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Allan M. Mukuki, a PhD Candidate at Leiden, Netherlands, is the Lead Legal Consultant at Ong’anya Ombo Advocates LLP. He also holds an LL.M in International Law and the Law of International Organizations from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He tremendous services to local and international organisations and assisted both national and county governments, and various government agencies and organs in achieving various statutory milestones.

He is experienced in policy development on matters international and national laws. He is knowledgeable, experienced and has a keen interest in Legislative Drafting, Strategic legal consultancy services, Property and Real Estate Law, Probate and Administration and International Law

He specializes in various corporate fields of law, including Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Institutional Law and International & regional Refugee Law.

Notable Transactions

Somalia v. Kenya: provided strategic and curated research content to the Office of the Solicitor General of the Republic of Kenya concerning the Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean case. The matter was filed before the International Court of Justice.

International Nuremberg Principles Academy: have been contracted to support the Nuremberg Academy in the provision of specialized and targeted research in the field of international criminal law and related human rights. Research reports produced thus far include: (a) Length of the Proceedings at the International Criminal Court: Focus on the ICTY and ICTR, (b) Length of the Proceedings at the International Criminal Court: National Jurisdictions, and (c) Mapping Framework- Enhanced Cooperation: Focus on mapping of ongoing projects, initiatives, research, and publication as well as the current ‘state of affairs’ on enhanced cooperation.

The Transition Authority: he was part of a team that assisted in coming up with a mechanism for the transfer of assets and liabilities from the defunct Municipal Authorities to the County Governments pursuant to the adoption of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the Transition to Devolved Government Act.  The assignment involved analyzing various documents with a view of establishing the assets and liabilities available in the counties as preliminary information to assisting with development of the strategy for the transfer of the identified assets and liabilities to the county governments.

Kenya Judges and Magistrates Association (KMJA): he helped in successfully developing proposals on the following projects; sensitization of judges and magistrates on Article 43 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 i.e. Economic, Social and Cultural rights; the implementation of Traditional Justice Systems envisaged under the Constitution of Kenya 2010; the formulation of a guide book for the Kadhis Courts of the Republic of Kenya; and the role of Court-users Committees in doing away with backlog of cases in the Judiciary.

On a separate assignment, he was also contracted to conduct research and provide analysis of judicial precedents in the area of Refugee Law to assist KMJA in carrying out its noble aim of sensitization in the area of Refugee Law.

He was contracted to conduct preliminary research that assisted in the formulation of the High Court of the Republic of Kenya Commercial Division Bench Book.

Recognition

  • The Runner-Up, Best Oralist Award & Best Male Oralist, Telders International Law Moot Court Competition (2016)

Publication

Mukuki Allan M., (2018). ‘Reimagining the Concept of Forced Migration in The Face of Climate Change’. Groningen Journal of International Law (GRoJIL 7 (1)), 2019.

Mukuki Allan M., & Muthoni Sandra B. (2018). National Security Vs The Principle Of Non-Refoulement: Where Do The Scales Tilt?. African Union Commission on International Law Journal, 2019.

Mukuki Allan M., (2018). The sacrosanct? The challenge in holding the United Nations responsible for the failure to prevent genocide. Strathmore Law School Journal Volume 3 (2), 2019.

Mukuki, Allan M. (2017). The Nexus between Counter Terrorism and Human Rights with a Perspective on Cyber Terrorism, International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Vol: 4, No: 2, 2017.

Mukuki, Allan M. (2016). The Various Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mechanisms and Access to     Justice in Kenya, Kenya Law Review Journal Vol 5: (No.1, May 2016), pp. 205-218.

Mukuki, Allan M. (2016). Becoming a Model UN Delegate: An Essential Guide through the MUN World’ pp. 59, MUNPlanet.

Mukuki, Allan M. (2016). The Normative Irrelevance of Austin’s Command Theory in International Law, Mimbar Hukum Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 569-582.

Mukuki Allan M., and Wabuke Emmah K. (eds) (2015). Commentary on the Principle of Non-Refoulement in Refugee Law: Challenges and Opportunities, Lambert Academic Publishing.

CONFERENCE PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS & COLLOQUIUMS

‘The sacrosanct? The fallacy in holding the United Nations responsible for the failure to prevent genocide’. Strathmore Law School Colloquium, 24th February, 2017.

‘The Nexus between Counter Terrorism and Human Rights with a Perspective on Cyber Terrorism’ - ICCTS 2017: 19th International Conference on Conflict, Terrorism and Society on February, 16-17, 2017 London, United Kingdom.

‘Reimagining the Concept of Forced Migration in The Face of Climate Change’ – Migration in a Turbulent World Conference, 2016: Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Doha, Qatar.

‘Terrorism and Human Rights: A Key Focus on Cyber Terrorism’–Annual Law Conference, Terrorism: Challenges to Emerging Democracies in Africa, 2015, Strathmore Law School.

Membership

  • Law Society of Kenya
  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb)
  • A member of the Kenyan Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Other Training & Certifications

Certificate for Domestic Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (K), Kenya.

Certificate for the Summer Course and Directed Studies on Public International Law – The Hague Academy of International Law, Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 22517 KJ The Hague, The Netherlands.

Certificate for the CWAG-AAP Training Programme on Oral Advocacy Course- Conference of Western Attorneys General African Alliance Partnership, P.O Box 1300 Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Certificate for the Introduction to Arbitration & ADR Course -Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (K), Nicholson Drive, Off Ngong Road, P.O Box 50163-00200, Nairobi.

Selected Prior and Current Association

Lead Legal Consultant, Ong’anya Ombo Advocates LLP (2020 – present)

Expert Consultant, East Africa Centre for Forced Migration & Displacement (Jan 2022 - present)

Research Officer, SAHAN - Research Evidence Facility (EU) (May 2022 - present)

Member of the Management Committee, Strathmore Law School, Strathmore University (2018 – present)

Doctoral Fellow, Strathmore Law School, Strathmore University (2016 – present)

Director, International Partnerships – Strathmore Law School, Strathmore University (2016 – present)

Legal Consultant, Norwegian Refugee Council (Oct 2020 – Jan 2021)

Project Coordinator, HIVOS Project (Open Contracting and Beneficial Ownership in Energy Sector) (Apr 2019 – Jun 2020)

Member, LSK Legal Education Standards Ad-Hoc Committee [Advocates Training Program] (Jul 2018 – Dec 2019)

Graduate Assistant, Strathmore University (Law School) (Jun 2014 – Aug 2016)

Trainee Lawyer, A.F. Gross Advocates (Jan 2015 – Jul 2015)