Education: LLM in Human Rights Law (with a specialisation in international criminal justice), Central European University; Post-graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law Development Centre; Bachelor of Laws Degree, Uganda Christian University
Background: Brenda Peace Amito is a Program Officer in charge of the International Criminal Justice and Transitional Justice programme portfolios at TrustAfrica. As a firsthand witness to the ravages of armed conflict on civilians and the resultant demands for holistic justice, Brenda thrives on opportunities to leverage innovative and collaborative strategies to advance accountability, good governance and build sustainable peace. She has led and coordinated transitional justice and reparative projects and initiatives, such as the development and finalisation of the Rules of Procedure for the International Crimes Division of the High Court of Uganda, which have facilitated the prosecution of international crimes by the court, and the Fund for War-Affected Children and Youth in Northern Uganda. Brenda Peace Amito’s work focuses on the development and implementation of policy and institutional reforms for victim-centred accountability and reduction of the impunity gap in Africa. Her experience includes advocacy, research, training, capacity building, policy analysis, policy development and project management in the peace, security, reconciliation, justice, gender mainstreaming and sexual and gender-based violence fields. She has worked extensively with continental and national policymakers, civil society actors and academics in post-conflict and transitional countries in Africa. Away from the law, Brenda Peace Amito is passionate about women’s empowerment and is a Director at the Bishop Onono-Onweng Foundation, where she oversees the women empowerment community project.
Expertise: Uganda; Mali; Nigeria; South Sudan; Sudan; Central African Republic; transitional justice; human rights; gender; women empowerment