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Edward Kahuthia Murimi

Doctoral Researcher

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Edward Kahuthia Murimi's Bio

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.

Edward Kahuthia Murimi's Publications

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Edward Kahuthia Murimi's Education

University Degrees

  • LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (distinction), University of Pretoria (2015)
  • Diploma in Human Rights and Gender Equality, Uppsala University (2011-2012)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies, Kenya School of Law (2010-2011)
  • LLB, University of Nairobi (2009)

Selected Advanced Short Courses

  • International and African Legal Framework on Freedom of Expression, Access to Information and the Safety of Journalists – University of Pretoria and UNESCO (2017)
  • Summer School on Development Policy – University of Bonn (2018)
  • Autumn School on Decentralisation and Local Governance – University of Potsdam (2019)
Edward Kahuthia Murimi's work details
  • Contact Hours: On appointment
  • Visiting Address: Paddenhoek 5, 2nd Floor, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • Postal Address: Ghent University, Campus Aula, Human Rights Centre, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • Working Days:: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Working Hours:: 09:00 - 17:00 h
Edward Kahuthia Murimi's expertise
  • International human rights law
  • African human rights system
  • Good governance and democratisation in Africa
  • Labour rights


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