Doris Matu
Transitional Justice Scholar
Biography

Doris Matu graduated from Strathmore Law School with a First Class Honors LLB degree. She is a trained mediator and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya Branch). She has also been trained in the Advocates Training Program at the Kenya School of Law and is admitted to the Roll of Advocates in Kenya. During her undergraduate studies at Strathmore Law School, her dissertation thesis entitled, ‘Walking the Tight Rope: Balancing the Property Rights of Individuals with the Right to Housing of Informal Settlers’ was nominated by the faculty as one of the best from the pioneer graduating class and was published in a special issue of the Strathmore Law Review. Doris also wrote and published a paper titled, ‘Improving Access to Justice in Kenya through Horizontal Application of the Bill of Rights and Judicial Review’. In her research, she has been able to look introspectively (Kenya’s landscape) into the area of human rights violations by various actors and how the courts and the laws have tried to address the issues arising. As part of the Transitional Justice Leadership Program, Doris is keen on delving more intensely into the area of Transitional Justice through the course and various modes of scholarship available in the program to identify ways in which human rights violations can be addressed more comprehensively.

At NYU School of Law, Doris is pursuing her LLM in International Legal Studies and is a recipient of the prestigious Dean’s Graduate Award.

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