Ms. Sophie Amutavy

Sophie Amutavy is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with nine years’ experience post admission to the Bar. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations from the United States International University (USIU), a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from Moi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.

Sophie’s work experience spans across various Government and Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs). She began her career in human rights where she worked for NGOs such as the Legal Aid Center of Eldoret (LACE), Christian Legal Education Aid &Research (CLEAR) and Kituo Cha Sheria. She then moved to the Judiciary where she was engaged as a Legal Researcher in the Court of Appeal. Sophie then joined the Transition Authority where she was engaged as a Research Officer. She currently works as the Director – Legal at the Intergovernmental Relations Technical Committee (IGRTC).

In addition to the above, Sophie continues to serve in various capacities on pro bono basis. She serves as a Legal Counsel at the African Court on Human and People’s Rights. She is a member of the Pan African Lawyers Union and has also served as a member of the General Assembly of the Action Aid International Kenya. Sophie is also a recipient of the President’s Award Kenya, where she was awarded the Bronze and Silver for voluntary community work undertaken in slum areas.

Sophie has successfully undertaken professional development courses including:

  • Public Policy Making Processes-Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research & Analysis
  • Strategic Leadership Development Program – Kenya School of Government
  • Certified Professional Mediation- Mediation Training Institute (EA)
  • Constitution Building in Africa- Central European University
  • Disaster Management- Centre for Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance

Sophie’s professional expertise is largely centered on legal research and advisory particularly in matters relating to human rights, devolution, intergovernmental relations, governance, development of policy and legislation, court processes, international relations and diplomacy.


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