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Dr. Japhet Biegon

Amnesty International
Dr. Japhet Biegon is the Africa Regional Advocacy Coordinator at Amnesty International. He leads and coordinates the organization’s advocacy initiatives and engagement with African Union policy and human rights bodies. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. Prior to his current role, Dr. Biegon was the Director of Investigations at the Kenyan Independent Policing Oversight Authority. Between 2011 and 2013, he was the Director of Research at the Kenya Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission. As an international human rights lawyer, his primary area of focus and interest is the normative and institutional structures of the African Union human rights system and their nexus to peace and security, transitional justice, international criminal law and international humanitarian law.