Maina Kiai

Mr. Maina Kiai is the founding director of Human Rights Watch’s Alliances and Partnerships Program, which focuses on human rights.

Before joining Human Rights Watch, Maina served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association from 2011 to 2017. Prior to that, he spent the past 25 years campaigning for human rights and constitutional reform in Kenya – notably as founder and Executive Director of the Kenya Human Rights Commission, and as Chairman of Kenya’s National Human Rights Commission (2003-2008). He has won a national reputation for his advocacy against official corruption, in support of political reform, and against impunity following the violence that convulsed Kenya in 2008. In 2010, he co-founded InformAction, a Kenyan grassroots organization that uses film and documentaries to both educate people and spur them to claim their rights. Maina holds degrees from Nairobi University and Harvard University.

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This is a long title about something very important – a speech about free speech

When: Tuesday april 5th, 13:00–15:00
Language: English