Caitlin Reiger (LLM, BA(Hons)/LLB(Hons) leads MyJustice, a 4 year British Council programme funded by the European Union, supporting access to justice in Myanmar. Based in Myanmar since 2013, previously she served as UNDP Chief Technical Advisor on Rule of Law until 2016. An Australian lawyer, she has worked on transitional justice, international criminal law and rule of law development in conflict-affected or transitional societies for over 20 years, in South-East Asia, West Africa, the former Yugoslavia and Latin America. In 2001 she co-founded the Judicial System Monitoring Programme in Timor Leste, now a leading independent NGO. As an advisor in hybrid tribunals in Timor-Leste, Sierra Leone and Cambodia, she has sought to ensure judicial processes are accessible and connect to the communities they serve. From 2005-2012 she led policy and technical roles at the International Center for Transitional Justice. She has been an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs, in addition to lecturing at other universities in the US and Australia. She has published widely including as co-editor of Prosecuting Heads of State (CUP 2009).
At the 2019 World Justice Forum, Caitlin Reiger will lead the British Council’s session on ‘Scaling the Wall: Creative Communications to Overcome Silence about Injustice in Myanmar.'