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Hon. Lady Justice Jamila Mohammed

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Hon. Lady Justice Jamila Mohammed

Lady Justice Jamila Mohammed, a PhD candidate at the University of Nairobi, holds a Master’s Degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the same university. She was admitted as an Advocate in 1988 and appointed as a Judge of the Court of Appeal in November 2012.

During her legal practice, she worked at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews Advocates for five years. Thereafter, she co-founded the Law firm of Mohammed & Kinyanjui Advocates until she joined the Court of Appeal.

In 2003, Lady Justice Mohammed represented Professional Organizations at the National Constitutional Conference (Bomas Conference). She served as a Judge of the Interim Independent Dispute Resolution Court (IICDRC). She carried out research at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 2006.

She served as Vice-Chairperson of FIDA Kenya and as a member of the Kenya National Committee on United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace & Security.

She participated in a Programme in 2009 by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights & Humanitarian Law & Mannheimer Swartling, in Sweden. She attended the Raphael Lemkin Seminar for Genocide and was appointed a Raphael Lemkin Advisory Fellow in 2013.

Lady Justice Jamila is the Chairperson of the Kenyan National Committee on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and All forms of Discrimination under the auspices of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). She also represents Kenya in the Regional Committee.

She is a Member of the Executive Committee of the Kenya Women Judges’ Association, (KWJA) and a Member of the National Council of the Kenya Judges and Magistrates’ Association (KJMA).

Lady Justice Jamila is a Mediator, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, International Commission of Jurists, the  Kenya Institute of Management, the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and The Giraffe Centre.

She attended the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, in 2002 and the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York, in 2012.

She is a mentor and supports several schools and Children’s Homes.

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