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Mr. Musungu is a lawyer and he is currently in charge of the South Centre's project on intellectual property under the Centre's Programme on International Trade and Development. He is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a member of the Law Society of Kenya and has previously worked as a legal intern and an associate in the law firm Hamilton Harrison and Mathews in Nairobi. He is also a researcher in human rights (with a special interest in socio-economic and cultural rights), economic development and democratization in Africa and has worked as a consultant to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Access to Essential Medicines Campaign in Kenya and to Health Action International - Africa (HAI Africa), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD) as well as for the Kenyan Government.

He has participated in various conferences and workshops and written research and policy papers on human rights, intellectual property, international trade, good governance and sustainable development. His recent publications include "The WIPO Patent Agenda: The Risks for Developing Countries" co-authored with Carlos Correa, South Centre T.R.A.D.E. Working Paper 12 (November 2002), "The Right to Health in the Global Economy: Reading Human Rights Obligations into the Patent Regime of the WTO-TRIPS Agreement" in Heyns, C., ed., International Yearbook of Regional Human Rights Master Programmes (2003) and "International Trade and Human Rights in Africa: A Comment on Conceptual Linkages" African Human Rights Law Journal (Forthcoming April/May 2003).He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree from the University of Nairobi, a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and Master of Laws (LL.M) from the University of Pretoria.

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