Dr. Nicholas Orago
Dr. Nicholas Orago is a passionate and committed human rights advocate. His main area of speciality is economic and social rights, the focus area of his doctoral studies and an area of research where he has published several journal articles and book chapters. He has taught, trained and consulted extensively in this and related areas of international human rights law and presented papers in international conferences and seminars. He also has research interests in climate change, disaster law and sustainable development having served as a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, seconded to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Geneva, Switzerland. During this time, he participated in the process of drafting the Committee on Economic and Social Rights (CESCR)’s Draft General Comment on Sustainable Development and Economic and Social Rights, spending a month at the University of Stellenbosch under the mentorship of the CESCR Vice Chair Professor Sandy Liebenberg.
Apart from his research exertions, Dr. Orago has worked extensively in the area of human rights, starting as legal and research assistant at the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA- Kenya); as a research assistant at the Research, Policy and Legislation Department of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights; as a protection assistant at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); and as a gender-based violence field advisor at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Dr. Orago is currently a Senior Lecturer of Law at the School of Law, the University of Nairobi. His areas of teaching and research include comparative constitutional law, international human rights law, tax and human rights, media law and policy, international humanitarian law, disaster and climate law, law and development and gender equality. He has engaged in research collaborations with the Law Transform Centre of the University of Bergen, the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC), the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria. He teaches in the Global School on Socio-Economic Rights in the annual short
courses at the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria and the Institute for Human Rights at the Abo Akademi University, Finland.
Dr. Orago would trade anything for his work.