Alexander Mayer-Rieckh is a human rights, transitional justice and security sector reform expert with over 20 years of advisory and management experience in transitional contexts.
From 2003 to 2008, he was Director of the Security Sector Reform Program at the International Center for Transitional Justice. Mayer-Rieckh worked for the United Nations from 1994 to 2002 in Geneva, Rwanda, Eritrea, Timor-Leste, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he was Chief of the UN mission’s Human Rights Office.
In 2003, he was the recipient of a fellowship at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, University of Notre Dame Law School, where he conducted research on vetting of public employees in transitional contexts. He has widely published on various aspects of transitional justice and prevention of atrocities.
Mayer-Rieckh is a member of the United Nations SSR Roster, a senior SSR expert with the DCAF International Security Sector Advisory Team, and a member of the African Security Sector Network.
He obtained his BA in philosophy at the Hochschule für Philosophie in Munich, his M.Div. at the Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and his Masters in Law at the University of Salzburg.