Sarah Kihika Kasande

Head of Office


Sarah is Head of Office and an Advocate of Courts of Judicature in Uganda. She has extensive experience and training in gender and the law, international law, transitional justice, and constitutional law and over nine years of experience working in the field of human rights and transitional justice. Sarah has provided technical advice and capacity on a broad range of transitional themes to state and non-state actors, and undertaken research on international justice, gender justice, and transitional justice.

Before joining ICTJ, Sarah served as a senior program officer with the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA Uganda), where she worked to advance access to justice for vulnerable women and children. In 2008, she was awarded the Open Society Justice Initiative Fellowship.  Sarah holds an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law from the Central European University in Budapest, an LL.B. (Hons) from Makerere University, and a postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre.