Dr Rukia Baruti
Dr Rukia Baruti is the Secretary General of the AfAA. She is also an international arbitrator and Managing Director of Africa International Legal Awareness (AILA). She is a qualified solicitor in England & Wales with legal practising experience in litigation and international arbitration. She specialises in international investment law. She sits as sole as well as wing arbitrator in international arbitrations. She is the AILA, which she currently manages. AILA is a not-for-profit organisation that works to enhance professional legal competence and promote recognition of international law expertise among African practitioners. AILA’s flagship training programme is international investment law and arbitration. Prior to founding AILA, Rukia practised law at SJ Berwin’s International Arbitration Group in London. She benefits from experience in the roles of Counsel, Arbitrator and Secretary to the Tribunal in arbitrations conducted under various arbitration rules including ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, SCC and the LCIA Rules. She also has a well-rounded knowledge of Public International Law and International Relations gained from her postgraduate studies. Rukia was listed in The Lawyer ‘Hot 100’ in recognition of her pro-bono work with International Lawyers for Africa, an initiative to train African lawyers.