Chris Mahony is Deputy Director of the New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice, and is on the Faculty of Law at Auckland University. He holds a Master's degree in African Studies from Oxford University, where he is completing a DPhil in Politics and is Treasurer of Oxford Transitional Justice Research. He holds law and commerce degrees from the University of Otago. Chris has worked at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and has advised or consulted to the US Department of State, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Institute for Security Studies, the International Centre for Transitional Justice, and the Open Society Initiative. He has published on witness protection and international criminal justice.