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 Lyla Latif

Lyla Latif

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I am the co-founder and member of the Executive Committee of the Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH). The FCGH is a global NGO coalition of civil society and academic institutions who have come together to propose a global health treaty with the central goal of reducing immense domestic and global health inequities. Already endorsed by the United Nations Secretary-General, the FCGH reimagines global governance for health, offering a new, post-Millennium Development Goals vision for health.

In addition to working on achieving the objectives of the FCGH, I also advise the Envrionment Commitee, and the Finance and Planning Oversight Committee of the National Assembly of Kenya on climate finance.

I am admitted to legal practice in Kenya and Tanzania and I also lecture on public finance and financial services law at the University of Nairobi.

Diddordebau ymchwil

My research interests centre around improving fiscal policy, good governance and law making to entrench the rule of law and constitutional democracy. My research has majorly contributed to academic discourse related to the following topics:

  • Black money whitening laws
  • International financial centres, tax havens and illicit financial flows
  • Domestic resource mobilisation
  • Universal health coverage
  • Health financing
  • Islamic revenue sources

Expertise

I have 8 years of experience as a litigator, and I am specialised in corporate, commercial, constitutional and administrative law.

Recent Collaborations

  • Working with the Tax Justice Network to identify gaps within the international corporate tax architecture that facilitates illicit financial flows through the creation of global wealth chains.
  • Working with Kings College London, UNEP, UNFCCC, AfDB, Green Climate Fund, BEIS, Kenyan and Mexican Ministers under the King's Together Seed Award to brainstorm on creating an enabling environment for public-private climate finance and mutual knowledge sharing with a focus on Global South-South exchange and capacity building
  • Part of a global collaboration project financed by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation under Grant No. HEALTHF1-2012-305240 on 'Formulating New Goals for Global Health, and Proposing New Governance for Global Health that will allow the Achievement of these Goals.' www.go4health.eu

Legislative Drafting

I have drafted the following Acts of Parliament following instructions from the Ministry of Lands and the Privatization Commission to the law firm where I practiced. I was the co-prinicipal drafter together with Mr. Ambrose Rachier (www.rachieradvs.co.ke)

  • Land Registration Act, No. 3 of 2012
  • National Land Commission Act, No. 5 of 2012
  • Land Act, No. 6 of 2012
  • Amendments to the Privatization Act, No. 2 of 2005

Funding Success

  • Funding from the World Health Organisation to conduct a study on 'The Extent to which Human Rights Principles are Applied in Health Policy Making and Programming in Chereng'any Sub County in Kenya'.
  • Funding from European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation under Grant No. HEALTHF1-2012-305240 on 'Formulating New Goals for Global Health, and Proposing New Governance for Global Health that will allow the Achievement of these Goals.'

Dysgu

  • Certification Course for Continuing Professional Development (Law): Mergers and Acquisitions at the Kenya School of Law
  • Undergraduate Level: Commercial Law, Securities Regulation, Pensions Law and Consumer Protection Law at the University of Nairobi, School of Law
  • Undergraduate Level: Global Problems and Legal Theory, and Evidence Law at Cardiff University
  • Masters Level: Global Health: Law and Governance at Cardiff University

Traethawd ymchwil

The validity of developing a legal framework to include Islamic revenue sources for health financing in Kenya

My PhD research inquires into the dialectic connection between human rights and Islamic fiscal law to develop an innovative theoretical model to finance public healthcare in Kenya. 

Ffynhonnell ariannu

Vice Chancellor's International Scholarship for Research Excellence

Yr Athro John Harrington

Professor of Law

Ambreena Manji

Yr Athro Ambreena Manji

Professor of Law