Allan Ngari is the Regional Organised Crime Observatory Coordinator for West Africa, in the Enhancing Africa’s Responses to Organised Crime (ENACT), at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). Prior to this, he was a Senior Researcher in the Complex Threats in Africa Programme at the ISS where he led the work on International Criminal Justice at the ISS and worked in the field of transitional justice, counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism. He holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons.) from the University of Nairobi (Kenya) and a Masters in International Criminal Law (cum laude) from Stellenbosch University (South Africa).
He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with experience in civil litigation, conveyancing, commercial law and international criminal law and procedure. With strong programme and project management skills, he has extensive experience in international justice, particularly with accountability processes; and participatory and reparative rights of victims. A quiet leader and strategic planner, he brings into his work a dedication to the vision and capacity to develop and maintain relationships to advance the vision.
He previously worked as a Project Leader for the Kenya and International Justice Desk at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Cape Town, South Africa, Daly & Figgis Advocates in Nairobi, Kenya and Chambers of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania.
On 20 February 2020, a remarkable article by Sirajuddin Haqqani appeared in The New York Times. Coming just days before the signing by the United States and the Taliban movement of a bilateral ‘Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan’, the essay was full of beautiful thoughts: ‘Everyone has lost somebody they loved. Everyone is tired […]
Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks in the US, the impact of jihadist organisations abroad continues to loom in Southeast Asia. The Islamic State energised a resurgence of militant activity in Indonesia and the Philippines from the mid-2010s, and the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan appears to have sent a psychological boost during a period of […]
Counter-Terrorism After 9/11 is a podcast series exploring how counter-terrorism has changed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. In our premiere episode, we speak to Frank Straub, Director of the Center for Mass Violence Response Studies at the US National Police Foundation. Twenty years ago, Frank was a first responder […]