Joel Ngugi

  • Affiliate Professor of Law

Contact

Phone: (206) 543-7611
Email: jngugi@u.washington.edu

Joel Ngugi

Education

LL.B. 1996, University of Nairobi Diploma, 1997, Kenya School of Law LL.M. 1999, S.J.D., 2002, Harvard University

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • Joel M. Ngugi, Making the Link Between Corruption and Human Rights: Promises and Perils, 104 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 246-50 (2011).
  • Joel M. Ngugi, The “Curse” of Ecological Interdependence: Africa, Climate Change and Social Justice, in Climate Change: A Reader 967-88 (William H. Rodgers, Jr. et al. eds., Carolina Academic Press 2011).
  • Joel M. Ngugi, Op-Ed., Options for a Solution to the Post-Election Crisis, Daily Nation (Nairobi), Jan. 4, 2008.

See the full list under the Publications tab below.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Book Chapters

  • Joel M. Ngugi, The “Curse” of Ecological Interdependence: Africa, Climate Change and Social Justice, in Climate Change: A Reader 967-88 (William H. Rodgers, Jr. et al. eds., Carolina Academic Press 2011).

Book Reviews

  • Joel M. Ngugi, Book Review, 31 Fordham Int’l L.J. 596-602 (2008) (reviewing Obiora Chinedu Okafor, Legitimizing Human Rights NGOs: Lessons from Africa (2006)).

Professional Publications

  • Joel M. Ngugi, Making the Link Between Corruption and Human Rights: Promises and Perils, 104 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 246-50 (2011).
  • Joel M. Ngugi, Stalling Juristocracy While Deepening Judicial Independence in Kenya: Towards a Political Question Doctrine, in Reinforcing Judicial and Legal Institutions: Kenyan and Regional Perspectives (Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists 2007) (Judiciary Watch Series Vol. 5).
  • Joel M. Ngugi, Introductory Remarks. Africa: A New Voices Panel, 101 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 133-35 (2007).
  • Joel Ngugi, The Scope of Journalistic Profession After the Randal Decision in ICTY, 2 Media World 14 (March 2003).

News Media

  • Joel M. Ngugi, Op-Ed., Options for a Solution to the Post-Election Crisis, Daily Nation (Nairobi), Jan. 4, 2008.
  • Joel M. Ngugi, Op-Ed., Demonising All Pre-Election Political Pacts Will Not Do, Daily Nation (Nairobi), Nov. 30, 2007.
  • Joel Ngugi, Kenya Needs an Inclusive Leadership, East African Standard (Nairobi), Sept. 28, 2007.
  • Joel Ngugi, The Search for a Perfect Constitution a Futile Effort, East African Standard, Sept. 8, 2005.
  • Joel M. Ngugi, Leave Political Decisions to Politicians, Daily Nation (Nairobi), Aug. 16, 2005.
  • Joel Ngugi, Banking Regulations May Be Key to Recovery in Kenya, East African Standard (Nairobi), Jan. 6, 2003.
  • Speaker, "The Role of Public Interest Litigation in Access to Justice of Marginalized Communities Under Kenya’s New Constitution", Kituo Cha Sheria Public Interest Caucus Colloquium (August 18, 2011)

  • Speaker, "The Revolution of the Everyday", Commencement, University of Washington School of Law (June 10, 2011)

  • Speaker, "Human Rights, Corruption and Development", Law Through Global Eyes Series, University of Washington School of Law and the International Law Society (May 16, 2011)

  • Speaker, "The African Miracle: A Discussion about the Economic Growth in Africa over the Last Decade", University of Washington Business School and African Studies Program (April 20, 2011)

  • Speaker, "Key Opportunities for (Progressive) Funding in Africa", Pacific Northwest Global Donors Conference, (April 1, 2011)

  • "The Five Pillars of a Sustainable and Autochtonous Trial Advocacy Program", African Faculty Trial Advocacy Training Institute, University of Washington School of Law and Justice Advocacy Africa (March 22, 2011)

  • Speaker, "A Human Rights Approach to Climate Change in Africa", Directors’ Meeting and Conference, Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program and the University of Arizona (March 4, 2011)

  • "An Introduction: What Is Global Way and Is It a Good Thing?”", Symposium on Global Law and Its Exceptions: Globalization, Legal Transplants, Local Reception and Resistance, University of Washington School of Law (February 25, 2011)

  • Moderator, "The Politics of Complementarity: The ICC and the Situation in Kenya", University of Washington African Studies Program and the University of Washington School of Law, International Law Society (January 27, 2011)

  • Keynote, "A Human Rights Approach to Immigration", Human Rights Day Celebrations, Seattle Office of Civil Rights (December 9, 2010)

  • Speaker, "Economic Rights as the Cornerstone for Building World Peace Through Law: Reflections on Economic Recession, Corruption, Free Trade Regimes and Human Rights", World Peace Through Law Section, Washington State Bar Association (October 26, 2010)

  • Moderator, "“Lumo”: A Documentary on Violence Against Women as a War Weapon in Eastern Congo", University of Washington School of Law (October 19, 2010)

  • Speaker, "Human Rights 101: Why Social and Economic Rights Are Human Rights", Seattle Human Rights Commission (October 7, 2010)

  • Moderator and discussant, "“Lumo”: A Documentary on Violence Against Women as a War Weapon in Eastern Congo", Seattle University School of Law (May 2, 2010)

  • "Responsibility to Protect and the Right to Health", 8th Western Regional International Health Conference, University of Washington (April 25, 2010)