Dr. Nkatha Murungi

Assistant Director of the Centre for Human Rights

Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria

Dr. Nkatha Murungi is an Assistant Director of the Centre for Human Rights (the Centre), and a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria. She holds a Master of Laws in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa in from the University of Pretoria, and a Doctorate in Law from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. In her role at the Centre for Human Right, she oversees the Centre’s women’s rights, disability, and children’s rights Units. Dr. Murungi is an advocate qualified to practice law in Kenya, and a lecturer and researcher in human rights with a keen focus on the rights of vulnerable groups such as children, women, and persons with disabilities, as well as sexual and reproductive health rights. She has extensive experience in pan-African human rights programming and advocacy, civil society engagement, the African Union and its mechanisms, as well as human rights research, particularly in Africa. Her research covers a range of human rights issues including child rights, education, sexual and reproductive health rights of women and girls in Africa, disability rights, and access to justice.   

She is a World Future Councillor since September 2019.