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Researchers: Dr Chacha Bhoke Murungu PDF Print Email

Dr Chacha Bhoke Murungu

LLB (Hons) Dar Es Salaam, LLM (UP) LLD (UP)
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Research interests

International Criminal Justice, International and African Human Rights Law, Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Refugee Law and Comparative Constitutional Law

Current projects

  • Prosecuting International Crimes in Africa
  • Immunity of State officials from Prosecution for International Crimes: Law and Practice in Africa

Editorial positions

  • Assistant, African Human Rights Law Journal

Teaching

  • Previously taught Public International Law, Legal Methods, Law of Torts and Civil Procedure Law at the following institutions in Tanzania: Tumaini University, Iringa (Sept-Oct, 2004, as Assistant Lecturer); St Augustine University of Tanzania, Mwanza (Jan-March 2009, as Assistant Lecturer); College of Business Education, Dar Es Salaam Main Campus ( May-June 2008, as Assistant Lecturer).
  • Taught in the LL.M Class (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa), Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. Topic: ‘State Reporting to the United Nations Human Rights Committee: NGOs Perspective.’
  • Taught in the LLM Classes (International Law, MPhil. Multidisciplinary and Socio-Economic Rights). Topic: ‘Civil and Political Rights.’Taught in the International Law Course, Good Governance Programme, Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. The topic: ‘The International Criminal Court, the African Union and Prosecution of International Crimes in Africa’.

Academic publications

2010

  • Chacha Bhoke Murungu, ‘The Place of International Law in  Human Rights litigation in Tanzania’ in Magnus Killander (Ed), (2010) International Law in Domestic Courts in Africa, Pretoria University Law Press: Pretoria (forthcoming).
  • Chacha Bhoke Murungu, ‘Judgment in the First Case before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights: A missed opportunity or mockery of International Law in Africa?’ (2010) 3(1) Journal of African and International Law.
  • Chacha Bhoke Murungu, ‘The Right to Bail for Individuals charged with International Crimes before the International Criminal Court and Tribunals’ (2010) Malawi Law Journal(forthcoming).
  • Chacha Bhoke Murungu, ‘The International Criminal Court, the African Union and the Question of Prosecution of International Crimes in Africa’ (2010) African Journal of International and Comparative Law (forthcoming).
  • Chacha Bhoke Murungu, ‘Towards a Criminal Chamber in the African Court of Justice and Human Rights’ (2010) Journal of International Criminal Justice (forthcoming).
  • Chacha Bhoke Murungu, Michelo K Hansungule and Godfrey M Musila (Eds.,) Prosecuting International Crimes in Africa, Pretoria University Law Press: Pretoria (forthcoming, 2010).
  • Chacha Bhoke Murungu, ‘Prosecution and Punishment of International Crimes by the Special Court for Sierra Leone’ in CB Murungu et al, (2010), Prosecuting International Crimes in Africa, Pretoria University Press: Pretoria (forthcoming).
  • Chacha Bhoke Murungu, ‘Immunity of State officials and Prosecution of International Crimes’ in CB Murungu et al, (2010), Prosecuting International Crimes in Africa, Pretoria University Press: Pretoria (forthcoming).
  • Chacha Bhoke Murungu, ‘Prosecuting International Crimes in Darfur’ in CB Murungu et al, (2010), Prosecuting International Crimes in Africa, Pretoria University Press: Pretoria (forthcoming).
  • Chacha Bhoke Murungu, ‘War Crimes’ in Rudiger Wolfrum (2010), Encyclopaedia of Public International Law, Oxford University Press: Oxford (forthcoming).

2009

  • Chacha Bhoke and Benjamin Jonas, ‘Social Assistance as a Justiciable Human Right: An Examination of the Legal Framework in Tanzania’ (2009) 3(7) June (2009), Orient Journal of Law and Social Sciences 5-14.
  • Chacha Bhoke Murungu, ‘Immunity of State officials and Prosecution of International Crimes in Africa’ (2009) African Yearbook of International Law (forthcoming).

2008

  • Chacha Bhoke, ‘The Trial of Charles Taylor’ in Anila V Menon (2008) War Crimes and Law, Hyderabad: Icfai University Press, Ch.8, p. 174-215.
  • Chacha Bhoke, ‘Unconstitutionality of the Death Penalty and its mandatory imposition in Tanzania’ (2008) Vol. 7, No.2 The Justice Review 33-79.
  • Chacha Bhoke, ‘HIV/AIDS and the Bill of Rights in Tanzania’ (2008) Vol.7, No.1 The Justice Review 103-116.

2007

  • Chacha Bhoke,‘Application and Compliance with International Human Rights Standards in East Africa’, in the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists, Reinforcing Judicial and Legal Institutions: Kenyan and Regional Perspectives, Judiciary Watch Series, Vol.5 (2007) Ch.5, p.95-118.
  • Chacha Bhoke, ‘Tanzania: At-a-Glance’ in Gerhard Robbers (Ed), Encyclopaedia of World Constitutions, Vol. III, Facts on File Inc., New York, (2007) pp.909-912

2006

  • Chacha Bhoke, ‘The Trial of Charles Taylor: Conflict prevention, International Law and an impunity-free Africa’, Occasional Paper No.127, August 2006, Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria, South Africa, 20 pp (ISSN 1026-0404); available online at http://www.iss.co.za/pubs/papers/127/Paper127.pdf 
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