Past event

Invitation Only

Kenya and Uganda: Countering Terrorism with Human Rights Abuses?

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme


Jonathan Horowitz, Associate Legal Officer, National Security and Counterterrorism, Open Society Justice Initiative
Chair: Funmi Olonisakin, Director, Conflict, Security and Development Group, King's College London


A new Open Society Justice Initiative report, Counterterrorism and Human Rights Abuses in Kenya and Uganda: The World Cup Bombing and Beyond, claims that efforts to tackle terrorist activities in Kenya and Uganda have led to a pattern of human rights abuses by both governments. 

At this event, Jonathan Horowitz, the author of the report, will discuss the drawbacks to the Kenyan and Ugandan governments' responses to recent bombings, counterterrorism-related human rights concerns in Kenya's Coast Province, and the need for greater UK and US transparency in their foreign counterterrorism assistance.

Attendance is by invitation only.