Edward Kahuthia is a PhD researcher at the Human Rights Centre, Ghent University. The focus of his research is on the role and use of evidence at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. His research is part of the ERC-funded project “DISSECT: Evidence in International Human Rights Adjudication”, under the supervision of Professor Marie-Bénédicte Dembour.
He holds a Master of Laws in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria (with distinction) and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi. He also has a Diploma in Human Rights and Gender Equality from Uppsala University.
Prior to joining the Human Rights Centre, Edward was a Technical Advisor at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH within the Strengthening Good Governance in Kenya Programme. He has also been a consultant for the African Union Commission where he provided technical support and advice to the African Governance Architecture (AGA) Secretariat on operationalization of the State Reporting mechanism under the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance. Before working at the African Union, Edward had worked as a Programme Advisor on labour rights at the Kenya Human Rights Commission. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, admitted to the Kenyan bar in 2013.