Human Rights ND Speaker Series


Location: B034 Geddes Hall

Sharon Adongo

The Criminal Justice System and Human Rights in Kenya

Lydia Sharon Adongo

LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law

The Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights is proud to support this speaker series, presented by HumanRights ND. The HumanRightsND 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.

Sharon Adongo is a human rights lawyer with experience in women’s advocacy and rule of law issues, having begun her career as a student intern at the Federation of Women Lawyers Kenya. She obtained her LL.B. degree from Moi University School of Law in 2014 and is admitted to practice Law at the Kenyan Bar. Since 2017, she has been working with Lawyers Without Borders and with the Kenyan Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on various trial advocacy trainings aimed at improving the capacity of Kenyan prosecutors. She is passionate about the topic of good governance in Africa and around the world, and loves to write short stories on human rights issues that societies face. In 2018, her short story “Achola the Good Wife” was selected as a finalist in the African Book Club Short Story Competition.