Sarah Kasande
Member, Advisory Council

Sarah Kihika Kasande is an Advocate of Courts of Judicature in Uganda and serves as the Head of Office of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) in Uganda. She has a passion for social justice and human rights and possesses over 13 years of experience in peace-building and transitional justice programming at the grassroots, national, and regional levels. Sarah has provided technical assistance on reparations, truth-seeking, national and international prosecutions, and gender-inclusive transitional justice processes to victims’ groups, civil society organizations, and state actors in diverse African contexts, including Uganda, South Sudan, The Gambia, Tunisia, and Kenya.

Sarah has researched, worked, and engaged with conflict-affected communities in Uganda and supported grassroots women’s groups and social justice initiatives that champion women’s access to justice. She is a co-founder of Chapter Four Uganda, a human rights organization dedicated to protecting civil liberties in Uganda. In addition, Sarah has been a Fellow in Residence at the Auschwitz Institute for Genocide Prevention. Before joining the ICTJ, Sarah was a Senior Program Officer with the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers. She holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Human Rights Law from the Central European University, a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Hons) from Makerere University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre.