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Areas of Expertise

Constitutional interpretation

Constitutional theory

The philosophy of law

Cecil Yongo Abungu
Graduate Assistant
LLB(Strathmore Law School),Harvard CopyrightX and DELF A1 certificates

Cecil Yongo Abungu is currently a Graduate Assistant at the Strathmore Law School. He graduated with an LL.B degree from SLS in June 2017. During his time at the Law School, he was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the first two volumes of the Strathmore Law Review and worked as an Editor with the Strathmore University Press, playing a key role in the publication of a variety of texts. Cecil also holds Harvard CopyrightX and DELF A1 certificates. At the moment, his research interests center on constitutional interpretation, constitutional theory and the philosophy of law. Out of those areas, he has 4 previous publications (3 articles and 1 book chapter) and has presented at a number of research conferences both in Kenya and abroad. 

 

Long Form Writing:  

  • ‘Constitutional Remedies when the Constitution Fails’ Nairobi Law Monthly, September 2014 Issue, pages 46 – 57.

Papers Presented:  

  • ‘Reconsidering the East African Court of Justice’s Nyong’o decision and its Aftermath’—Presented at the Supranational Courts PhD seminar and conference, September 17 to 21 2018 at the University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg City.  
  • ‘An Overview of the State of the Right to Administrative Justice in Kenya’—Presented at the Workshop on Administrative Justice Reform in Eastern and Southern Africa, September 28 to 31 2018 at the Masa Square Hotel in Gaborone, Botswana.
  • ‘The Place of Preparatory Documents in the Interpretation of Transformative Constitutions’— Presented at the Institute for Global Law & Policy’s 2018 Conference, June 2 and 3 2018 at the Harvard Law School in Boston, MA.
  • Corporates and Human Rights: Beyond Legal Obligations’—Presented at the 12th Annual Ethics & Law Conference on 15 September 2016 at the Strathmore Business School in Nairobi. 
  • ‘Public Pressure, Temptation of Power & Unconstitutional Actions in the War against Terrorism in Kenya: Suggesting a Link’— Presented at the 2nd Annual Strathmore Law Conference on 5 August 2015 in Nairobi.

Chapters in Edited Volumes:

  • Chapter 2 in ‘The Constitution of Kenya: 10 years on’ edited by Charles Sampford and John Osogo Ambani, Ashgate/ Routledge Publishers, forthcoming September 2019.

 

Journal Articles:

  • ‘Constitutional Interpretation of Human Rights and Court Powers in Kenya: Towards a More Nuanced Understanding’ African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Edinburgh University Press, Volume 27, Issue 2, May 2019. 
  • ‘Revisiting the Place of Preparatory Documents in the Interpretation of Transformative Constitutions’ forthcoming in the Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, De Gruyter, March 2019.
  • ‘Building an African Law Journal: Some Reflections’ published in the Strathmore Law Review Volume III, Number I, June 2018, pages 73-84. 
  • ‘Public Pressure, Temptation of Power & Unconstitutional Actions in the War against Terrorism in Kenya: Suggesting a Link’ published in the Strathmore Law Review Volume I, Number I, January 2016, pages 53-75. 

Contact Details

Madaraka Estate
Ole Sangale Road, PO Box 59857,
00200 City Square
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 0703-034000, 0703-034200

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