Angela Mudukuti
Lawyer specialized in international criminal law and human rights.


Passionate about advancing human rights and ensuring accountability for egregious crimes Angela has used her legal skills to seek justice for victims and to promote and protect human rights.

Angela has worked for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (The Netherlands), the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (South Africa), where she ran the International Criminal Justice Programme, and the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (Italy) where she worked under the supervision of Professor Cherif Bassiouni, the Wayamo Foundation (Germany) as the Senior International Criminal Justice Lawyer and as an International Justice consultant for Human Rights Watch.

Angela has a Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Criminal Law, Transitional Justice and International Crime Prevention and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B).

Angela is a permanent member of the prominent international criminal law blog Opinio Juris and an expert on the Justice Rapid Response Expert Roster.

Understanding the power of sharing and learning from others, Angela has also focused her efforts on sharing experience gained in the never ending fight for justice.Through mentoring, guest lectures, and publications, Angela has worked to ensure that affected communities, students, activists and other lawyers have access to the information they need to make a positive impact and to use the law in an innovative and human rights oriented manner.

Angela has experience in:

  • Legal drafting and strategic litigation, including litigating precedent setting cases before the South African Constitutional Court pertaining to crimes against humanity and universal jurisdiction and seeking the enforcement of an arrest warrant against the former president of Sudan during his 2015 visit to South Africa.
  • International criminal justice advocacy including seeking to prevent withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and constructively engaging with the ICC as part of civil society.
  • Capacity building, including working with African investigators and prosecutors to assist with the enhanced implementation of international criminal law domestically.
  • Research and writing, including reports, newspaper articles, journal articles, book chapters and advocacy documents.
  • Public speaking, including speaking at seminars, workshops, providing guest lectures for LLM students and doing television and radio interviews.


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  1. Centre stage again – allegations of UK war crimes in Iraq

    Published 20th November 2019

    20.11.19 | 0 Comments An investigation by BBC Panorama and the Sunday Times has revealed what 11 detectives have called “credible evidence” of war crimes committed by British soldiers in Iraq. This will not come as news to those who are aware of the European Centre for Constitutional Human Rights (ECCHR)’s file that was submitted to the Office of […]

  2. The world’s best kept secret – who killed Hammarskjöld?

    Published 24th October 2019

    “It is of utmost importance to the victims’ families, as a matter of record, history, justice, and closure that the full truth be revealed and discovered.” —Mohamed Chande Othman On Monday the 7th of October the UN published its report, compiled by former Chief Justice of Tanzania, Mohamed Chande Othman, on the investigation into the […]

  3. From immunities to the Afghanistan decision-talking international criminal justice with Stephen Rapp

    Published 25th September 2019

    I sat down with Stephen Rapp, (formerly Chief of Prosecutions at the ICTR, Prosecutor at the SCSL, and US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice; now a Fellow at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Prevention of Genocide and Oxford University’s Blavatnik School) to talk about some of the burning issues in international criminal justice […]

  4. Burundi “A general climate of impunity” – the latest UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi Report

    Published 9th September 2019

    On 4 September last week the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi released its latest report. The situation in Burundi continues to warrant deep concern as grave human rights violations persist. Experts estimate that it may only get worse as the 2020 elections draw closer. After all, it was a political crisis in 2015 election […]