Education: Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights; MA in Diplomacy, University of Nairobi; Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law; LLB, University of Nairobi
Background: Andrew Songa is currently the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) Delegate to the African Union. He is a lawyer and human rights advocate with over nine years of experience in the areas of legal research, policy formulation and analysis, domestic and international policy advocacy, and civic education. His work has centred on the thematic areas of indigenous peoples’ rights, forced migration, land rights and transitional justice. He previously served as the Program Manager – Transformative Justice for the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and sat on the board of the Constitution and Reform Education Consortium (CRECO). Songa has also been a member of the Steering Committee of the Kenya Transitional Justice Network (KTJN) and served in the same capacity for the Protection Working Group on Internal Displacement (PWGID).Songa is currently a member of the Advisory Committee for the Study of Transitional Justice in Africa, being undertaken by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. He has also served on the advisory panel of the Open Society Justice Initiative’s study on Strategic Litigation Impacts. He is the author of a 2018 Study on Transitional Justice in Kenya as a Path to Transformation and other publications on issues such as the implementation of the African Union Transitional Justice Policy and Kenya’s Security Sector Reforms, to name a few.
Expertise: Kenya; transitional justice; human rights; rule of law; African Union