Mutuma Ruteere

Dr. Mutuma Ruteere is the director of the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS), a leading international African research centre based in Kenya. He is a respected expert on matters of human rights, policing and security. He has worked extensively with various actors including the government, civil society and private sector on issues of human rights, governance and security. Previously he served as UN Special Rapporteur, Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination and Related Intolerance. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master of Arts degree in Human Rights Theory and Practice from the University of Essex. Mutuma has experience designing and leading complex national and international research projects on security, policing and human rights. He has previously served as an Adjunct Lecturer of International Law at the University of Nairobi’s Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies at the United States International University (USIU).

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