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Justice Willy Mutunga
Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence


CONTACT DETAILS
Email: wmutunga@law.fordham.edu
Phone: +1 212 636 6722

CAREER
Education
  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University ; Toronto, Canada (1992)
  • L.L.M., University of Dar-es-Salaam; Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania  (1974)
  • L.L.B. (Hons.) ,University of Dar-es-Salaam; Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania  (1971)


Activities
  • Commonwealth Secretary-General’s special envoy for the Maldives (2016-2017)
  • Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya (2011-2016)
  • Lecturer, Law Faculty, University of Nairobi
  • Chairman, Law Society of Kenya (1993-1995)
  • Vice Chairman, Law Society of Kenya (1991-1993)
  • Secretary-General of the University Staff Union, University of Nairobi (1979-1980)


HONORS
  • Senior Elder of the Golden Heart (2014)
  • Elder of the Golden Heart (2010)
  • Appointment as Senior Counsel, Government of Kenya (2003)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights from the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (2003)
  • Jurist of the Year Award from the International Commission of Jurists, Kenya Section (2003)
  • Law Society of Kenya Distinguished Services Award for Constitutionalism, Rule of Law and Human Rights (1988)


PUBLICATIONS
  • Black Orientalism and Pan-African Thought: Debating the African Condition: Ali Mazrui and His Critics, Vol. 3, Africa World Press (2013), with Seifudein Adem and Alamin Mazru
  • Human Rights as Politics, Kenya Human Rights Commission (2003)
  • Governance and Leadership: Debating the African Condition: Mazrui and His Critics, Vol.1 and 2, Africa World Press (2003) with Alamin M. Mazrui
  • Exposing the Soft Belly of the Multinational Beast: The Struggle for Workers Rights at Del Monte, Human Rights Commission (2001) with Francesco Gesualdi and Steve Ouma
  • Constitution-Making from the Middle: Civil Society and Transition Politics in Kenya, 1992-199, Sareat/MWENGO (1999)
  • The Rights of Arrested and Accused Persons, Oxford University Press (1990)

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