Chris Mahony is Research Fellow at the Centre for International Law Research and Policy. He is also Visiting Research Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, and Political Economy Adviser at the Independent Evaluation Group at the World Bank, where he was formerly Criminal Justice and Citizen Security Specialist from 2014 to 2015. He is Consultant Strategic Policy Adviser to the United Nations Development Program since 2015. He holds Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) and of Laws (LL.B.) degrees from the University of Otago, and a Master’s in African Studies (M.Sc.) and a D.Phil. in Politics from the University of Oxford. He was admitted to the bar of the High Court of New Zealand in 2006 where he appeared for the Crown in criminal and refugee matters. His research focuses on Violent Conflict, International Law, and Transitional Justice.