ANU Law School: Prof. Morris K. Mbondenyi

NAME: Prof. Morris Kiwinda Mbondenyi

POSITION: Associate Professor of Law

QUALIFICATIONS: LLD, LLM (UNISA); LLB (Moi)

EMAILmmbondenyi@anu.ac.ke

TELEPHONE: +254 20 252 7170/1

BIOGRAPHY:

Prof. Morris Kiwinda Mbondenyi is an Associate Professor in Law and the Dean of the Africa Nazarene University Law School. He completed his Doctor of laws (LLD) and Master of Laws (LLM) studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA), and his Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) at Moi University, Kenya.

Prof. Mbondenyi has several years of experience in legal research, lecturing and consulting. He has consulted with, researched and worked for a number of organisations in Africa, including the Kenya Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC), International Commission of Jurists, University of the Witwatersrand Law School (Johannesburg, South Africa), the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UN-ICTR, Arusha Tanzania), Johannesburg United Institute of Education, Foundation for Human Rights, South African Human Rights Commission and Arise Africa Consultants.

Prof. Mbondenyi has contributed to academia through numerous academic publications (books, book chapters and refereed journal articles) and presentation of papers in both local and international conferences and seminars. He has also acted as a peer-reviewer and also sits in the editorial boards of a number of Law Journals. He is a member of several professional organisations, both in Kenya and internationally. In addition, he is involved in community development, particularly, in charity work through his Morris Mbondenyi Foundation. In 2011, Prof. Mbondenyi was nominated by the Kenyan Business Daily Newspaper for the annual ‘Top 40 under 40 Men’ honour for his outstanding achievements at a youthful age, and in 2012 his biography was listed in Marquis Who is Who in the World.

TEACHING AREAS

  • Constitutional law
  • Human rights law

 

RESEARCH/CONSULTANCY INTERESTS

  • Public International Law
  • Human rights
  • International human rights and humanitarian law
  • International criminal law
  • Constitutional law
  • Justice, democracy and development

 

I WOULD LIKE TO SUPERVISE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS

  • Public International Law
  • Human rights
  • International human rights and humanitarian law
  • International criminal law
  • Constitutional law
  • Justice, democracy and development

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books

  1. The New Constitutional Law of Kenya: Principles, government and human rights (co-authored with Osogo Ambani) (LawAfrica Publishers, 2013).
  2. Constitutionalism and democratic governance in Africa: Contemporary perspectives from sub-Saharan Africa (with T.O Ojienda) (Pretoria University Law Press, 2013).
  3. The Constitution of Kenya: Contemporary readings(Co-edited with PLO Lumumba & S.O Odero) (LawAfrica Publishers, Nairobi, 2011) 398 pages.  
  4. International human rights and their enforcement in Africa(LawAfrica Publishers, Nairobi, 2011) 498 pages
  5. The African System on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Its Promises, Prospects and Pitfalls(Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2010) 578 pages.

 

Chapters in Books

  1. “Introduction to and overview of constitutionalism and democratic governance in Africa” in MK Mbondenyi & TO Ojienda Constitutionalism and democratic governance in Africa: Contemporary perspectives from sub-Saharan Africa (Pretoria University Law Press, 2013) pp 2-14;
  2. “The Bill of Rights” in MK Mbondenyi, PLO Lumumba and SO Odero (eds.) The Constitution of Kenya: Contemporary readings (2011) 61-98;
  3. “Introduction” in MK Mbondenyi, PLO Lumumba and SO Odero (eds.) The Constitution of Kenya: Contemporary readings (2011) 1-12;
  4. “Institutional Mainstreaming and Rationalisation” in Manisuli Ssenyonjo (ed.) The African Regional Human Rights System: 30 Years after the ACHPR and Beyond (2012) 421-454;
  5.  “Achieving food security in South Africa” in Foundation for Human Rights, Advancing a human rights agenda in South Africa: Perspectives from the Civil Society (2009) 178-199.

 

Articles

  1. “ICTR’s Contribution to the Future of International Criminal Justice and the Fight against Impunity in Africa” (2013) 1/1 Africa Nazarene University Law Journal 1-35.
  2. “The impact and reach of the African Charter on Kenya’s new constitutional order” (2013) Journal of Human Rights (forthcoming).
  3. “Enhancing the right to political participation through a devolved system of government” (2012) Nguzo za Haki 12.  
  4. “Entrenching the right to participate in government in Kenya’s constitutional order: Some viable lessons from the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights” (2011) 55/1 Journal of African Law 30-58.
  5.  “The place of the judiciary in democratic transitions in Africa: A comparison of post-apartheid South Africa and post-authoritarian Kenya” (2010) 9 Judiciary Watch Report 303-329.
  6.  “The future of ICC is bleak in Africa” (2010) 1/3 The Nairobi Law Monthly.
  7. “The right to participate in the government of one’s country: An analysis of Article 13(1) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights in the light of Kenya’s 2007 elections crisis” (2009) 9/1 African Human Rights Law Journal 183-202.
  8. “Invigorating Africa’s regional human rights system through institutional mainstreaming and rationalisation” (2009) 27/4 Netherlands Quarterly for Human Rights 451-484.
  9. “The African System on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Some strategies for reforming its economic, social and cultural rights” (2008-2009) 18/2 Lesotho Law Journal 241-282. (catalogued in http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/tallons/tmonthf.html). 
  10. “Improving the substance and content of civil and political rights under the African human rights system” (2007) 17/2 Lesotho Law Journal 39-105.
  11. “A review of procedural and jurisdictional challenges in enforcing international human rights law under the African Charter regime” (2006) bepress Legal Series, Working Paper 1869, available athttp://law.bepress.com/expresso/esps/1869  (with Nixon Sifuna).

 

Work in progress (2013/2014)

  1. Reflections on the bill of rights: Kenyan essays (A book forthcoming in early 2014)
  2. Democracy, human rights and socio-political reconstruction in Kenya after 2007(A book forthcoming in 2014)

MEDIA CONTACT SUBJECTS

  • Politics 
  • Human rights
  • International human rights and humanitarian law
  • International criminal law
  • Constitutional law
  • Democracy
  • Development

MEDIA APPEARANCES 

On diverse occasions, I have participated in various debates on national/international issues through media appearances. The media I have made appearances in include, The Kenya Television Network (KTN), Q Fm, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Radio, Daily Nation and Citizen TV.  

HOBBIES

  • Politics 
  • Reading
  • Traveling
  • Farming
  • Sight-seeing
  • Writing
Posted on 31 July 2013 16:06