Persons with DISABILITIES should NEVER be used as political props. It’s OBSCENE.
SUNY Distinguished Professor; Margaret W. Wong Professor; Former Dean, University at Buffalo School of Law; Chair, Board of Directors @thekhrc; Member @CFR.
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. 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
Persons with DISABILITIES should NEVER be used as political props. It’s OBSCENE.
HOW REALITY-TV FAME HANDED TRUMP A $427 MILLION LIFELINE — https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/09/28/us/donald-trump-taxes-apprentice.html
“The Apprentice” rescued Donald J. Trump, bringing him new sources of cash and a myth that would propel him to the White House.
Hustler. He made millions but paid ONLY $750 in taxes. BUM.
President Trump’s Taxes Revealed — https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/09/27/us/donald-trump-taxes.html?referringSource=articleShare&fbclid=IwAR2UJpBYDzTG27I-r_SrBaYXWFrXAC9aScvZ5o4YdXMNYy9Ag6TX-UoyVsQ
The Times obtained Donald Trump’s tax information extending over more than two decades, revealing struggling properties, vast write-offs, an audit battle and hundreds of millions in debt coming due.
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!
Is Karua State House Material? https://nation.africa/kenya/blogs-opinion/opinion/is-karua-state-house-material--2372852
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-arms snitch?
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.
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 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 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 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 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 ruinous in a young fragile democracy. CJ @dkmaraga should’ve engaged the public and the political branches before issuing the DISSOLUTION “edict.”
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
Careful. Uhuru is no Lame Duck — https://nation.africa/kenya/blogs-opinion/opinion/careful-uhuru-is-no-lame-duck-2303498
We’ve lost a historic and intergenerational legal — and political — icon.
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 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 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 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-villa-is-an-hidden-jewel-in-town/
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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 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. A pivotal and insightful scholarly work — a book of record @UBSchoolofLaw @PatriciaMbote1 @WMutunga @IssaShivji @KLandalliance @falubbe @thekhrc @NationAfrica
Murkomen is Doing Ruto No Good — https://nation.africa/kenya/blogs-opinion/opinion/murkomen-is-doing-ruto-no-good-1937720
Raila is Down to his Last Bullet. Will it be a Sure Shot? — https://edition.pagesuite.com/popovers/dynamic_article_popover.aspx?artguid=a5757661-3e02-47be-b728-0f8b6eeeb7c3&appid=3420
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. 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 @MugambiKiai and the entire Kiai family — the-star.co.ke/sasa/society/2… @KenyattaUni @thekhrc @ItsGeorgeKegoro @GabrielDolan1 @bettymurungi @WMutunga @Paul_Muite @GodwinMurunga
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