Allan Mukuki is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya as well as a Commissioner for Oaths. He is presently a PhD Candidate at the University of Navarra in Spain. He is also a holder of an LL.M in International Law and the Law of International Organizations, from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He has an LL. B (Hons) from the University of Nairobi, he is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London). He further holds a post-graduate diploma in law from the Kenya School of Law. Allan is also a scholar from the Hague Academy of International Law.
Some of his many roles in the legal profession include Director of International Partnerships; a Doctoral Fellow; member of the Management Committee and moot court coordinator, all for Strathmore Law School; Research Fellow for the African Region (Kenya), for the European Research Council Grant Project on the interpretation of customary international law; and Acting Director for the Strathmore Institute of Advanced Studies in International Criminal Justice (SIASIC).
Allan has previously worked at A.F Gross Advocate; in various legal institutes; in governmental agencies and in the Judiciary of Kenya. He was also a Legal researcher in the Office of the Solicitor General, Kenya, for the Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v. Kenya), a case that was before the International Court of Justice. His main areas of specialization include Public International Law, The Law of International Organizations, International Humanitarian Law, International and Regional (EAC) Refugee Law and Legal Policy Development.
Further, Allan has been involved in various national and international legal consultancies and projects; he has published several peer reviewed legal articles, a legal monograph and presented several legal papers in international conferences around the world. He has also developed several policy documents for Strathmore University as well as (currently operational) manuals and laws for the operation of the Judiciary as well as governmental agencies and regional agencies such as IGAD.
During his free time, Allan is dedicated to his Education Foundation that offers education for
the less fortunate children in the society and in mentorship causes as well.
- Public International Law
- International Humanitarian Law
- International Institutional law
- International Refugee Law
- Evidence Law
- Family & Succession Law
- Policy Development
- Legislative Drafting
- Strategic Legal Consultancy services
1. Mukuki Allan M and Beatrice Kioko (2023), ‘The Ugly Face of International Law in Practice’, European Academic Journal, 2023.
2. Allan Mukuki, Betty Kioko et al (2022), ‘Customary Law in the Legal System of the Republic of Kenya’, National Report Series in a European Research Council Grant on The Rules of Interpretation of Customary International Law.
3. Laura Hammond (SOAS University of London) and Allan Mukuki (Research and Evidence Facility) ‘(2022) Review of Horn of Africa Countries’ Refugee Hosting and Durable Solutions Practices: A Case Study’, World Development Report Team, World Bank, 2022. (Upcoming)
4. Dr. Peter Kwenjera, Allan Mukuki & Kelvin Mbatia (2022), 'Refocusing Legal Education: The Shift from Adversarial Litigation to Compliance and ADR', Book chapter in, The Future of Legal Education in Eastern Africa, July, 2021.A book project by USIU, UON & University of Edinburgh (Upcoming Book Chapter)
5. Dr. Peter Kwenjera, Allan Mukuki (2022), 'Barriers to the mobility of legal education and practice in the East African Community', Book chapter in, The Future of Legal Education in Eastern Africa, July, 2021.A book project by USIU, UON & University of Edinburgh (Upcoming Book Chapter).
6. Mukuki Allan M., (2021) ‘Climate Change and Refugee Children: The Key Refugee Protection Standards provided by the Convention on Rights of the Child’, Book Chapter in Children in Migration, Markiewicz-Stanny, Milej and Wedel-Domaradzka (Eds), 2022, Nomos.
7. Allan Mukuki, (2021), ‘Chapter 1: Kenya’, Book chapter in, Africa’s Digital Economy: The Case Of African Continental Free Trade Area And The Readiness of Five Countries – Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, And Ghana, Africa Digital Rights Hub.
8. Mukuki Allan M., (2020). ‘The sacrosanct? The challenge in holding the United Nations responsible for the failure to prevent genocide.’ Strathmore Law School Journal, Volume 4 (1).
9. Mukuki Allan M., (2020). ‘Personal reflections: COVID-19 & The Adaptation of Strathmore University in Kenya’, in ‘Conquering Complexities: Perspectives on COVID-19’, The TEIMUN Journal, Volume 1, 2020.
10. Mukuki Allan M., (2019). ‘Reimagining the Concept of Forced Migration in The Face of Climate
11. Change’. Groningen Journal of International Law (GRoJIL 7 (1)).
12. Mukuki Allan M., & Muthoni Sandra B. (2018). ‘National Security Vs the Principle of Non-Refoulement: Where Do the Scales Tilt?’ African Union Commission on International Law Journal.
13. Mukuki, Allan M. (2017). ‘The Nexus between Counter Terrorism and Human Rights with a Perspective on Cyber Terrorism’, International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Vol: 4, No: 2, 2017.
14. Mukuki, Allan M. (2016). ‘The Various Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mechanisms and Access to Justice in Kenya,’ Kenya Law Review Journal Vol 5: (No.1, May 2016), pp. 205-218.
15. Mukuki, Allan M. (2016). ‘Becoming a Model UN Delegate: An Essential Guide through the MUN World’ pp. 59, MUNPlanet.
16. Mukuki, Allan M. (2016). ‘The Normative Irrelevance of Austin’s Command Theory in International Law,’ Mimbar Hukum Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 569-582.
17. Mukuki Allan M., and Wabuke Emmah K. (eds) (2015). Commentary on the Principle of Non-Refoulement in Refugee Law: Challenges and Opportunities, Lambert Academic Publishing.
- Mukuki Allan M., (2016). ‘Environmental Refugees: Is it time to reconsider the refugee definition in international law?’ (LLM Thesis).
- Mukuki Allan M., (2013). ‘The Refugee Influx Dilemma: Is Kenya at a crossroad?’ (LLB Thesis).
CONFERENCE PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS & COLLOQUIUMS
- ‘Refugee Protection in the East African Community Partner States,’ Leicester Law School Postgraduate Research Conference 2021 ‘Legal Challenges in an Age of Uncertainty’ Hosted on Microsoft Teams June 15, 2021.
- ‘Climate Change and Refugee Children: The Key Refugee Protection Standards provided by the Convention on Rights of the Child’, CHILD IN MIGRATION. STATUS AND IDENTITY, 19-21 May 2021, On-line, Poland
- ‘The sacrosanct? The fallacy in holding the United Nations responsible for the failure to prevent genocide’. Strathmore Law School Colloquium, 24th February, 2017.
- ‘The Nexus between Counter Terrorism and Human Rights with a Perspective on Cyber Terrorism’ - ICCTS 2017: 19th International Conference on Conflict, Terrorism and Society on February, 16-17, 2017 London, United Kingdom.
- ‘Reimagining the Concept of Forced Migration in The Face of Climate Change’ – Migration in a Turbulent World Conference, 2016: Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Doha, Qatar.
- ‘Terrorism and Human Rights: A Key Focus on Cyber Terrorism’–Annual Law Conference, Terrorism: Challenges to Emerging Democracies in Africa, 2015, Strathmore Law School.