Hon S. Amos Wako

Member, ICCA Governing Board


General Bio

The Honourable S. Amos Wako is the former Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya. He holds degrees from the University of East Africa and the University of London, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and was elected a member of the International Law Commission at the 61st Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

His appointments have included: representative to the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, special Rapporteur of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights on the Question of Summary or Arbitrary Executions, special Envoy of the Secretary General to East Timor to investigate the 12 th November 1991 incident in DILI, chairman of the Panel of Inquiry into the Massacre near Harbel, Liberia, and a member of the Panel of Eminent Persons to visit Algeria and gather information to help clarify the situation in the country. He has also undertaken missions on behalf of Amnesty International is a former Deputy Secretary-General of the International Bar Association, former chairman of the Law Society of Kenya, chairman of the Association of Professional Societies in East Africa and (founding) chairman of the Public Law Institute.


The Hon. Wako’s honours include: Hon. Life Member, Wiltshire Bar Association, Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS), Elder of the Golden Heart (EGH) and Senior Counsel.