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Tonny Raymond Kirabira

Lecturer in Law, University of East London

Tonny is a legal practitioner and academic based at the University of East London, where he teaches criminal law and International law at the undergraduate and master's levels. His PhD in law research at the University of Portsmouth focused on NGOs and transitional justice. He also researches states and sovereignty, statelessness and the laws of armed conflict. He previously worked as a visiting professional in the Office of Public Counsel for Victims at the International Criminal Court. He holds an LLM in international human rights law from the University of Notre Dame (United States), and a bachelor of laws degree from Uganda Christian University (Uganda). He was admitted to the Ugandan Bar in 2014 and practices as a barrister and solicitor in the High Court of Uganda and all courts of judicature. He is involved in international human rights work, including participation in UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva. He is also a research affiliate with the Refugee Law Initiative at the University of London, and was a visiting fellow at the University of Copenhagen. He has collaborated with Leiden Law School’s Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies as an expert on the Tracing Inherent Powers Project. He has taught at the University of Greenwich, University of Portsmouth and Royal Holloway, University of London.


  • –present
    PhD Researcher, University of Portsmouth


  • 2019 
    University of Notre Dame, LLM in International Human Rights Law