Chris Oxtoby is a senior researcher at the DGRU. His main area of research is on judicial governance and in particular the appointment of judges. He has been monitoring the work of the South African Judicial Service commission since 2009.
He holds a BSocSc and LLB (cum laude) from the University of Cape Town, and an LLM from New York University. He is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa (non-practising roll), and previously worked at a leading Cape Town law firm, and interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and the International Criminal Court.