Bio

Nciko Arnold is an LLB Graduate Assistant at the Strathmore University Law School. He has a passion for academia and dreams of effecting change in his country.

As an LLB student, Nciko served as the fourth Editor-in-Chief of the Strathmore Law Review, Projects Coordinator of the Human Rights Unit of the Strathmore Law Clinic, President of the Strathmore Toastmasters Club and Academic Representative of the University’s 10th Student Council. He has also represented Strathmore Law School as a delegate at the World Bank’s Africa Mining Legislation Atlas Workshop in Kigali, from 8th December to 18th December 2018. Aside from being a Graduate Assistant, Nciko is a Research Assistant at the Strathmore Extractives Industry Center and the Lead East African Regional Representative of the Afronomicslaw Academic Forum. He is also involved in a global project on Ethical Dilemma in Tech/The Financial Sector organised by the Stanford University Center for Human Rights and International Justice.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • ‘Ignorance of the Law is no Defence: Street Law as a Means to Reconcile this Maxim with the Rule of Law’ Strathmore Law Review, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018.
  • ‘Structural Interdicts for Socioeconomic Rights: What the Kenyan Jurisprudence Has Missed’ Strathmore Law Review, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2019.
  • Editorial Note to the Strathmore Law Review, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2020.
  • ‘The Hutians: Decolonising the Teaching of Public International Law in African Law Schools’ Strathmore Law Review, Volume 6, Issue 1, 2021 (Upcoming).

Conference Papers

  • ‘Ignorance of the Law is no Defence: Street Law as a Means to Reconcile this Maxim with the Rule of Law’ Inaugural Strathmore Law Clinic Roundtable on Access to Justice, March 2018.
  • ‘Under BITs and Through Class Actions: Subjecting Transnational Mining Corporations to Environmental Rights in the DRC’ 4th Biennial African International Economic Law Network Conference, July 2019.
  • ‘Evacuated from Africa but Present in Africa’s economy through Telework: Who gets to tax them?’ Afronomicslaw.org Symposium: International Economic Law in the Shadow of COVID-19 – Perspectives from the Global South, May 2020.
  • Proposing a Model Clause for Global Public Health Emergencies, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific policy Hackathon, September 2020.
  • ‘The Hutians: Decolonising the Teaching of Public International Law in African Law Schools to Address a Real Problem’ in Global Perspectives on the Teaching and Researching International Law, Joint Symposium between Afronomicslaw.org and the National University of Singapore Center of Teaching and Researching International Law, September 2020.
  • ‘Thomas More’s Utopia and European Colonialism in Africa: Some Reflections’, Center for Thomas More Studies Annual Conference, University of Dallas, November 2021.

Book Chapters

  • Chapter 10 in ‘The Constitution of Kenya: 10 Years On’ Edited by Charles Sampford and john Osogo Ambani, Ashgate, Routledge Publishing (upcoming).

Media Articles

  • ‘Promoting Access to Justice in Kenya: Making the Case for law Clinics’ The Platform for Law, Justice and Society, June 2018.
  • ‘On Pandemics and Kenyan Courts: A Case for a Constitutional Interpretation that Most Favours the Enforcement of Rights’ The Platform for Law, Justice and Society, June 2020.

Published Toastmasters Speeches

  • A Love Affair (A Story of a Strathmore Toastmasters Club Member), Speech delivered when Mr Balraj Anuresalam, President of Toastmasters international, visited Strathmore University.