Human Rights Law

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Head of Thematic Area

Prof. Edwin Odhiambo Abuya


Members of Thematic Area

Prof. Edwin Odhiambo Abuya

Prof Mwaura Joseph Kiarie

Prof Paul Musili Wambua

Prof. G. Muigai

Dr Musembi Celestine Nyamu

Dr Jack Busalile Mwimali Ouma

Mr Vyas Yashwant Rai

Mr Rodney W G Omondi Okoth

Mr Ogwang Eric Oluoch

Ms. Evelyne Owiye Asaala

Mrs. Jane F. Aoko Nyangoma


Research Projects of Thematic Area

The School of Law University of Nairobi, in a Consortium with the University of Oslo, the University of Zambia, Chancellor College, University of Malawi has received Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED) funding in the first round of funding. The funding is for the implementation of a Project entitled - Masters Programme and Capacity Building in Law Faculties:  Engendering Human Rights in Southern and Eastern Africa. The objective of the NORHED project is to develop the institutional capacity and performance of higher education institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to deliver quality education and research, in order to educate more and better qualified candidates, to increase knowledge production and to contribute to evidence-based policymaking.

Degree Programmes/Course Units Linked to Thematic Area

GPR 113 Constitutional Law

GPR 324 Human Rights Law

GPR 427 Children and the Law

GPR 428 Human Rights And Accountability in Service Delivery

GPR 429 Islamic Jurisprudence on Rights

GPR 443 Refugee & Asylum Law

GPR 444 Gender and the Law


Possible Career Opportunities

Competence in the area of Human Rights Law enables a candidate engage in client representation via proffering legal research, advisory and consultancy services to:

  • Government institutions;
  • Inter-governmental institutions;
  • Regional and International Organisations;
  • Civil Society Organisations; and
  • NGO’s among others;


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