Nuremberg Forum 2022 - 13, 14 and 15 October 2022

Prof. Betty Kaari Murungi

Professor Betty Kaari Murungi is a lawyer with nearly 30 years broad experience in the practice of law at the national, regional and international levels as well as ten years experience in the management and governance of non-governmental and non-profit organisations. She was appointed Professor of Practice at SOAS University of London in 2020. Professor Murungi was educated at the University of Nairobi and the Kenya School of Law. In 2005, she spent a year as a visiting fellow at the Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program, researching local transitional justice mechanisms. She has been an integral player in emerging jurisprudence of international criminal law and international humanitarian law as pertains to gender crimes, experience in transitional justice processes, women’s human rights, constitutionalism, governance and social justice philanthropy. She is a co-founder of the Urgent Action Fund-Africa. She served as Vice Chairperson and Commissioner to the Kenya Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission and as the African representative on the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Victims at the ICC from 2009 to 2013. Among other awards, Ms Murungi was honoured by the President of Kenya with the national award of Moran of the Burning Spear for her distinguished service to the country in the field of human rights. She is also a recipient of the International Peace Advocate Award by Cardozo Law School, New York.