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Caroline Flintoft

Former Senior Adviser, Humanitarian Fallout of Conflict
Washington DC

Crisis Group Role

Carrie Flintoft is Senior Adviser at Crisis Group focusing on the political dimensions of conflict-related humanitarian crises. In more than a decade with the organisation, she has worked as Special Adviser to former Crisis Group President Jean-Marie Guéhenno and as Legal Counsel, advising on the group’s global operations and providing legal and policy expertise for its reporting and advocacy. She has also worked as Crisis Group’s Research Director, overseeing thematic research and best practices, and as an Analyst in its Asia Program.

Prior to joining Crisis Group in 2007, Carrie spent more than ten years working in legal and policy roles, including as counsel in federal civil rights litigation in New York. She has done field research in Kenya, Kosovo, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Carrie earned a law degree from New York University, a master’s degree from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, and served as a judicial law clerk in the Southern District of New York.

Areas of Expertise

  • Humanitarian law and practice
  • Political transitions
  • Transitional justice
  • Security and justice sector reform
  • International sanctions
  • U.S. tax-exempt organisations

Latest Updates

Commentary / Global

Misery as Strategy: The Human Cost of Conflict

In conflicts across the world, levels of displacement and hunger are increasing. The tactics used by leaders, governments and non-state armed groups have much to do with that misery.

Op-Ed / Global

The Politics of Ending Impunity

This article appears in the Aegis Trust's 2009 publication "The Enforcement of International Criminal Law".

Originally published in Aegis Trust

Op-Ed / Africa

Our Silence on Sudan Shames Us

Originally published in Globe and Mail

Op-Ed / Global

Negotiating Justice to Understand Accountability

Originally published in Nuremberg Conference: Building a Future on Peace and Justice