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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Articles & Analysis by this Expert

October 28, 2013
By:
Christina Murtaugh, Colette Rausch

It was Oct. 1, and we were midway through an 11-day visit to Libya. Our intent was to nurture the development of rule of law by guiding civic and business leaders, government officials, militia fighters, police, judges, young people and even artists through Justice and Security Dialogues. The process empowers communities to create a forum where they can bridge differences and make progress establishing security and justice among all those involved.

April 5, 2013
by
Christina Murtaugh, Khitam Al-Khaykanee
October 12, 2012
by
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