Wangui R. Kimotho

Research Associate and PhD Candidate

Institute for Business Ethics, University of St. Gallen

Wangui Kimotho is a PHD candidate and Research Associate with the Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St. Gallen. She previously led the eastern Africa regional business and human rights work of, the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) from 2017 – 2019, and the Institute for Business and Human Rights from 2013 – 2017.

In her work at DIHR, she focused on strengthening the capacity of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) to respond to business-related human rights violations and contributed to development the Kenya National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights. With IHRB, she led efforts to develop a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform for the emerging extractive sector in Kenya.  Her area of focus is business and human rights and current research interests are access to effective remedies for victims of business-related rights violations, integration of gender into BHR, and the role of NHRIs. She holds an LLM from Georgetown University Law Centre and LLB from the University of Nairobi.