Prof Luis G. Franceschi, LLB, LL.M, LL.D is Founding Dean of Strathmore University Law School, which is today regarded as one of the most reputable and innovative law schools in Africa. As a thinker, educator and writer, he loves positive and disruptive innovation. He is currently engaged on the Courts of the Future initiative, where he has brought together academia, practitioners, governments and judicial officers to transform the way justice systems operate in Africa. He is the recipient of the 2018 Utumishi Bora National Award in Research & Writing, the 2016 Australian Award and Visiting Fellowship at Griffith Law School (Brisbane) and he has been appointed as Visiting Fellow of Mansfield College during his visit to Oxford.
His area of expertise focuses on the convergence between Constitutional law and Public International Law “the constitutional regulation of the foreign affairs power”. He is also a legal advisor to several national and international government agencies, commissions and programmes, including international and regional courts, the United Nations and the World Bank. He sits on several boards: Transparency International (Kenya), the International Justice Commission (The Hague), the African Prisons Project (London), the Africa Legal Network (ALN) Academy (Mauritius), the International Association of Law Schools (New York), among others.
His latest publications include “The Rule of Law, Human Rights and Judicial Control of Power”, Springer; “Judicial Independence and Accountability in Light of judiciary Code of Conduct and Ethics of Kenya” ICJ Kenya; “The Cost of the Constitution in Kenya: A Cost Analysis of the New Governance Framework Introduced by the 2010 Constitution of Kenya”, Harvard Africa Policy Review; “The Constitution of Kenya; A Commentary” (a 900-page article by article commentary of the Constitution), SUP (second edition); and “The African Human Rights Judicial System; Streamlining Structures and Domestications Mechanisms Viewed from the Foreign Affairs Power Perspective”. He is also a weekly columnist with the Daily Nation Newspaper (Kenya). He has also conducted executive leadership courses for CEOs in more than 25 countries. He is a Kenyan citizen and resides in Nairobi.