Christopher Gitari is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with extensive experience and training in constitutional and public law, transitional justice, legislative drafting and dispute resolution. Christopher has worked in Kenya and within the wider Eastern African region where he has provided technical support and legal advise to state and non -state actors in the areas of constitutional law, access to justice (policy analysis and implementation), international criminal justice, gender justice, security sector reform, electoral law (election dispute resolution) and international human rights law.
Prior to joining ICTJ, Chris worked with ICJ Kenya as a program officer, where he was instrumental in the drafting and advocacy efforts that saw the passage of a number of laws, including the Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Act.
Christopher holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Nairobi and an LL.M. from the Fletcher School (Tufts). He also holds post-graduate diplomas and certificates from the Kenya School of Law (Diploma in Law), Queen Mary University of London (Diploma in International Mediation), the University of Law England (Certificate in International Legal Practice) and the University of Pretoria (Certificate in Legislative Drafting).