Lydia Mwalimu
Head, Legal Research & Policy Team

Lydia Mwalimu Adude

LL.B. (Hons), Kenyatta University, LL.M., Harvard University

Lydia holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Kenyatta University School of Law (Nairobi, Kenya) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Harvard Law School (Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America). 

Lydia’s main areas of research and focus are Public International Law, International Criminal Law, Human Rights Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Governance and the Law, and Contracts Law. Lydia is an ardent legal and policy researcher who employs immense diligence in our firm’s research and policy projects.

Lydia has relevant international legal experience, especially as concerns legal research, analysis and writing, having  worked as a Legal Trainee at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (Berlin, Germany) and as a Legal Intern at both the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (Leidschendam, The Netherlands) and the International Criminal Court (The Hague, The Netherlands). Lydia has also worked as a Part-time Lecturer in Law teaching LL.B. degree students Private International Law (Conflict of Laws), at Kenyatta University School of Law, and International Human Rights Law and Criminal Law, at Riara Law School.

Lydia is a member of the Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Young ICCA) because of her added interest in International Investment Law and International Commercial Arbitration issues and practice. Lydia is also a member of the Harvard Club of Kenya, where she has previously served as Secretary to the Board of Directors.

Practice Areas
  • Public International Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Governance and the Law
  • Contract Law

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