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Climate Change Litigation InitiativeKenya

Lydia A. Omuko-Jung

Lydia A. Omuko-Jung is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Law and Political Science at University of Graz, where she is also part of ClimLaw: Graz – a research centre for Climate Law. She is also a doctoral candidate within the Doctoral Programme Climate Change at the same University. Her current research focusses on Climate Change Litigation and Legal Aspects of Consumption-based Instruments for Climate Change Mitigation.

Lydia is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and previously worked as a Litigation Associate in a private law firm in Nairobi litigating in national and regional courts within East Africa on constitutional, judicial review and environmental law cases. She also consulted for sub-national governments in Kenya in mainstreaming climate change considerations into sectoral legislations and policies and in formulating climate related policies. 

She holds an LL.M in Climate Change Law and Policy from University of Strathclyde, a Post-graduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law and an LL.B (Hons) from Moi University in Kenya. She is also the 2015 awardee of the Colin Donald Environmental Law Award. She can be reached at lydia.omuko@uni-graz.at