Krystal Kim Thompson

Ms. Krystal Kim Thompson is an international Rule of Law Expert and Governance Adviser with over 18 years of international experience. Her expertise lies in the structures and management systems of courts, as well as policy and institution development in the justice sector. She has extensive experience in project planning, implementation, resource mobilization. She is passionate about cultivating stakeholder relationships through partnership building that leads to their empowerment and capacity to implement reform. 

Krystal most recently served as Regional Justice Adviser for the DFAT funded Australia-Asia Program to Combat Trafficking in Persons (AAPTIP) where she spearheaded court reforms, providing technical assistance, training and mentoring to judges and court administrators Before AAPTIP, she worked with USAID and INL funded programs in Lebanon, Liberia, and South Africa where she led successful initiatives to pioneer advancements in court administration. Krystal has also served for the United Nations as a Legal Officer developing best practices in court management for the International Criminal Tribunals of Cambodia, for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and Sierra Leon and served as the UN Focal Point for Women for the UN Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Court. She also worked as UN Governance Adviser in Timor-Leste where she provided support in the development of the Democratic Governance Forum. Krystal holds advanced degrees in Law, International Relations and Political Science from Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center, The University of Amsterdam and the University of Connecticut.