Betty Kaari Murungi is a lawyer with over 27 years‘ wide-ranging experience in the practice of law at a national, regional and international level.
Educated at the University of Nairobi and Kenya School of Law, Murungi is a past visiting fellow of the Harvard Law School‘s Human Rights Program, where she devoted her research to transitional justice mechanisms.
She has extensive background in international human rights in the context of violent conflict, with experience in international criminal justice and accountability mechanisms. She has been an integral player in the jurisprudence of international criminal law and international humanitarian law insofar as it pertains to gender.
Ms. Murungi served for a brief period as Vice Chairperson and Commissioner to the Kenya Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission, and for three years as the Africa representative on the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court.