Carine Kaneza Nantulya is a deputy director within the Africa division at Human Rights Watch. From 2018 to 2022, she was HRW’s Africa advocacy director, overseeing the division’s advocacy portfolio in approximately 30 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
She is a transitional justice practitioner with twenty years’ experience in human rights programming and conflict resolution in Burundi, Uganda, Sierra Leone, and South Africa, among other countries.
She led a regional human rights program called "New Tactics in Human Rights" at the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre, Cape Town, South Africa, where she focused on cross regional learning and training on human rights advocacy strategy and tactics.
She has also worked on the peace negotiations between the Ugandan government and the Lord’s Resistance Army, advising the negotiation teams.
She has worked as an independent consultant and evaluator for governments as well as international and African organizations, including the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission of Rwanda, the Forum of Conscience in Sierra Leone, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Uganda, the Ugandan Ministry of Justice, Search for Common Ground, Global Rights, and the Juba Initiative Fund (JIP) of the peace process between the government of Uganda and Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Carine holds a master’s degree in Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa.