Kyela Leakey is an independent consultant. She was a Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Glasgow rom 2013 to 2018. She holds a PhD from the University of London, an LLM from University College London and a BA (Hons) in law from Cambridge University. Having been called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2005, she is a non-practicing barrister.

Before doing her doctorate her interests included, among other things, judicial integrity and anti-corruption. She was a consultant to Transparency International Kenya and later an adviser to the Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin, working on the Global Corruption Report 2007: Combating Corruption in Judicial Systems (Cambridge University Press, 2007). She was a Teaching Associate at Queen Mary, University of London from 2009-2012, teaching public law and administrative law; and she was the Editorial Assistant at the journal Public Law from 2006-2012.

Related Publications

Review of donor disclosure policies of corruption cases

  • multilateral and bilateral donor agencies
  • disclosure policy

Deferred prosecution agreements, plea bargaining, immunity programmes and corruption

  • settlement
  • corporate settlement
  • immunity
  • plea bargain

Panorama de la corruption et de la lutte contre la corruption au Bénin

Transparence et gouvernance des partis politiques : démocratie interne, financement et critères d’él

  • corruption politique
  • partis politiques
  • democratie interne
  • inéligibilités
  • transparence

Corruption and marginalisation

  • women
  • youth
  • marginalisation

Kyela Leakey


Member, Edinburgh Centre for Constotutional Law

Professional Title

Independent Consultant


  • Europe and Central Asia




Judicial independence; Judici accountability; Judicial integrity and corruption

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