Ms. Kaari Betty Murungi is a peace and justice advocate. She was educated at the University of Nairobi and the Kenya School of Law. She is a past visiting fellow at the Human Rights Program Harvard Law School. Ms. Murungi has broad experience in transitional justice processes, women’s human rights, gender, constitutionalism and governance with a particular focus on international human rights in the context of violent conflict with experience in international criminal justice and accountability mechanisms. She has worked in Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Northern Uganda, South Sudan and her native country Kenya.
Ms. Murungi served as Vice Chairperson and Commissioner to the Kenya Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (2009-2010); as the Africa representative on the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court (2009-2013); as Senior Transitional Justice Advisor to the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), South Sudan (2016-2018); as a member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry for the Occupied Palestinian Territory appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council (July 2018- March 2019). In June 2020, she was appointed as Professor of Practice at the Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London.