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Independent experts nominated by country party

Edith Mwenda

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Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Political Science
UN languages spoken


Job function
Senior State Counsel
State Counsel
Telephone number
254 2 227 461
Work experience
State Counsel, Attorney-General's Chambers, Department of Treaties and Agreements (1990 to date)._x000D_
Duties: Drafting agreements, international documents, contracts and treaties. Advising Government Ministries and State Corporations on the construction thereon, furnishing legal opinions, undertaking research and arbritation. Has developed a high degree of experience in drafting agreements, analytical skills on international legal instruments and good communication and negotiation skills as representative of the Attorney-General, as adviser to delegations in many international programmes._x000D_
Environment: designated to deal with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. In this regard attends to matters and gives legal advise in respect to the Convention._x000D_
In February 1997 attended, as an expert, the Meeting on the formulation of Inter-Governmental Authority on Development Committee on Science and Technology in the context of CCD._x000D_
In February 1997, was involved in the Fo
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Master of Laws (LLM with Merit), University of London (1995-1996). Subjects studied include Law and Development, International Trade Law, Regulation of Financial Markets and Legal Aspects of International Finance. Attended class seminars in International Environmental Law._x000D_
Post graduate diploma of Laws (Dip. Law), the Kenya School of Law (1989-1990)._x000D_
Bachelor of Laws (LLB. Hons), University of Nairobi (1986-1989)._x000D_
Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (November 1990).
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. "Conventions and Agreements, the Legal Aspects of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification", Dec. 1996._x000D_
2. "Sub-regional Fund to Combat Desertification and Mitigate the Effects of Drought - Funding Mechanisms in the context of CCD"._x000D_
3. Implementation Arrangements for the NAP Process in Kenya , Sept. 1998 (unplublished)
Other activities
At the meeting for the Establishment of Eastern and Southern Africa Business Organisation, in May 1995, advised and drafted the ESABO Charter which was adopted as the Constitution of the Organisation._x000D_
Sept. 1994-August 1995, nominated by the Honourable Attorney-General to serve the National Steering Committee formulating a Sessional Paper on AIDS Pandemic._x000D_
- Current Vice-Chair of Women in Administration of Justice_x000D_
- Member of te Law Society of Kenya_x000D_
- Member of the Federation of International Women Lawyers (Kenya)_x000D_
- Legal Advisor (voluntary work) Presidential Award, Kenya Scheme_x000D_
Recruited by the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examination Board and serving as examiner for Certified Public Secretaries and Certified Public Accountants in certain law papers since 1992.
Won the 1995 British Chevening Award. One of the ten candidates to receive the award out of 2,000 applicants from different disciplines.
Organisation name
Attorney General's Chambers
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