MSc African Studies
Wadham College
Standard Bank Africa Chairman's Scholar

Anushka Sehmi

Anushka Sehmi is a Kenyan human rights lawyer with over ten years of experience working for the International Criminal Court, United Nations and Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice. Most recently, she has graduated with distinction in MSt Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford. Anushka’s dissertation critically analyses the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and offers suggestions on how the ICC can combat structural violence in its criminal prosecutions. Her dissertation was published in the Oxford International Journal of Transitional Justice.  

Throughout her career, Anushka has sought justice for victims of human rights violence. She is a consultant to various NGO’s including International Federation for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, and Africa Centre for Open Governance.  

Taking the MSc African Studies in Oxford, Anuskha aims to further her knowledge of African history, the colonial state, economic liberalisation, democratisation, and develop relevant research methodologies. Ultimately, Anushka plans to undertake doctoral research on conflict in Africa.