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Senior Director - Governance & Peace at The Commonwealth

Prof. Luis Franceschi
Prof. Luis Franceschi
Senior Director - Governance & Peace at The Commonwealth
Prof Luis G. Franceschi, LLB, LL.M, LL.D is the Senior Director, Governance & Peace at the Commonwealth Secretariat. He coordinates the Political, Democracy, Electoral, Public Sector Governance, Good Offices, Rule of Law, Judicial Transformation, Human Rights, and Countering Violence and Extremism work in the 54 member countries. He was the founding Dean of Strathmore University Law School. As a thinker, educator and writer, he loves positive and disruptive innovation. He was the recipient of the 2019 legal excellence CB Madan Award and the 2018 Utumishi Bora National Award. In 2019, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford (https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/people/luis-franceschi) and U.C. Berkeley Law School. His area of expertise focuses on innovation in legal education, judicial transformation and comparative constitutional law. He has written widely on the convergence between Constitutional law and Public International Law “the constitutional regulation of the foreign affairs power”. He has been a legal advisor to several national and international government agencies, commissions and programmes, including international and regional courts, the United Nations and the World Bank. He sits on several boards and he has also conducted executive leadership courses for CEOs in several countries. He has been a Governing Council Delegate and the Legal Advisor to the President of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme, where he co-drafted the UN Nairobi Declaration.
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