Makau W. Mutua, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Margaret W. Wong Professor

Makau W. Mutua, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Margaret W. Wong Professor SUNY Distinguished Professor; Margaret W. Wong Professor; Former Dean, University at Buffalo School of Law; Chair, Board of Directors @thekhrc; Member @CFR.
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Makau W. Mutua is the Dean of the University at Buffalo Law School, where he is also a SUNY Distinguished Professor and the Floyd H. & Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In April 2011, he was appointed to a three-year term by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the New York State Judicial Screening Committee for the Fourth Department. In May 2010, he became a member of the Sigma Pi Phi fraternity, the first Greek-letter society founded by African-American men in the United States. He is also Chairman of the Kenya Human Rights Commission. Mutua was born in 1958 in Kenya, the second of seven children. He received secondary education at Kitui High School and Alliance High School. An excellent student throughout his life, he gained attention in other ways while attending the University of Nairobi with his vocal opposition to the national government. He was arrested in May 1981 for his dissent and was only released after fasting in a hunger strike for several days.[2] He eventually found his way to Tanzania where he applied for United Nations refugee status. He earned a Masters in Law at the University of Dar es Salaam, ultimately attending Harvard Law School in 1984. There he earned an LLM in 1985 and an SJD in 1987. After graduation from Harvard, he worked for White & Case, a New York City law firm, but later pursued his dreams of human rights advocacy with his work at Human Rights First, then known as the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights. In 1991, he returned to Harvard where he became the Associate Director of the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program. In 1996, he joined the University at Buffalo Law School faculty. In December 2007, he was appointed Interim Dean at the University at Buffalo Law School and was named the permanent Dean in May 2008. Mutua is regarded as a leading figure in human rights, and has written several acclaimed works in the field. He has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Iowa College of Law, the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica, the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, and the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain. In March 2011, Mutua was elected Vice President of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). From 2007-2010, he served on the Executive Council of ASIL, and was Co-Chair of its Annual Meeting in 2000. Mutua is a prominent thinker of the movement known as Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), a critical and reconstructionist approach to international law. He sits on the board of directors of Global Rights, and has consulted extensively for NGOs, United Nations agencies, and governments. He lectures frequently on human rights, international law, and African politics around the world. In 2003, while on sabbatical in Kenya, he was appointed by the Government of President Mwai Kibaki Chair of the Task Force on the Establishment of a Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission which recommended a truth commission for Kenya. He was also a Delegate in 2003 to the Kenya National Constitutional Conference, which produced a contested draft constitution for Kenya. In 2006, he was legal counsel to John Githongo, the former Kenyan anti-corruption czar who exposed the Anglo Leasing scams in the Kibaki Government. He is a columnist for the Sunday Nation, the leading newspaper in East and Central Africa. Books: 1. Kenya's Quest For Democracy: Taming Leviathan (Challenge and Change in African Politics). L. Rienner Publishers. April 30, 2008 ISBN 1-58826-590-0; 2. Human Rights NGOs in East Africa: Political and Normative Tensions. University of Pennsylvania Press. September 12, 2008 ISBN 0-81224-112-9; 3. Human Rights: A Political and Cultural Critique. November 10, 2008 ISBN 0-81222-049-8

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Persons with DISABILITIES should NEVER be used as political props.  It’s OBSCENE.
09/29/2020

Persons with DISABILITIES should NEVER be used as political props. It’s OBSCENE.

Hustler.  He made millions but paid ONLY $750 in taxes.  BUM.
09/28/2020

Hustler. He made millions but paid ONLY $750 in taxes. BUM.

A real HUSTLER steals billions from you and then tries to convince you that YOU and HIM are “hustlers” who belong to som...
09/27/2020

A real HUSTLER steals billions from you and then tries to convince you that YOU and HIM are “hustlers” who belong to some Orwellian LIE he calls the Hustler Nation. Wajinga!

Hustler.
09/27/2020

Hustler.

A hustler.
09/27/2020

A hustler.

In Dubai today, the Mutua family celebrates the magnificent wedding of my incredible and beautiful niece Saida Naaman to...
09/26/2020

In Dubai today, the Mutua family celebrates the magnificent wedding of my incredible and beautiful niece Saida Naaman to the wonderful Yusuf Baya. We are overjoyed and humbled! @admutua @MufasaLaRasta @VillaKitui @vitokiema

GM @ahmednasirlaw do you know whether Jubilee’s mandarins were ever bound by the Omertà oath?  Can former comrades-in-ar...
09/26/2020

GM @ahmednasirlaw do you know whether Jubilee’s mandarins were ever bound by the Omertà oath? Can former comrades-in-arms snitch?

Please join us for the Kenya Diaspora Alliance-USA event of the year on October 10, 2020 @DrRoselynAkombe @kenya_usa @Ke...
09/25/2020

Please join us for the Kenya Diaspora Alliance-USA event of the year on October 10, 2020 @DrRoselynAkombe @kenya_usa @KenyaembassyDC @KenyaStudies @oyomose

BEWARE of members of civil society who speak with a FORKED TONGUE.  For I say unto you, the BETRAYERS are in our midst.
09/25/2020

BEWARE of members of civil society who speak with a FORKED TONGUE. For I say unto you, the BETRAYERS are in our midst.

This doesn’t look good — did my BFF @ahmednasirlaw offend Twitter rules, or has he voluntarily gone into hiding?  GM, ar...
09/24/2020

This doesn’t look good — did my BFF @ahmednasirlaw offend Twitter rules, or has he voluntarily gone into hiding? GM, arise and speak!

Today as I waited for my Public International Law students to join in-person and on Zoom @UBSchoolofLaw.  Everyone is pu...
09/23/2020

Today as I waited for my Public International Law students to join in-person and on Zoom @UBSchoolofLaw. Everyone is punctual and those in-person are MASKED and SOCIALLY-DISTANCED at all times. Let’s continue to keep each other safe @markpoloncarz @UBNewsSource @UBuffalo

LAWYERS shouldn’t conveniently construe/misconstrue the dissolution “edict” by CJ @dkmaraga with the myopia of the Kenya...
09/23/2020

LAWYERS shouldn’t conveniently construe/misconstrue the dissolution “edict” by CJ @dkmaraga with the myopia of the Kenyatta-Odinga/Ruto divide. Let’s rise above petty/partisan fisticuffs. Let’s think about what’s good for Kenya.

The promiscuous word “may” isn’t what the framers meant by “shall” in the gravest compulsory actions in the 2010 Kenya C...
09/22/2020

The promiscuous word “may” isn’t what the framers meant by “shall” in the gravest compulsory actions in the 2010 Kenya Constitution. They sought to COMPEL — without equivocation — the actions spelt out. It’s why the NUCLEAR option — dissolution — by CJ @dkmaraga is a kill shot.

Law schools in East Africa teach that the word “SHALL” means “MUST.”  That’s why the framers of the 2010 Constitution of...
09/22/2020

Law schools in East Africa teach that the word “SHALL” means “MUST.” That’s why the framers of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya used “shall” with the express intent that it MUST always be construed to mean “must.” It doesn’t matter what “shall” means in other constitutions.

The precipitate and abrupt invocation of momentous constitutional powers — no matter the reason — is unwise and can be r...
09/22/2020

The precipitate and abrupt invocation of momentous constitutional powers — no matter the reason — is unwise and can be ruinous in a young fragile democracy. CJ @dkmaraga should’ve engaged the public and the political branches before issuing the DISSOLUTION “edict.”

09/20/2020

It’s MOST LIKELY that the iconic administration building @MakerereU was burnt down to destroy evidence of CORRUPT FINANCIAL dealings. Very SAD! @KagutaMuseveni @JanetMuseveni @newvisionwire @ntvuganda

We’ve lost a historic and intergenerational legal — and political — icon.
09/19/2020

We’ve lost a historic and intergenerational legal — and political — icon.

The Iron Lady mwenyewe!  @MarthaKarua
09/18/2020

The Iron Lady mwenyewe! @MarthaKarua

I know my BFF @ahmednasirlaw isn’t CHEAP.  He charges an arm and a leg.  Every tweet he fires on behalf of his candidate...
09/18/2020

I know my BFF @ahmednasirlaw isn’t CHEAP. He charges an arm and a leg. Every tweet he fires on behalf of his candidate DP @WilliamsRuto must be worth its length in gold. His propaganda services are unparalleled — I am very impressed @DonaldBKipkorir

SHOCKED @UN_PGA President @volkan_bozkir is gathering with his team without MASKS or social distancing.  The United Nati...
09/17/2020

SHOCKED @UN_PGA President @volkan_bozkir is gathering with his team without MASKS or social distancing. The United Nations should respect the COVID-19 guidelines of the @WHO which it runs. Sad to see anti-maskers at the pinnacle of the @UN system @brendenvarma @antonioguterres

HONORED to be published in German — “Die Rolle von Nichtregierungsorganisationen bei der Rechtserzeugung” [The Role of N...
09/17/2020

HONORED to be published in German — “Die Rolle von Nichtregierungsorganisationen bei der Rechtserzeugung” [The Role of NGOs in the Creation of Norms] in DEKOLONIALE RECHTSKRITIK UND RECHTSPRAXIS (Karina Theurer & Wolfgang Kaleck, eds) (Nomos 2020) @ECCHRBerlin @WolfgangKaleck

Why Kitui Villa is an Hidden Jewel In Town — thanks @kim_yoanakim. Karibu!  — https://www.thecountydiary.co.ke/why-kitui...
09/15/2020
Why Kitui Villa Is an Hidden Jewel In Town | The County Diary

Why Kitui Villa is an Hidden Jewel In Town — thanks @kim_yoanakim. Karibu! — https://www.thecountydiary.co.ke/why-kitui-villa-is-an-hidden-jewel-in-town/

Just two kilometres from Kitui town along the busy Kalundu – Mutune road opposite lies an hidden jewel. Christened Kitui Villa, the hotel facade says it all. With well manicured grass lawns and cool breeze pine trees where birds welcome visitors to the hotel, Kitui Villa is the place to be. Taking...

I haven’t seen a SINGLE student, staff member, professor, or administrator WITHOUT a MASK on since the start of the Fall...
09/15/2020

I haven’t seen a SINGLE student, staff member, professor, or administrator WITHOUT a MASK on since the start of the Fall Semester @UBuffalo. Kudos to our university community. Let’s continue to keep each other SAFE @NYGovCuomo @markpoloncarz @MayorByronBrown @UBNewsSource

DP @WilliamsRuto CONSPICUOUSLY absent today as Jubilee’s Uhuru Kenyatta hosted @Senate_KE to resolve the revenue allocat...
09/15/2020

DP @WilliamsRuto CONSPICUOUSLY absent today as Jubilee’s Uhuru Kenyatta hosted @Senate_KE to resolve the revenue allocation impasse. Meeting attended by @RailaOdinga. Either the DP has EFFECTIVELY been sacked by Uhuru Kenyatta, or he’s sacked himself. Me, I’d QUIT!

Privileged to ENDORSE The Struggle for Land and Justice in Kenya by Prof @AmbreenaManji of @CardiffLaw @LGlobalJustice. ...
09/15/2020

Privileged to ENDORSE The Struggle for Land and Justice in Kenya by Prof @AmbreenaManji of @CardiffLaw @LGlobalJustice. A pivotal and insightful scholarly work — a book of record @UBSchoolofLaw @PatriciaMbote1 @WMutunga @IssaShivji @KLandalliance @falubbe @thekhrc @NationAfrica

Honored to ENDORSE Social Institutions and International Human Rights Law Implementation (Cambridge University Press, 20...
09/11/2020

Honored to ENDORSE Social Institutions and International Human Rights Law Implementation (Cambridge University Press, 2020) — truly insightful work — by Prof @juliebirdfraser at Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) @UtrechtUni. A great contribution to human rights thought.

I wonder WHY my BFF @ahmednasirlaw decided to campaign for @WilliamsRuto on social media as his number one blogger.  Wha...
09/11/2020

I wonder WHY my BFF @ahmednasirlaw decided to campaign for @WilliamsRuto on social media as his number one blogger. What’s in it for him? Perhaps our mutual friend @KoinangeJeff can inquire on behalf of Kenyans. Why would @ahmednasirlaw willy-nilly take the job from @OleItumbi?

GONE too soon.  We’ve lost a great mind, patriot, and mentor to many.  My deepest condolences to @Maina_Kiai @MugambiKia...
09/11/2020

GONE too soon. We’ve lost a great mind, patriot, and mentor to many. My deepest condolences to @Maina_Kiai @MugambiKiai and the entire Kiai family — the-star.co.ke/sasa/society/2… @KenyattaUni @thekhrc @ItsGeorgeKegoro @GabrielDolan1 @bettymurungi @WMutunga @Paul_Muite @GodwinMurunga

We @VillaKitui provide excellent first class service.  Come see us.
09/10/2020

We @VillaKitui provide excellent first class service. Come see us.

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What are these 25 laws of power? Recreate new advisors??? Help know more
By launching Jubilee Asili, Ali Baba has declared Total War on his boss.... The boss is preparing a counter-offensive. This will be messy. It will be prolonged. There will be casualties.
Today, Uhuru's and Ruto's ties matched, sending the Jubilee destitutes into excited frenzy! Now, if that could blow them away, imagine if Uhuru were to call Ruto "my brother".... The destitutes would all experience one massive, collective, prolonged orgasm!
THE QUESTION IN THE MINDS OF MANY IS, "WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN THE TWO TO MAKE THEM HATE EACH OTHER THIS MUCH?".... I believe the To me, I can think of only one thing: One of them was allowed a carteblanche, and misused it... How? THE ARMS DEAL. I believe that arms deal was the iceberg that sunk the Dynamic Duo's Titanic.... Uhuru found out details of that deal that left him seething with anger. What could possibly make him angry because, after all, he had allowed the deputy to represent him? I believe the commissions (kickbacks) his jamaa was demanding from the other side made Uhuru come face-to-face with the stark realisation that, unless he reigned in this fellow, he would, not only lose his credibility but his Presidency too. Unfortunately (for Uhuru), the crook had been smart enough to encapsulate himself from it all (plausible deniability?) by using proxies where commissions were involved. There was nothing unbecoming to pin on him, though Uhuru knew it was all him... It was time to bring the Conquerer under Check, before he caused more damage. It is Uhuru's steps to reinstall sanity in his office which annoyed the hustler, and he reacted angrily. That reaction made Uhuru finally see the monster he had helped create, and where it was taking him.... The Purge in the Party was an afterthought, a necessary extension of sanitisation efforts, aimed at reducing the man's spread (and reach); and it was massive! To summarize, I blame Uhuru. He fought hard to convince the country that he was the right man for the top seat, only to let loose a fox in his chicken coop (despite the public fact of that Fox's love for chicken!) I hope all's well, that'll end well...
Uhuru Kenyatta said, "Wangoje mimi nimalize yangu KUMI...eh he...halafu Ruto yake NGUMI"... What did Kalenjins hear? Uhuru is very honest. He's keeping The Promise! 🤣🤣😂😂😂
Uliam is not fully to blame for behaving as co-president. Ounye should take full responsibility for that change in Uliam's behavior. From 2013-2017, the unspoken President of Kenya was Uliam. Why? Because his boss had abandoned ALL responsibility to the man, preferring to waste all his time getting drunk and sleeping! Uliam saw the dangerous vacuum, and stepped up to the plate, to rescue the situation. Ounye should blame himself. He created the Monster he's trying to conquer now. If he had attended to his job, Uliam would not have imagined himself president.
THE 'CORNERED CAT'. POLITE NOTE TO PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA: Dear Mr. President, salute. Congratulations on your efforts, so far, in reasserting your command as Head of Party and State. Sir, you had left it all in your Deputy's hands, and he ended up despising you for it, to the point of wanting your seat before time... Good for you, so far. You're winning small battles in your Deputy's enclaves, and that's a good thing. FOCUS ON THOSE ONLY! However, rumours abound that you intend to go for his impeachment... DO NOT MAKE THAT MISTAKE, Sir! That's what he wants you to do. Go for his impeachment, and you'll lose the war. To explain, let me take you back, a bit... Observe your esrtwhile Handshake partner, R.H Raila Odinga. He is an aggressive, abrasive, no-holds-barred opponent.. Going for him directly, by firing him, works easily. His response would be press conferences and street protests where his people violently hit out, giving you the excuse to use force.. After a while, life reverts to normalcy. With your deputy, it's not the same. Mr. President, have you heard the phrase 'Fight Like a Cornered Cat'? Sir, therein lies your Deputy's Strategy. It involves AGGRESSION BY AVOIDANCE. He's fighting you by avoiding you, hoping you'll keep going for HIM. When time is right, you'll be in too deep to retreat and restrategize.. That's when the one weapon he's counting upon will be unleashed. I repeat, DO NOT GO FOR HIM. Avoid him, the same way he's avoiding you. Use his strategy against him. It will annoy and frustrate him into making a mistake. Sir, what is the one thing your deputy can always count on for his strength? TRIBE and LIEUTENANTS! You need to peel off the layers of his allies and his tribal backing, till he has nothing to fall back upon. I assure you, when he sees his allies, and The Valley, is gone, he will accept whatever demands you will place on the Table, including his quiet withdrawal from Public life... Good luck, Sir. You'll need it.
In Shakespeare's 'Othello', almost everyone experiences betrayal at the hands of 'Honest Lago'. Do you know who 'Honest Lago' is in Kenya politics? It's the Kikuyu. The Kalenjin thought they're special. They thought it would be different with them.. Wapumbavu! We warned you!