, security and justice are stalled and elusive despite the proliferation of security providers. The power of the gun prevails over the rule of law. Many see no end in sight. Based on a nationwide survey and drawn from interviews and focus group sessions, this report—supported by the USIP and the Small Arms Survey—tracks security and justice in Libya from before the revolution through today, its realities, and its impact on the country and its population.

Articles & Analysis by this Expert

October 1, 2014
By:
Christina Murtaugh, Fiona Mangan, Khitam Al-Khaykanee

American and British ambassadors joined Libyan activists and analysts for a USIP Twitter chat this week, as rival lawmakers in Libya met for negotiations brokered by the United Nations to end the recent surge of violence and the political crises that sparked it.

October 28, 2013
by
Christina Murtaugh, Colette Rausch
April 5, 2013
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Christina Murtaugh, Khitam Al-Khaykanee
October 12, 2012
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Christina Murtaugh, Fiona Mangan
March 21, 2012
by
Christina Murtaugh, Colette Rausch, Daniel Brumberg, Kathleen Kuehnast, Nadia Gerspacher, Paul Hughes, Raymond Gilpin, Vivienne O'Connor