On September 1st, 2017, the Supreme Court of Kenya surprised the world by annulling the August 8th Presidential Elections in the election petition Raila Amolo Odinga & another v Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission & 2 others. Senior Counsel Pheroze Nowrojee served as Petitioner’s Counsel in this landmark case and will share his perspective on its impact.
Nowrojee is one of the most prominent and well-respected human rights lawyers in Kenya. He is an Advocate of the High Courts of Kenya (1967), Tanzania (1970) and Zanzibar (1989). Born in Nairobi, he studied in India (B.A., Bombay, 1957), in the U.K. (Of Lincoln’s Inn, Barrister, 1965) and in the U.S.A. (LL.M., Yale, 1974). He has taught at the University of Dar-es-Salaam, the University of Nairobi, and the Kenya School of Law. He has received numerous awards including the International Commission of Jurists (Kenya) Jurist of the Year, 1995, the IBA Bernard Simons Human Rights Prize, 2002-2004, and the Law Society of Kenya Roll of Honour, 2005. He has served on many boards and is a Co-Chair of the Asian African Heritage Trust, an Indian Diaspora/Kenyan history trust. He is the author of several books, and of numerous articles on law, Kenyan public affairs and legal history. He is a BBC Africa Poetry Competition Prizewinner (2001).
Co- Sponsored by: The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice and The African Affairs Committee of The New York City Bar Association.
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October 5th, 2017 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm