Areas of Expertise
  • Public International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Criminal Law
Jerusha Asin Owino
LL.B (Moi University), Diploma in Law (Kenya School of Law), LL.M (University of Exeter)

Jerusha Asin is an Assistant Law Lecturer at Strathmore Law School and co-lectures Public International Law, the Law of Evidence, Criminal Procedure and International Criminal Law. She trained as a lawyer and was called as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya in November 2012.  From 2009 -2013, she intermittently served in various capacities at the Registry of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal and subsequently clerked for Justice Nkemdilim Izuako at the Tribunal.


In November 2014, she was awarded a Masters (with Distinction) in International Human Rights Law from the University of Exeter. She thereafter worked with one of the defence teams at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon at the Hague.


Jerusha serves on the editorial board of the Strathmore Law Journal and has been invited to serve in the editorial committee of the Hague Justice Journal which is currently being revamped. She is also a member of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) African Expert Study Group on International Criminal Justice. Her current research focuses on exploring the intersection between law and policy with regard to state interaction, engagement and cooperation with international criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court and mapping how these patterns can or should impact on various actors. 

Asin, J (2016) ‘Pursuing Al Bashir in South Africa: Between ‘Apology and Utopia’ in  J. van der Merwe and G. Kemp(Eds) International Criminal Justice in Africa: Issues, Challenges and Prospects(pp 5 – 25) Nairobi Strathmore University Press/KAS.


Asin, J ‘The “African Problem” at the ICC: Quo Vadis?’[Forthcoming]


Asin, J ‘Justice in the Shadow of Power: From Versailles to the Hague’ [Forthcoming]


Conferences and Events 2016


The International Criminal Court in Crisis: Quo Vadis? the Social-Legal Association Studies Association Conference at Lancaster University Law School, United Kingdom, 5- 7th April 2016.


2016 Summer Academy for Junior Professionals at the International Nuremberg Principles Academy, Nuremberg 31st July – 13th August 2016


Colloquium on 15 August 2016 August, at the University of Cologne on ‘Justice in the Shadow of Power: State Cooperation From Versailles to the Hague.

Contact Details

Madaraka Estate
Ole Sangale Road, PO Box 59857,
00200 City Square
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 0703-034000, 0703-034200