Maina Kiai

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Maina Kiai, Kenya, "is the first chairman of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, an independent state institution established by the Parliament to lead in the protection and promotion of human rights in the country. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Kiai was the Africa Director for the International Human Rights Law Group in Washington, DC. From 1999-2001 he was the Africa director of Amnesty International in London, UK, which he joined from the Kenyan Human Rights Commission, and NGO where he was executive director. Mr. Kiai was described by the New York Times as Kenya's leading human rights activist in 1997. He hopes the summer program will assist him in developing strategies for effective redress and promotion of human rights, and advancing the development of independent media." [1]

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  1. Twenty-seven Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development announced for 2007, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, accessed May 18, 2010.
  2. About, Africa Democracy Forum, accessed May 18, 2010.
  3. Steering Committee, World Movement for Democracy, accessed May 18, 2010.