Florence Simbiri-Jaoko, is a Kenyan lawyer, trained at the University of Nairobi (LLB) and University of Bristol (LLM) and is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She is currently a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi, School of Law and is also the Special Envoy for the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI). She is also a member of the International Commission of Jurists (Kenya), of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA, Kenya) and of the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF).
She previously was the Chairperson of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (2007-2012) and the Secretary of Global Alliance for National Human Rights Institutions (formerly the ICC of NHRIs) (2009-2012) and was a member of the Steering Committee of the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (2007-2012).
Florence also worked as a judicial officer in Kenya for over 15 years. She served on various Kenya government taskforces on legal, judicial and security sector reforms. She is a trainer in legal, judicial and human rights with extensive experience nationally, regionally and globally.