Renée Chartres

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor, Rule of Law for Development Program



Renée Chartres is an international lawyer with experience spanning justice sector reform; legal empowerment and access to justice; demobilisation, disarmament, and reintegration; and climate resilience and land rights. She serves as the Senior Manager for Governance, Justice, and Security at Tetra Tech International Development Europe, where she leads the governance aspects of the North Africa Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) program and is Program Director of the UK government’s Somalia Security and Justice Program (SSJP).

Her prior experience includes managing the West Africa portfolio of the UK-funded BRACED resilience programme with KPMG East Africa, which built on her experience as a Land and Gender Expert at the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO), and as a Legal Adviser and Access to Justice Consultant at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).

A global citizen, she has lived and worked in Kenya, Somalia, India, Burundi, Tunisia, Senegal, and Mali. Chartres speaks English, French, German, Italian, and basic Spanish.


Dual LLB/Bachelor of International Studies, University of New South Wales

LLM in International Legal Studies, Georgetown University (Certificate of Human Rights)

MA in International Security, Paris School of International Affairs (SciencesPo)

Courses Taught

Rule of Law Project Management, Rule of Law for Development Program