Human Rights Speaker Series


Location: B036 Geddes Hall

Why Silicon Valley is Important for Democracy in Africa



Tonny Kirabira

LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law

The Klau Center is proud to support this new speaker series, presented by Human Rights ND. The Human Rights ND speaker series brings human rights advocates, current master’s students in the LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law, together with the wider Notre Dame community for informal presentations on current topics in regional human rights.


Tonny Raymond Kirabira obtained his LL.B. degree in Law with Honors at Uganda Christian University, in 2012. He was admitted to the Ugandan bar upon acquiring a diploma in legal practice from Law Development Centre in 2014. In 2017, he was a recipient of the prestigious VLIR-UOS scholarship under the Sustainable Development and Human Rights Law post-graduate program at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. Currently, Mr. Kirabira’s work focuses on the promotion and defense of freedom of expression, digital media, intellectual property, and media rights. He regularly pens newspaper articles on social and topical issues. He is also a member of the Uganda Law Society and East Africa Law Society.