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Class of 2018 - Topics

  • Abdurahman Hussein Ismail
    The realisation of a free private media in Somaliland

  • Basuru Bah
    Transitional justice mechanisms in Africa: Lessons for the Gambia

  • Chaan Koang Tutlam
    Prosecution or persecution: Examining the right to fair trial of suspected members of Boko Haram

  • Chisomo Chaweza
    (De) criminalisation of consensual same-sex conduct and impact on violence and access to health: A comparative study of Nigeria and South Africa

  • Essa Njie
    Fixing a broken butterfly wing: Challenges and prospects of security sector reform in the ‘New’ Gambia

  • Hana Abebe Demissie
    Child marriage a tool for entrenching patriarchy: An analysis of Northern Ethiopia and Northern Ghana

  • Hawi Asfaw Amena
    The right to freedom of expression and legitimate limitation

  • Henok Ashagrey
    The right to freedom of movement in the Ethiopian ethnic federation: Examining the adequacy of the existing constitutional protection for ‘Exogenous’ peoples

  • Jonathan Ombati Obwogi
    Protection of human rights through the responsibility to rebuild

  • Joseph Geng Akech
    Prosecution or reconciliation? Perspectives on the Commission for Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing and the independent Hybrid Court for South Sudan

  • Juliet Logose
    The right to an effective remedy: An assessment of government compensation for human rights violations awarded by the Uganda Human Rights Commission, 2000-2017

  • Laurah Arudi Maina
    An analysis of the inclusivity of the women’s movement towards women of diverse sexual orientation, Gender identity and expression (LBQ Women) in Africa

  • Marystella Auma Simiyu
    The role of election technology in promoting free, fair and credible elections in Africa: A case study of Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana

  • Mulishid Muwonge
    Cameroon’s civic space and the impact on the work of human rights defenders

  • Ndasi Samuel Ade
    Secession and the right to self-determination under Article 20 of the African Charter: the case of Southern Cameroon’s struggle for independence
  • Nelly Philis Akinyi Warega
    Sexual violence in Kenya: Understanding the legal and socio-cultural contexts
  • Nimrod Muhumuza
    The constitutionality of religious education in Uganda
  • Oluwaseitan Ayotunde Solademi
    The role of African Union policy organs regarding the observer status of civil society organizations in the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights: The case of the status of Coalition of African Lesbians
  • Oluwatomiwa Timothy Ilori
    Digital rights in Africa: Perspectives from Nigeria and Uganda
  • Reshoketswe Blantinah Mapokgole
    African feminist and human rights perspective on the representation of black women in the media: Analysis of SABC television shows
  • Susan Chenai Mutambasere
    Maternal health as a human right: Zimbabwe under the spotlight
  • Thabang Ramakhula
    Gender-responsive governance for women’s empowerment and political representation in Lesotho
  • Thandeka Nokwanda Khoza
    The Ethiopia that is and should be: A look at the role of the law in contributing to access of the right to education for the girl child
  • Theophilus Michael Odaudu
    The role of the legislature in realising Agenda 2063 and the right to work in Nigeria
  • Thuto Gaboipone Senwedi
    An inquiry into the legality of executive assurances in the implementation of the Botswana-South Africa extradition treaty: the death penalty question
  • Urerimam Raymond Shamaki
    Right to life in counterterrorism operations: Perspectives from Nigeria and Kenya
  • Xolile Pertunia Fakudze
    Implementation of article 5 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights: A case study of Mauritius

Class of 2017 - Topics

  • Clotilde Pauvert
    A human rights-based approach to wildlife crime in Benin

  • Lara Coetzee
    Digital financial inclusion: The right to privacy of mobile money consumers

  • Kahbila Ulrike
    The role of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child in the follow-up of its decisions on communications
  • Lindi-K Matse
    Analysis of the legal, policy, and strategic framework for HIV/AIDS prevention among women in Swaziland: A human rights-based analysis

  • Estella Kabachwezi
    Analysis of implementation of recommendations from the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism: Explaining Uganda’s low rate of compliance in the context of theoretical factors

  • Monica Tabengwa
    Being gay in Senegal: Arrests, detention and discrimination against LGBT persons

  • Sainey Bah
    The role of Uganda Human Rights Commission in the implementation of economic, social and cultural rights: Opportunities and lessons

  • Paul Mudau
    The role of the African Charter on Values and Principles of Public Service and Administration in promoting good governance in Africa: A comparative analysis on Uganda and South Africa

  • Iruebafa Oyakhirome
    Right to independent living and community inclusion: A case for persons with psychosocial disabilities in Kenya and Nigeria

  • Vera Mutoni
    The contribution of economic and smart sanctions to the realisation of human rights: Case study of Burundi

  • Nqobani Nyathi
    The role of the Peace and Security Council in protecting human rights in Africa: Prospects and challenges

  • Stephen Buabeng-Baidoo
    Establishing a right ‘to’ ‘public space’: an appraisal of the ‘privatisation of public space’ and its impact on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in South African cities

  • Apio Winfred
    Bridging the gender digital divide to combat gender-based violence in Nigeria: Trends, challenges and opportunities for reform

  • Tsion Woldu
    Human rights of women and the phenomenon of marital rape in Ethiopia: A critical analysis

  • Richard Lusimbo
    The protection of LGBTI persons’ right to privacy in Uganda

  • Urias Pour
    The crisis of pretrial detention: Challenges and opportunities for the right to fair trial in post-war Liberia

  • Richard Ntakirutimana
    ‘Equality versus equity’: The impact of Rwanda’s national identity on the ‘Batwa’ indigenous people

  • Trésor Makunya
    Presidential third- terrorism and human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A critical appraisal

  • Asrar Gebeyehu
    The duty of reasonable accommodation in the context of access to justice for persons with disabilities in Ethiopia: an analysis of the law and the practice

  • Ayo Sogunro
    Deepening the right to dignity of sexual minorities in Nigeria: An analysis of state obligations and responsibilities

  • Roseline Nsenge
    The role of the judiciary in the enforcement of socio-economic rights: The Ugandan case

  • Khanya Mase
    Enforcing the rights of informal traders through the right to development: A comparative study of South Africa and Kenya

  • Rotondwa Mashige
    The role that poverty and the right to information play on forced and coerced sterilization of women living with HIV in Kenya
  • Jackline Hakim
    The realisation of the right to maternal healthcare of migrant and refugee women in South Africa and Uganda
  • Mansha Mohee
    International humanitarian organisations and the nexus between neutrality and human rights accountability: A case study of médecins sans frontiers in Africa

  • Henry Omboto
    Sub-regional organisations and the responsibility to protect: Towards a normative framework for intervention for the East African Community

  • Josephat Kilonzo
    Politics of memory and the realisation of transformative constitutionalism in Kenya


Class of 2016 - Topics

  • Elsabe Boshoff
    The best interest of the child in the context of climate change adaptation: towards general principles for sub-Saharan Africa

  • Guillain Cirhuza koko
    A legal analysis of the implementation of the non-refoulement principle as applied to claim based on sexual orientation and gender identity in terms of article 2 of the South African refugee act of 1998

  • Imo Eno Ekpo
    Towards realising the right to access public services for persons with physical disabilities; a case study of Nigeria

  • Elsie Aniette Ewang
    The Impact of land tenure systems on the right to housing: an analysis of the Nigerian land use act of 1978

  • Stahmili Gama
    Sexual and reproductive health and rights of women in Tanzania; an analysis of the laws and policies towards effective protection

  • Dumiso Gatsha
    An African Commonwealth perspective through a case study of Mauritius on HIV prevention and sexual orientation

  • Nyarangi Jared Gekombe
    Breaking the glass ceiling in women’s representation: an analysis of the electoral system and gender quotas in Kenya

  • Alban Wisel Gouet
    United Nations convention against corruption and stolen asset recovery; an African perspective

  • David Nnanna Ikpo
    Against the legality of Nigeria’s same-sex marriage prohibition act of 2013

  • Vivian Methord Ishengoma
    Election grievance resolution mechanism; an analysis of the Tanzania process

  • Johannes Donovan Kariseb
    The role of the African governance architecture (secretariat) and the platform in realising human rights in Africa: trends, challenges and opportunities

  • Kyoung-Hwa Lee
    A strategy based approach to the realisation of the right to development in Africa

  • Vanessa Mulesa Lumina
    The impact of Illicit  financial outflows on the right to a healthy environment; The case study of the mining sector in Zambia

  • Tapiwa Mamhare
    The place of legal recognition at birth in enhancing the realisation of the rights of intersex persons: a comparative analysis of Kenya and Malta

  • James Paywala Monibah
    Citizen’s participation in constitution-making processes; a case study of Liberia

  • Teddy Namatovu
    The relevance of resources in the realisation of the right to maternal health care in Uganda

  • Betty Enangu Nangoli
    Mapping the scope of adolescent right to access information and services on contraceptives in Uganda: lessons from South Africa, Kenya, Swaziland, Chille, Romania and Pakistan

  • Rachel Njoki Njuguna
    Kenya refugee crisis; reconciling security concerns with refugee rights protection

  • Ahmed Omar
    One person one vote; assessing the electoral framework of Djibouti in line with international and regional electoral standards

  • Rodger Lameck Owiso
    Sustainable transitional justice in South Sudan and the role of the African Union in the context of the 2015 peace agreement

  • Tshepo Cyril Phanyane
    The right to inclusive primary education in South Africa

  • Chrissie Patrick Phiri
    The right to legal capacity and supported decision making of persons with mental disabilities; a Malawian perspective on health care decision making

  • Bright Sefah
    The role of electoral management bodies in enhancing democracy in Africa: a case study of the electoral commission of Ghana

  • Miao-Ying Cheng Biau-Im Tin
    The realisation of the rights of indigenous peoples in Taiwan; lessons from the African values of “ubuntu”

  • Adiam Tsighe
    Statelessness and children’s rights in Africa: prospects in the African human rights systems

  • Tilahun Zewudie
    Towards an effective African human rights system; a critical analysis of the relationship between the African union policy organs and human rights bodies

  • Geoffrey Zulu
    The human rights-based approach to budgeting and its interplay with good governance: a Zambian perspective


Class of 2015 - Topics

  • Addaney Michael
    Protecting the rights of urban refugees in Uganda: An analysis of the laws and policies toward effective protection
  • Ashenafi
    Elections beyond rituals. Rethinking the Independence of Electoral Commissions in Africa: The case of Ethiopia

  • Boubacar Borgho Diakite
    The impact of Bilateral Investment Treaties  on Socio-­Economic RightsinAfrica: A case study of the Chad­‐Cameroon Pipeline Project

  • Merga Yadesa Dibaba
    The implications of Article 12 of the Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities for the legal capacity of persons with psycho-social and intellectual disabilities in Ethiopia

  • Hlengiwe Dube
    Socio-economic rights in the African Peer Review Mechanism. An analysis of the APRM’s focus the right to education and the right to health in South Africa and Zambia

  • Henrietta Markfre Ekefre
    Implementation of the decisions of African human rights treaty bodies: A case study of the Endorois and Nubian decisions

  • Didier Iradukunda
    The realization of the right to a fair trial before the Tribunaux de Grande Instance in Burundi

  • Isuan  Mary Funke Izobo
    Elections as a  determinant to democratic governance in Africa: A case study of Ghana and Zimbabwe

  • Gloria Alinafe
    KalebeMultipartism and the right to education: the case of Malawi and Nigeria

  • Mwabi Mphombo Kaluba
    Realising the right of widows to inherit property: A comparative study of Malawi and South Africa

  • Juliet Kekimuli
    An assessment of the implementation of the right to health of children with disabilities in Uganda

  • Juma Khamis Khamis
    The conflict between the AU and the ICC about the impunity of African leaders: Understanding the roots and proposing the possibilities of a way out

  • Valerie Lyaka Kutima
    Party politics and ethnicity: A case study of Kenya and Nigeria

  • Aminata Awa Bousso Ly
    Child pregnancy and its human rights implications for the girl child: A case study of Senegal

  • Ibo Mahad Mohamoud
    Both refugees but different status: Case study of Somaliland

  • Kago Rapula Mokotedi
    Constitutional design and the realisation of human rights in Botswana: Challenges and prospects

  • Nonhlanhla Mokwena
    Harmful cultural practices in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal provinces of South Africa: The cases of Ukuthwala and Ukungena

  • Achero David Mufuayia
    The role of the Commission on revenue allocation in addressing the needs of marginalised communities in Kenya: A comparative approach with reference to the South African financial and fiscal commission
  • Grace Mukulwamutiyo
    The global financial crisis and its impact on human rights: A case study of Ghana & Zambia

  • Edward Kahuthia Murimi
    Slum upgrading in Kenya: A double-edged sword for the right to adequate housing

  • Joshua Kembero Ogega
    Reconceptualising stakeholders in corporate governance to realise the right to development: A case study of Kenya and Botswana

  • Geoffrey Ogwaro
    Road accident deaths and the right to life: the case of South Africa and Uganda

  • Chairman Macaulay Okoloise
    Corporate violation of the right to health of gold miners and local communities in Ghana and Nigeria: Coupling multileveled standards for enhanced protection

  • Khuraisha Patel
    Realising  the  right  to  equality  in  refugee  law:  A  call  for  the inclusion of gender as a ground of persecution in refugee law

  • Lamoussa Sawadogo
    The implementation of socio-economic rights of the children in street situation in Mauritius: the rights to health and education

  • Masekara Valeria Sekoanketla
    Gender inequality in private sector employment in Lesotho: A call for intervention
  • Bouillon Nastasia Thebaud
    Producing equality. Women’s Land Tenure and the Right to Food in Africa: Insights from Ethiopia and Kenya

  • Annalena Wuerz
    An African cure to the cancer in our system‐Using the Malabo Protocol to fight sexual exploitation by UN Peacekeepers on a regional basis?


Class of 2014 - Topics

  • Ramy Abdou
    The protection of personal data: a comparative analysis between the European Union, African Union and South Africa data protection framework

  • Bacha Muleta
    Trafficking and smuggling of Ethiopian women and children to the Middle East: fundamental rights and freedoms at stake and responses from the Ethiopian government

  • Musu Sawo
    Child marriage: The Gambian response

  • Michael Nyarko
    The right to property and compulsory land acquisition in Ghana: An analysis of the laws and policies towards greater protection.

  • Nyabira Christopher
    Devolution and the political inclusion of ethnic minorities: The Kenyan case

  • Mariam Kamunyu
    Negotiated management: advancing the right to demonstrate in Kenya and Nigeria

  • Lucyann Thuo
    A call for inclusion: implementing universal standards on political participation for persons with intellectual disabilities in Kenya

  • Darsheenee Raumnauth
    The interplay of international human rights law and politics: An analysis of the responsibilities of UK and Mauritius towards the Chagos Islanders

  • Diana Ricardo
    The African standby force and transnational armed groups in Africa

  • Seun Bakare
    The impact of activities of armed groups on the realisation of the child’s right to education: Boko Haram as an example

  • Adebayo Okeowo
    A binding treaty on business and human rights a critique of the Human Rights Council's resolution

  • Bamisaye Oyetola 
    Protection of right to life of demonstrators: An analysis of Nigerian law

  • Denyse Amahirwe
    Children’s right to a name: some lessons from Africa

  • Tejan Deen
    Freedom of expression and international limitation standards: Seditious libel in Sierra Leone

  • Sally Hurt
    Facilitating trade but trading rights? Formulating a human rights-­based approach to trade agreements in Africa

  • Petronell Kruger
    An analysis of the consequences of social and economic rights on domestic tax policy: A case study of the South African tax pegging policy
  • Pearl Mehlo
    Reigniting the universalism debate in the context of trokosi

  • Boutros Biel
    Transitional justice beyond criminal trials: The case of South Sudan

  • Victor Lowilla
    Calls for better INGO accountability: Romantic sentiments or a loud siren?

  • Agne Hyera s
    Examining child mortality as a violation of children’s rights to health and to life, survival and development: a comparative study of Tanzania and Nigeria

  • Alphonce Mbuya
    An examination of economic, social and cultural rights in the Tanzanian constitution
  • Lucius Njiti
    The relationship between the Protocol Establishing the Criminal Jurisdiction of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Rome Statute Establishing the International Criminal Court: A critical analysis of the treatment of the question of immunity from prosecution

  • Opoka Akello
    Environmental protection in oil exploration and production: A case study of Nigeria and Uganda

  • Mugambe Nalumansi
    Rights of children with primary caregivers In prison: A critical examination of Uganda’s obligations

  • Bakasa Gamuchirayi Mandangu
    Interception of communication by the state and the right to privacy and freedom of expression: A case study of Zimbabwe

  • Kudzani Ndlovu
    From independence to ashes: Disarmament, demobilisation, reintegration, military transformation and the civil war in South Sudan


Class of 2013 - Topics

  • Ntabaza Akonkwa
    The role of elections in the realisation of the right to democratic governance in Africa: A case study of Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Nadeche Andrianasolo
    The girl child marriage practice in Madagascar: A critical analysis

  • Miriam Azu
    The role of the judiciary in strengthening democratic governance in Africa: An examination of the resolution of the recent presidential election disputes in Ghana and Kenya 

  • Eric Bizimana
    Assessing the protection of child offenders in Burundian criminal law: International human rights law perspective

  • Solomon Cobbinah
    Labelling and framing disability:  A content analysis of newspapers in Uganda

  • Linette Du Toit
    Unemployment in South Africa: Is a constitutional right to work the answer?

  • Rashid Dumbuya
    Access to maternal healthcare in Sierra Leone: A critical examination of Sierra Leone’s free health care programme and its impact on maternal mortality

  • Precious Eriamiatoe
    Business and children: Ensuring corporate accountability for violations of children’s rights in Nigeria

  • Ali Farah
    The realisation of gender equality in Somalia conflict between culture, religion and the constitution

  • Thierry Gatete
    Strategic advocacy as a means to realise human rights in Africa: An analysis of three prevalent advocacy models as applied by non-government organisations in Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda

  • Anwar Gubara
    Impact of violating the right to life, safety and security during armed conflicts, the case of Darfur

  • Rahel Hassen
    The right to language in international human rights law and its protection under the federal and regional constitutions in Ethiopia 

  • Nora Ho Tu Nam
    The autonomous status of Rodrigues and its impact on development: a comparative analysis 

  • Lizwe Jamela
    Criminal law responses to HIV status or perceived status: An analysis of the effects of HIV specific criminal law provisions in Zimbabwe

  • Adrian Jjuuko
    In a quest for the realisation of the right to health in Uganda: The case for strengthening the existing anti-corruption regulatory framework

  • Daphine Kabagambe
    An analysis of the legal, policy and institutional frameworks on the right to water in Uganda
  • Modi Kenyi
    The need for enhanced protection from child abuse: A comparative study of the legal framework in South Sudan and Senegal

  • Majalihloho Matsoha
    Going beyond access to primary education: An examination of the right to primary education in Lesotho and lessons from Ghana

  • Ticklay Mukosiku
    Balancing the protection of freedoms of expression and assembly and the imperative for public order management: insights from Uganda and Zambia

  • Duncan Munabi
    Examining the obligation to protect the right to food for pastoralists in northern Kenya

  • Tshepiso Ndzinge-Makhamisa
    Disability and Botswana 17 years after the 1996 national policy on the care of people with disabilities: Are we at crossroads?

  • Ruusa Ntinda
    The Namibian disability framework: A critical analysis for the effective implementation of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  • Obiageli Oraka
    Assessing the AU/ICC relationship towards greater collaborations in promoting peace and security in Africa: A case study of Sudan

  • Jane Serwanga
    Enhancing judicial capacity for adjudication of human rights disputes in the extractive industry-lessons for Kenya

  • Celly Valla
    Enhancing the right to education of the girl-­child in Uganda by addressing sexual and reproductive health issues

  • Cyphas Williams
    Cultural dilemma: case studies of the ‘poro’ and ‘bondo’ secret societies in Sierra Leone


Class of 2012 - Topics

  • Freda Apio
    The doctrine of political question and the judicial protection of the right to health in Uganda

  • Benedicta Armah
    The right of women with psycho-social disabilities to access mental health care in South Africa: A critical analysis

  • Dennis Armah
    The prospects and challenges of a regional human rights mechanism for corporate responsibility in Africa

  • Ashwanee Budoo
    The protection of the rights of unaccompanied migrant children in Mozambique
  • Albab Ayalew
    African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights: Prospects and challenges of prosecuting unconstitutional changes of government as an international crime

  • Johannes Banda
    Protection of the rights of persons living with cognitive disabilities in the context of HIV & AIDS under the African human rights system

  • Samuel Abraha
    The protection of stateless persons in the African human rights system

  • Djibril Cher
    Assessing the legality of the use of force by Ethiopia and Kenya in Somalia

  • Esete Faris
    The impact of party dominance on the role of parliamentary oversight for the protection of human rights in Ethiopia
  • Megan Geldenhuys
    The effectiveness of competition law as a mechanism for the protection of the right to food in an African context

  • Chisomo Kaufulu
    Strengthening the design and implementation of economic sanctions within the framework of international human rights law: A critical appraisal   

  • Barbara Kitui
    The apprehended right: prisoners’ right to vote in Africa  

  • Henry Komakech
    The role of the East African Court of Justice in the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights in Uganda

  • Josua Loots
    The World Bank and human rights: The potential of the safeguard policies

  • Thabiso Mavuso
    The African Union’s right of intervention to restore legitimate order: Human protection or regime entrenchment?

  • Onthatile Moeti
    The implications of the international trade in hazardous waste on the right to a satisfactory environment: the need for reform

  • Ofentse Motlhasedi
    Tackling politically motivated sexual violence: A case study of violence against women in Zimbabwe

  • Patience Musonda
    Human rights assessment on the reintegration of child soldiers in Uganda 

  • Tadala Muyaya
    Protecting the right to adequate housing - the duty of the state to provide protection over arbitrary execution on mortgaged residential property in Malawi

  • Satang Nabaneh
    A purposive interpretation of article 14(2)(c) of the African Women’s Protocol to include abortion on request and for socio-economic reasons  

  • Walter Ochieng
    Devolution of government in Kenya as a means of engendering public participation in governance 

  • Paul Ogendi
    Safeguarding access to essential generic medicines in Kenya’s anti-counterfeit Act: implementing P.A.O & 2 others v AG decision 

  • Ibrahim Nurudeen
    Paved with good intentions? The African union counter-terrorism agenda 

  • Romola Adeola
    State responsibility to prevent development-induced displacements – implementing article 10 of the Kampala Convention  

  • Tabitha Saoyo
    Prospects and challenges of enforcing presidential term limits in Africa through regional instruments 

  • Peter Shughuru
    Sexual violence and access to justice for persons with disabilities in Tanzania and South Africa

  • Melanie Smuts
    Analysing the negotiation and implementation process of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement on the Sudan question: Lessons learnt   

  • Seth Wekesa
    County government and rights of marginalised ethnic minorities in Kenya: Evaluating the potential benefits and challenges of devolution  

  • Frank Yankam Lemdjo
    Examining the human rights implications of the political prohibition clause of the world bank operations in Africa


Class of 2011 - Topics

  • Abdurazak Abdu
    The need for the political representation of persons with disabilities in Ethiopia

  • Oluwatomilola Adewoye
    Socio-economic rights litigation as a means to engendering social change in South Africa: An introduction and context.

  • Nkeiruka Aduba
    Million flickering embers: A multidisciplinary analysis of child mortality in Uganda

  • Ayalew Assefa
    The impact of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Protocol on the Rights of Women on the South African judiciary

  • Victor Ayeni
    Domestic impact of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa: A case study of Nigeria

  • Johannes Buabeng-Baidoo
    ‘Human rights do not stop at the border’: A critical examination of the fundamental rights of irregular migrants to South Africa

  • Thompson Chengeta
    Are U.S. drone targeted killings within the confines of the law?

  • Enoch Chilemba
    A critical appraisal of the right to primary education of children with disabilities in Malawi

  • Busisiwe DeyI
    When rights collide with reality: An argument for a dialogic approach by the Africa Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights to the ‘effective remedy’ principle based on a distributive justice ethos

  • Emma Lubaale
    A human rights-based approach to child labour in Africa: Challenges and prospects in South Africa

  • Roopanand Mahadew
    The African Union’s responsibility to protect in the Libyan crisis 2011   

  • Esau Mandipa
    A critical analysis of the legal and institutional frameworks for the realisation of the rights of persons with disabilities in Zimbabwe 

  • Frank Mchomvu
    Prevalence of conflicts over the legitimacy of elections in Africa: Can the regional economic communities (RECs) provide a panacea? A case study of ECOWAS and SADC

  • Gift Mileji
    ‘Power-sharing government mechanisms’ are they a solution or an obstacle to democratisation in Africa? A focus on South Africa and Zimbabwe 

  • Sylvie Namwase
    The principle of legality and prosecution of international crimes in domestic courts: Lessons from Uganda

  • Charles Nguena
    The role of the economic community of Centre African states in the maintenance of peace and security in Central Africa

  • Paulo Nhancale
    Reform of legal protection of persons with disabilities in Mozambique

  • Berry Nibogora
    The right to reparations in  the context of transitional justice: Lessons for Burundi from South Africa, Chile, Peru and Colombia

  • Akho Ntanjana
    Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and women – The implementation of Article 10(3) of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in South Africa
  • Gina Nyalugwe
    A human rights-based approach to the psychiatric treatment of mental illness among prisoners in Uganda 

  • Ivy Nyarang’o
    The role of the judiciary in the protection of sexual minorities in Kenya

  • Charlotte Oloya
    Decentralisation as a tool in managing the ethnic question: A case study of Uganda

  • Kevashinee Pillay
    The effectiveness of local integration as a durable solution: The situation of Mauritanian refugees in Senegal

  • Jean Rubagumya
    Application of international human rights instruments (IHRIs) by domestic courts: A comparative study of Rwanda and Ghana

  • Diana Salewi
    The killing of persons with albinism in Tanzania: A social-legal inquiry

  • Ella Scheepers
    A framework convention on global health: A tool for empowering the HIV/AIDS movements in South Africa and Senegal

  • Doris Sonsiama
    A critical analysis of the jurisprudence of the Special Court for Sierra Leone on the use of child soldiers  

  • Meskerem Techane
    Where is the African Charter?: Assessing the impact of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Mauritius

  • Christine Umubyeyi
    Access to justice in civil matters: A critical analysis of legal representation of minors under guardianship in Rwanda

  • Isabela Warioba
    The first-past-the-post electoral system versus proportional representation in Africa: A comparative analysis


Class of 2010 - Topics

  • Lahyerou Ag Aly
    The rights of the indigenous peoples to self Determination: Attempts to address the violation of human rights with specific reference to Mali

  • Ernest Ako
    The debate on sexual minority rights in Africa: A comparative analysis of the situation in South Africa, Uganda, Malawi and Botswana

  • Marian Atta-Boahene
    Divorce in Ghana: An examination of women’s ‘property rights

  • Melhik Bekele
    Counter-terrorism and the suppression of political pluralism: An examination of the Anti-terrorism Proclamation of Ethiopia

  • Bubala Chibonnta
    A comparative analysis of judicial independence in Zambia and South Africa: Security of tenure, appointment and removal procedures

  • Rumbidzai Dube
    Fighting unconstitutional changes of government or merely politicking? A critical analysis of the African Union response

  • Mohamed Farah
    The tension between the right to external self-determination and territorial integrity in Africa: Somaliland as a case study

  • Melody Ginamia
    Access to land and land rights in post-conflict societies in Uganda: A perspective on women’s and children’s rights

  • Martha Guraro
    Furthering justice or promoting impunity? A critical analysis of the proposed criminal jurisdiction in the African Court of Justice and Human Rights

  • Obonye Jonas
    A critical appraisal of the mutual engagement of African states in the African Peer Review and universal periodic review mechanisms: A human rights perspective

  • Ophilia Karumuna
    Protection of witnesses in cases referred by the ICTR to Rwanda 
  • Lindiwe Khumalo-Matse
    The right to development: A collective African response to China’s modus operandi in Africa?

  • Ivy Kihara
    The Impact of terrorism and counter-terrorism on the right to education

  • Mathias Kisegu
    Constitutional protection of the right to education in Tanzania and South Africa: A comparative study

  • Emerson Lopes
    Human rights in tourism: Effectiveness of the legal framework for tourism in Mozambique upon the realization of the right to development of local communities

  • Mandala Mambulasa
    The non-regulation of the health insurance industry and Its potential impact on the rights to health and life: A comparative analysis of Malawi and South Africa

  • Americo Marindze
    Diplomatic protection and xenophobic violence in South Africa: The case for reparation to Mozambican victims

  • Marrah Augustine
    Enquiring into the contributions of African philosophic conceptualisations of human rights to the modern discourse of human rights

  • Tem Fuh Mbuh
    Election management in Cameroon: Can elections Cameroon (ELECAM) turn the tide of flawed elections?

  • Bruno Menzan
    Determining the impediments to the efficiency and effectiveness of the national human rights commission of Côte d’Ivoire: are the Paris Principles a panacea?

  • Linda Mtshali
    The protection of women’s rights in Africa through national human rights institutions (NHRIs): A case study of Ghana and the Republic of South Africa

  • Wanjiku Nyoike-Mugo
    The power of song: An analysis of the power of music festivals or concerts as a tool for human rights education in Africa

  • Beatrice Odallo
    An analysis of the post-2007 general election conflict mediation process in Kenya

  • Flora Ogbuitepu
    Seeking an effective national supervisory institution on the implementation of children’s rights in Africa

  • Ajibike Okunbolade
    A comparative analysis of the role of sub-national parliaments in international human rights law in Nigeria and South Africa

  • Nicholas Orago
    Interrogating the competence of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights to review the African Union Assembly’s decisions for compliance with human rights

  • Desset Teferi
    The role of civil society organisations in the realisation of human rights in Africa and the effect of regulatory mechanisms on their functions: Ethiopia and Ghana in perspective 
  • Dieu-Donne Wedi-Djamba
    Bread and peace for the Democratic Republic of Congo: Is decentralisation the answer? 

  • Nicole Whittaker
    Human rights implementation and compliance: Prospects for realising the AU convention on internally displaced persons in Uganda


Class of 2009 - Topics

  • Kassie Abebe Adem
    The power of indigenous peoples to veto development activities: The right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) with specific reference to Ethiopia

  • Abdi Jibril Ali
    The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and the regional economic communities: The need for co-operation

  • Evelyne Asaala
    Exploring transitional justice as a vehicle for social and political transformation in Kenya

  • Maria Usang Assim
    In the best interest of children deprived of a family environment: A focus on Islamic kafalah as an alternative care option

  • Patricia Atim
    ‘The prodigal child’: A legal inquiry into the mechanisms for rehabilitation and reintegration of juvenile detainees: Lessons from Mauritius

  • Conrad Mugoya Bosire
    A dry udder in the milk season? Natural resource exploitation in Africa: Realising the right to economic benefit for host communities

  • Mitiku Mekonnen Chere
    The recognition of language rights under international human rights law: Analysis of its protection in Ethiopia and Mauritius

  • Chongo Chitupila
    Gold between their legs? Trafficking in women for sexual exploitation: An analysis of the SADC response at national and regional level

  • Claudio Castigo Foquico
    Trade liberalisation and human rights protection under the SADC

  • Rishi Kumarsingh Hardowar
    Improving domestic enforcement of socio-economic rights through international law: Ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by South Africa

  • Bernadette Iyodu
    Culture, participation and the right to development: the pastoralist dilemma – The Karamoja case study 

  • Sylvie Kawera
    Proportional representation electoral system and conflict management in divided societies. The case of Rwanda and Kenya

  • Kamara Kone
    Pollution in Africa: A new toxic waste colonialism? An assessment of compliance of the Bamako Convention in Cote d’Ivoire

    Zwelibanzi Lunga
    Yielding to Marketocracy? Assessing the ruggie framework on business and human rights

  • Farida Aligy Ussen Mamad
    Forced sterilization of women living with HIV/AIDS in Africa

  • Simangele Mavundla
    Access to legal abortion by rape victims as a reproductive health right: Case study Swaziland and Ethiopia

  • Mwajuma Kitoi Msangi
    A socio-legal analysis of the challenges to a durable return and reintegration of refugees: The case of Rwanda

  • Tom Mulisa
    Public participation in constitution-making: A critical assessment of the Kenyan experience

  • Anchinesh Shiferaw Mulu
    Legal protections to victims of transnational trafficking: The case of Ethiopia and Mozambique

  • Lucyline Nkatha Murungi
    Revisiting the role of sub-regional courts in the protection of human rights in Africa
  • Joao Valentim Nhampossa
    Challenges to the implementation and enforcement of socio-economic rights in Mozambique

  • Mercy Waithira Njoroge
    Ships passing in the night? Opportunities to integrate the African Peer Review Mechanism early warning findings within the African Union peace and security Architecture

  • James Nkuubi
    When ‘messiahs’ turn ‘persecutors’: reflecting on the blocked transition of liberation movements in Africa-case study of ZANU-PF

  • Norton Fleur
    The role of the law in confronting marital rape (a case study of Ghana)

  • Chinedu Yves Nwagu
    Counter-terrorism and human rights protection in Uganda: Preventing wrongs without violating rights

  • Victoria Uchechukwu Okwor
    Where are the mothers? Interrogating maternal mortality as a violation of the rights to life and health: A Nigerian and Ethiopian perspective

  • Krishna Sham Seegobin
    The human rights implications of the ‘best loser system’ in Mauritius and prospect of reform

  • Bright Theu
    The law of self-determination (secession in perspective): Way forward after Kosovo and Southern Sudan

  • Nicole Ismene Zarifis
    The realization of victims’ rights to reparations: Assessing the need for a comprehensive reparations program in Uganda


Class of 2008 - Topics

  • Adda Kaone Angula
    Partakers or spectators? An analysis of civil society participation in the formulation of environmental policy and legislation in Uganda

  • Tareri Avwomakpa
    A rights-based approach to indigenous minorities: Focus on the Urhobo and Ogoni peoples of the Niger Delta in Nigeria

  • Rosemary Ngabirano Bareebe
    Alternative sentencing of parent offenders and implications on the rights of the child in Uganda’s criminal justice system

  • Japheth Kiplangat Biegon
    The advent of unholy alliances? Coalition governments in the aftermath of disputed elections and electoral violence in Africa: A case study of Kenya

  • Bonolo Ramadi Dinokopila
    Beyond affiliate status: Extrapolating the participation of national human rights institutions in the Workings of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

  • Dumisani Dlamini
    The right to freedom of association in Swaziland: A critique
  • Fernandez Todd
    Corruption, no rule of law, no democracy: Could separately elected attorneys general in a divided executive give Africa new hope?

  • Fasil Gessesse
    A human rights approach to solving water conflicts over the use of trans-boundary rivers: Focus on the Nile Basin

  • Mohamed Hersi
    The possibilities of international prosecution against the former Somali military regime for human rights abuses in Somaliland from 1981 to 1991: Establishing individual criminal and civil responsibility under international law

  • Rhoda Igweta
    The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the promotion and protection of prisoners’ rights: An analysis

  • Oluborode Jegede Ademola
    The African Union peace and security architecture: Can the Panel of the Wise make a difference?

  • Victor Jere
    The right to equality in the workplace for persons with physical disabilities in Malawi: Does the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities offer any hope?

  • Mohamed Kamara
    Law enforcement and human rights in post-conflict African societies. The case of Sierra Leone

  • Matilda Lasseko
    Human rights implications of including services in economic partnership agreements: The case of banking services in Ghana

  • Hadiza Mahaman
    The use of human rights model to address the problem of health care and reproductive rights of women, most importantly victims of obstetric fistula in Africa

  • Aquinaldo Mandlate
    Democracy in practice: Exploring parliamentary elections in Mozambique
  • Ngcimezile Mbano
    Whether it should be a legally enforceable duty to disclose one’s HIV status to a sexual partner: Critical analysis of Article 14(1)(e) of the African Women’s Protocol

  • Remember Miamingi
    Inclusion by exclusion? An assessment of the justiciability of socio-economic rights under the 2005 Interim National Constitution of The Sudan

  • Charles Mmbando
    Towards the realisation of the right of access to justice: A comparative analysis of the legal aid schemes in Tanzania and Ghana

  • Tazorora Musarurwa
    Creating sustainable democracy in Africa: An African supranational body for the effective supervision of elections in Africa
  • Benedict Nchalla
    The impact of foreign direct investment on socio-economic rights of indigenous peoples: A case study of the Barabaig of Tanzania and the Basarwa of Botswana

  • Peace Ofei
    The International Criminal Court and the principle of complementarity: A comparison of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the situation in Darfur

  • Hilary Ogbonna
    Growing without poverty: The role of good governance and pro-poor growth in the realisation of socio-economic rights and human development in Africa

  • Azubike Onuora-Oguno
    Assessing the rights of the indigenous child to education- a case study of the Batwa in Uganda

  • Angela Padua
    An analysis of African Union mechanisms for women participation in peacebuilding and decision making after post-conflict situations: The case of Mozambique and Rwanda

  • Itumeleng Shale
    Who is watching who? Regulation of media and freedom of expression in Uganda: A critical analysis of the Press and Journalists Act 1995

  • Sarah Swart
    Unaccompanied minor refugees and the protection of their socio-economic rights under human rights law

  • Mensenbet Tadeg
    The right to development as a normative framework for the human rights obligations of international financial institutions

  • Tessema Samuel
    Competition to attract foreign direct investment through tax Incentives as a threat for the realisation of socio-economic rights in Africa

  • Clare Ukuni
    Un-triggering the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court: The Ugandan referral of the situation concerning the Lord’s Resistance Army in Northern Uganda to the International Criminal Court

  • Wilhelmina Wicomb
    Testing the water while the house is on fire: A critical approach to the African Union conflict management system

  • Serge Zelezeck
    Popular participation for disempowerment? Democratic constitution-making in the context of African liberal democracy


Class of 2007 - Topics

  • Patricia Okiria Achan
    The internal displacement crisis in Africa: Implementation of national and international law on the child marriage phenomenon in Uganda

  • Ruth Esemeje Adegbola
    Children’s rights in Africa: An appraisal of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights And Welfare of the Child

  • Horace Segnonna Adjolohoun
    The ‘right to reparation’ as applied under the African Charter by Benin’s Constitutional Court

  • Akinola Ebunolu Akintayo
    The role of human rights lawyers in rights based approach to reduction of poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Tikikel Tadele Alemu
    The African Charter on Democracy, Elections And Governance: A normative framework for analysing electoral democracy in Africa

  • Bizimana Syldie
    A critical analysis of the right to education for refugee children in Great Lakes: The case study of Burundi

  • Chabane Polo Evodia
    Enforcement powers of national human rights institutions: A case study of Ghana, South Africa and Uganda

  • Anthony Chima Diala
    Judicial activism in South Africa’s Constitutional Court: Minority protection or judicial illegitimacy?

  • Buhle Angelo Dube
    Protection of the rights of persons living with disabilities under the African human rights system

  • Geraldine Geraldo
    Labour rights and free trade zones in Mozambique and Namibia: A crippling cocktail?

  • Girma Dejene Janka
    The realization of the right to housing in Ethiopia

  • Virginia Njeri Kamau
    Achieving sustainable development and indigenous rights in Africa: Tensions and prospects

  • Rino Kamidi
    A legal response to child trafficking in Africa: A case study of South Africa and Benin

  • Grace Kazoba Kamugisha
    Exploring the legal implications of the trips trademark rules on the consumers’ right to health in Africa

  • Victor Okoth Ogwang Lando
    Rethinking Kenya’s anti-corruption strategies: Lessons from Botswana

  • Innocent Maja
    Towards the protection of minority languages in Africa
  • James Kinyasi Millya
    The impact of direct foreign and local investment on indigenous communities in East Africa: A case study of the Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania

  • Gladys Wanjiru Mwariri
    The impact of international trade and investment policies on the labour rights of export processing zones’ workers: The case of Kenya

  • Kameldy Neldinjaye
    Challenging impunity in northern Uganda: the tension between amnesties and the principle of international criminal responsibility
  • Polycarp Forkum Ngufor
    Police corruption in Cameroon and Uganda: a comparative analysis

  • Estelle Nkounkou Ngongo
    Protection of children’s rights in peacekeeping missions: Analysis of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse

  • Lerato Rammule
    International parental child abductions- remedial mechanisms within the African human rights system
  • Rosemary Sengendo
    Exploring, understanding and finding solutions to the conflict in Northern Uganda through the African democratic audit

  • Ololade Olakitan Shyllon
    The right to the return of African cultural heritage: A human rights perspective

  • David Charles Simonsz
    In search of international tort law: Civil liability of arms manufacturers for indirect sales to embargoed conflict zones

  • Douglas Karekona Singiza
    Exorcising the antiquity spirit of intolerance: possibilities and dilemmas of decriminalising sodomy laws in Uganda

  • Mizanie Abate Tadesse
    HIV testing from an African human rights system perspective: An analysis of the legal and policy framework of Botswana, Ethiopia and Uganda
  • Armand Tanoh
    The role of the Peace and Security Council and the Assembly of Head of States and Government of the African Union in pursuit of democratisation in Africa


Class of 2006 - Topics

  • John Osogo Ambani
    Oval slides in triangular spaces? Anchoring national human rights institutions in ‘tripartite’ Commonwealth Africa

  • Rebecca Amollo
    A critical reflection on the African Women's Protocol as a means to combat HIV/AIDS among women in Africa

  • Jean-Baptiste Baribonekeza
    Political participation of refugees as a means to realize the right to repatriation: The search for a durable solution to the refugee problem in Africa

  • Jennifer Nellie Beckley
    Towards the realisation of the right to a fair hearing of child offenders in post-conflict Sierra Leone

  • Eskedar Abebe Bekele
    Implications of ECOSOCC’s mandate for the promotion and protection of human rights in Africa: Inquiry into the relationship between ECOSOCC and the human rights organs of the African Union

  • Sonkita Conteh
    Inhibiting ‘progressive realisation’? The effect of privatisation on the right to water in Senegal and South Africa

  • Solomon Tamarabrakemi Ebobrah
    Towards effective realisation of the right to a satisfactory environment in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights: A case for domestic horizontal application

  • Kenechukwu Chimobi Esom
    Twice traumatised: Assessing the unaccompanied refugee child’s rights to family unity and reunification

  • Mariam Hamidu
    The open-door approach to locus standi by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in respect of its non-state complaints procedure: In need of reform?

  • Roselyn Hanzi
    Sexual abuse and exploitation of the girl child through cultural practices in Zimbabwe: A human rights perspective

  • Sehen Bekele Hirpo
    The Pan-African Parliament: Its promise for human rights and democracy in Africa

  • Luis Edgar Francisco Huamusse
    The right of sexual minorities under the African human rights system

  • Lloyd Kuveya
    The effectiveness and propriety of friendly settlements in the African regional system: A comparative analysis with the Inter-American and European regional systems

  • Inonge Kwenda
    Infrequent and inadequate reporting under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights: The African Peer Review Mechanism as a solution

  • Grace Wakio Maindi
    The African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council: An evaluation of its mandate of facilitating civil society participation in the African Union

  • Thabang Masingi
    Academic freedom in Africa: A case for the interpretation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights as providing protection for the human right to academic freedom

  • Phebe Clement Mavungu
    For an effective implementation of reparation of the victims of gross and systematic human rights violations: The case study of Sierra Leone and lessons for the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Eleke Irene Desiree Mbengue
    Effective reintegration of female child soldiers: Reality or rhetoric? Case study of Northern Uganda

  • Gladys Thitu Mirugi-Mukundi
    The impact of corruption on governance: An appraisal of the practice of the rule of law in Kenya

  • Benjamin Jonas Motika
    Towards effective implementation of children’s rights in Tanzania: Lessons and opportunities from Ghana and South Africa

  • Florence Mwananyanda Muleya
    Fumbling under the veil: Access to information and democracy: The Zambian case

  • Anganile Willie Amon Mwenifumbo
    Silver bullet or not?: The impact of agricultural biotechnology on the right to food in Africa

  • Maurice Kouadio N'dri
    Critical analysis of victims’ rights before international criminal justice

  • Edward Odhiambo Okello
    Guaranteeing the independence of election management bodies in Africa: A study of the electoral commissions of Kenya and South Africa

  • Herbert Rubasha
    Accommodating diversity: Is the doctrine of margin of appreciation as applied in the European Court of Human Rights relevant in the African human rights system?

  • Ibrahima Sidibe
    Freedom of belief at the crossroad of civilisations, an Islamic perspective, and its impact on Africa: the cases of Egypt and Nigeria

  • Tebello Thabane
    Bridging the gap between de jure and de facto parliamentary representation of women in Africa: Lessons from Rwanda and South Africa

  • Tesfamicael Negash Tsegay
    Accomplishments, shortcomings and challenges: Evaluation of the Special Court for Sierra Leone

  • William Tumwine
    The role of public opinion in court decisions on the legality of the death penalty: A look at Uganda and South Africa

  • Mbololwa Wamunyima
    Constitution making in Zambia: The need for a new perspective

  • Simon Mebrahtu Weldehaimanot
    New architecture for the un human rights treaties monitoring mechanisms: Merging and partitioning the committees


Class of 2005 - Topics

  • Prudence Acirokop
    Pitied and then ignored: International response to the plight of children in armed conflict: The case of Uganda

  • Anti Okyerebea Ampofo
    The impact of intra-party democracy on democratisation in Africa: A case study of Ghana

  • Yoseph Mulugeta Badwaza
    Public interest litigation as practised by South African human rights NGOs: Any lessons for Ethiopia

  • Frenesh Tessema Belay
    A critical analysis of the non-derogable rights in a state of emergency under the African system: The case of Ethiopia and Mozambique
  • Chacha Bhoke
    Genocide: A critical analysis of the Darfur conflict in Sudan

  • Janet Apelles Chambo
    The principle of non-refoulement in the context of refugee operation in Tanzania

  • Nyasha Constance Chingore
    Rethinking the right to vote: HIV/AIDS and its impact on electoral participation in sub-Saharan Africa

  • Sarai Eunice Chisala
    Protecting traditional healing practices in Malawi: Are there lessons to be learnt from South Africa?

  • Joao Miguel Fernandez
    Enforcement of international human rights law in domestic courts in Mozambique and Ghana

  • Zandile Sebenzile Gabela
    The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) case as a model for the protection of the right to health in Africa, with particular reference to South Africa and Cameroon

  • Tafadzwa Mapfumo
    Whither to, the judiciary in Zimbabwe? A critical analysis of the human rights jurisprudence of the Gubbay and Chidyausiku Supreme Court benches in Zimbabwe and comparative experiences from Uganda

  • Thulani Rudolph Maseko
    The writing of a democratic constitution in Africa with reference to Swaziland and Uganda

  • Monica Mbaru
    “Disabled women” and the right to work: The case of Kenya

  • Beyam Dawit Mezmur
    Children at both ends of the gun: Towards a comprehensive legal approach to the problem of child soldiers in Africa

  • Jamil Mujuzi
    Safeguarding the right to freedom from torture in Africa: The Robben Island Guidelines

  • Tarisai Mutangi
    Fact-finding missions or omissions: A critical analysis of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and lessons to be learnt from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

  • Michel Ndayikengurukiye
    The international human rights law as a source of law in the Burundian judicial system

  • Francis Nadjita Ngarhodjim
    Sub-regional integration and democratisation in Africa: Critically analysing the approach of the ECOWAS in West Africa

  • Jo Mwiza Nkhata
    The social trust and leadership roles: Revitalising duty bearer accountability in the protection of social and economic rights in Malawi and Uganda

  • Christian Garuka Nsabimana
    The concept of power sharing in the Constitutions of Burundi and Rwanda

  • Iruoma Onyinye Obiokoye
    Eradicating delay in the administration of justice in African courts: A comparative analysis of South African and Nigerian courts

  • Ken Otieno Obura
    Development as a human right: An examination of the right to development under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

  • Ope Adetoro Ogundokun
    A human rights approach to combating corruption in Africa: Appraising the AU Convention using Nigeria and South Africa

  • Steve Odero Ouma
    Federalism as a peacemaking device in Sudan’s interim National Constitution

  • Marie Firdaus Saine
    Protecting the rights of children in trouble with the law: A case study of South Africa and The Gambia

  • Messelo Boris-Ephrem Tchoumavi
    A critical assessment of the possible role of the African Union in Achieving the right to national and international peace and security in Africa

  • Diaz Liliana Trillo
    Protection of access to essential treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda from a human rights perspective


Class of 2004 - Topics

  • Divine Afuba
    The enforcement of detainees´ rights in Africa: A comparative study between Cameroon and South Africa

  • Omowumi Asubiarov
    www.crimesagainstchildren.com: Addressing child pornography via the Internet in Africa

  • Nyaradzo Chari
    Reconceptualising prostitution: Placing prostitutes in Africa within the human rights discourse

  • Maushami Chetty
    The reparation process: Does South Africa live up to its human rights obligations?

  • Christele Diwouta Tiki
    The place of women in the political sphere: A comparative study of Cameroon and South Africa
  • Patrick Eba
    ‘The sins of the saviours’: Formulating a comprehensive and effective response to violations of human rights and humanitarian law committed by ECOMOG peacekeepers

  • Yonatan Fessha
    Who interprets the constitution: A descriptive and normative discourse on the Ethiopian approach to constitutional review

  • Jean Fokwa Tsakack
    In search for direct corporate responsibility for human rights violations in Africa: Which way forward?

  • Edmund Foley
    Taking a critical look at conflict resolution and human rights from the Organisation of African Unity to the African Union

  • Yonas Gebreselassie
    The United Nations and the African Union in the prevention of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Africa: Lessons from Rwanda

  • Isatou Harris
    The protection of the right of women under the African human rights system in light of the HIV/AIDS pandemic: A case study of Mozambique

  • Carmel Jacobs
    New wine in old wineskins? Defining the role of the Women’s Protocol in the protection of widows’ inheritance rights: South Africa and Uganda in focus

  • Redson Kapindu
    The role of poverty reduction strategies in advancing economic and social rights: Malawian and Ugandan experiences

  • Frank Kayitare
    Respect of the right to a fair trial in indigenous African criminal justice systems: The case of Rwanda and South Africa

  • Paul Mugemangango
    Immunity from prosecution for genocide, a crime against humanity and war crimes: the case of heads of state

  • Bernard Mugisha
    The rights of women and children as internally displaced persons: The case of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

  • Godfrey Musila
    Whistling past the graveyard: Amnesty and the right to an effective remedy under the African Charter: The case of South Africa and Moçambique

  • Abraham Mwansa
    Election politics and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD): Comparing the 2001 elections in Zambia and Uganda

  • Henry Mwebe
    The impact of privatisation on socio-economic rights and services in Africa: The case of water privatisation in South Africa

  • Cheggy Mziray
    The right to peaceful assembly and demonstration in Tanzania: A comparative study with Ghana and South Africa

  • Salima Namusobya
    Helpless within borders: The case for adequate international human rights protection for IDPs in Northern Uganda and the Darfur region of Sudan

  • Rofiah Oyero
    An appraisal of the right to dignity of prisoners and detainees with disabilities: A case study of Ghana and Nigeria

  • Solomon Sacco
    A comparative study of the implementation in Zimbabwe and South Africa of the international law rules that allow compulsory licensing and parallel importation for HIV/AIDS drugs

  • Folusho Shado
    The torn veil: Access to information as a tool for combating corruption with reference to Uganda

  • Kounkine Some
    Governance assessment, a tool for human rights promotion: A critical look at the African Peer Review Mechanism

  • Attiya Waris
    The freedom of the right to religion of minorities: A comparative case study between Kenya and Egypt

  • Joseph Katshung Yav
    Prosecution of grave violations of human rights in light of challenges of national courts and the International Criminal Court: The Congolese dilemm

  • Sisay Yeshanew
    Towards effective human rights education in Africa.


Class of 2003 - Topics

  • Samuel Amponsah-Frimpong
    Truth commissions and the perpetuation of the culture of impunity in Africa: A case study of Ghana and South Africa

  • Priscilla Ankut
    Balancing parental responsibility and state obligation in fulfilling the socio-economic rights of children under the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

  • Abiola
    The African Union (AU) human rights agenda: The panacea to the problem of non-compliance with human rights norms in Africa

  • Takele Bulto
    The efficacy of the state reporting procedure under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

  • Che Chofor
    Christian Educational opportunities for the girl child in Africa: A necessary revisit of the discrimination factor with reference to Egypt, South Africa and Cameroon

  • Solomon Dersso
    Institutionalising the right to self-determination as a human right solution to the problems of ethnic conflict in Africa: The case of Ethiopia and South Africa

  • Lansana Dumbuya
    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in post-conflict Sierra Leone

  • Amani EjamI
    The role of human rights non-governmental organizations in the Africa Union and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development

  • Tarikua Getachew
    Implementation of the right to food and the poverty reduction papers in perspective: The Ethiopian and the South Africa examples

  • Warugurul Kaguongo
    Prisoners’ rights: The role of national human rights institutions in Africa

  • Donnah Kamashazi
    Dealing with rape as a human rights violation under Gacaca justice system

  • Rose Karugonjo
    An analysis of capital punishment in Uganda in light of international standards and comparable case law

  • Piet Letsebe
    Providing for the independence of the judiciary in Africa: A quest for the protection of human rights

  • Leda Limann
    Widowhood rites and the rights of women in Africa: the Ugandan experience

  • Eva Luswata-Kawuma
    Reinvigorating women’s rights in Africa: The case for the special rapporteur and additional protocol

  • Terence Machawira
    The conduct of periodic elections in SADC: An epitome for democracy or a misnomer?

  • Revai Makanje
    Human rights monitoring in Africa: The African peer review and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

  • Isaac Matlawe
    The impact of culture on the right of women to participate in public affairs: A comparative analysis of Swazi and Buganda Kingdoms

  • Christopher Mbazira
    The enforcement of socio-economic rights in the African human rights system: Drawing inspiration from the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and South Africa’s evolving jurisprudence

  • Boitumelo Mmusinyane
    Africa’s environmental protection challenge: Social responsibility and liability of non-state actors

  • Benson Olugbuo
    Implementing the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court domestically: A comparative analysis of strategies in Africa

  • Nimatalie Othman
    The African Union and the right to peace and security

  • Mianko Ramaroson
    The human right of HIV positive persons to non-discrimination in getting life insurance in South Africa

  • Epimaque Rubango Kayihura
    The principle of universal jurisdiction as a tool of international criminal justice: Challenges for Africa

  • Gina Snyman
    Balancing the need to eradicate terrorism while safeguarding human rights: An assessment of the protection of human rights under measures adopted to combat terrorism

  • Lindlyn Tamufor
    Ensuring an effective compensation system for human rights violations by transnational corporations: A case study of apartheid South Africa

  • George Wachira
    Refugee status determination in Kenya and Egypt

  • Debebe Wendimgezahu
    Prosecution of genocide at international and national courts


Class of 2002 - Topics

  • Simeneh Assefa
    The relationship between international human rights law and international human rights before the international tribunals

  • Julie Aullo
    The African Union and conflict management

  • Adeola Bello
    The complementarity between the African Commission and the African Court

  • Fikremarkos Birhanu
    Balancing the right of the accused with measures for protection of victims and witnesses in the international criminal tribunals: The case of the International Tribunal for Rwanda

  • Kealeboga Bojosi
    A critical analysis of the death row phenomenon

  • George Buadi
    The legislature and good governance from a human rights perspective: A comparative study of Ghana and South Africa

  • Paile Chabane
    Exploring the use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to guarantee rights protected under Article 3 of the African Charter

  • Lilian Chenwi
    National human rights institutions: Comparative study of the national commissions of human rights in Cameroon and South Africa

  • Annette Christmas
    The legacy of AIDS: Mother Africa’s orphans: An analysis of the extent to which the South African and Ugandan governments have fulfilled their legal, socio-economic obligations to AIDS orphans

  • Paul Gadenya
    Realising the right to an adequate standard of living through the New Partnership for Africa’s Development

  • Sizakele Hlatshwayo
    The impact of the cultural practices on the advancement of women in Africa: A study of Swaziland and South Africa

  • Bienvenu Houngbedji
    Cooperation of African states with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)

  • Rachel Irura
    Trafficking of women and children in West Africa: Ghana, a case study

  • Thokozani Kaime
    The protection of children from child labour within SADC: Human rights challenges of the regional integration initiative

  • Justin Katushabe
    Justice, truth and reconciliation under Rwandan domestic courts: Specific reference to the traditional Gacaca courts

  • Kifle Daniel
    The international criminal court and the national courts: The principle of complementarity

  • Tshepo Madlingozi
    Moving away from the exclusive reliance on the human rights discourse: Towards sustainable and consolidated democracy in Africa

  • Yvonne Masarakufa
    Discrimination against women in traditional land tenure system – case study of Zimbabwe and Ghana

  • Lungowe Matakala
    Widows in Africa at the crossroads of customary inheritance law and human rights in Africa: The case of Cameroonian and Zambian women

  • Martha Mazhude
    Reconciling domestic labour practices with international standards: A critical look at child labour practices in Zimbabwe and Ghana

  • Sanaty Mohamed
    Le droit a la vie dans les pays Musulmans d’Afrique

  • Mmatsie Mooki
    A critical evaluation of the Draft Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women

  • Lydia Mugambe
    The exceptions to patent rights under the WTO-TRIPs agreement: Where is the right to health guaranteed?

  • Allehone Mulugeta
    Emerging rights language and community knowledge discourse in Africa’s biodiversity protection regime: A case study

  • George Mwaisondola
    The jurisprudential contribution of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda to the development of international humanitarian and human rights law

  • Gloria Nyaki
    Response mechanisms to the sexual violence in refugee camps: Case study of Kibondo Refugee Camps, Tanzania

  • Godfrey Odongo
    Making non-state actors accountable for violations of socio-economic rights: A case study of transnational corporations in the African context

  • Gabriel Shumba
    International standards and the 2000/2 elections in Zimbabwe and Ghana: A critique

  • Magrietha Steyn
    The African Charter: Rights, obligations and responsibilities in the context of HIV/AIDS

  • Lee Stone
    The cultural relativism/universalism debate revisited: Female genital mutilation in Africa.


Class of 2001 - Topics

  • Ehsan Abdelgadir
    Gender violence in conflict situations: The case of abductions of women and children in Sudan

  • Leopoldo Amaral
    Access to the Africa Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Comparative analysis with the Inter-American and European human rights systems

  • Nana Bampoe-Addo
    Strengthening women’s legislative participation in a democratic Africa: A comparative analysis of implementation of international and regional norms on political rights of women by Ghana and South Africa

  • Aarti Brijlall
    Humanitarian intervention under the auspices of the African Union: A solution to the human rights violations in Africa?

  • Manfred Chinamasa
    The Human right to land in Zimbabwe: The legal and extra-legal resettlement processes

  • Danwood Chirwa
    A critical analysis of penalties of the international criminal justice system: A case study of ICTY and the ICTR

  • Kobina Daniel
    Amnesty as a tool of transitional justice: The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission in profile

  • Yvonne Dausab
    Rape and related sexual offences in conflict situations: An examination of existing protection mechanisms at the international level: An African perspective

  • Mashabane Doctor 
    Addressing historic and past injustices and imbalances in land ownership in South Africa: An evaluation of the restitution of land rights process

  • Sabelo Gumedze
    The relationship between the African Court and the African Commission

  • Jean Desire Ingange-Wa-Ingange
    Comparative study of common thematic special rapporteurs of the UN Commission on Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

  • Christina John
    Transitional justice in the DRC: Dealing with gross human rights violations committed during the conflict

  • Lirette Louw
    Hate speech in Africa: Formulating an appropriate legal response for a racially and ethnically divided continent with special reference to South Africa and Rwanda

  • Shenard Mazengera
    Making human rights of the poor people practical in Malawi through a rights based approach to development

  • Fahamu Mtulya
    Human rights and investment in Tanzania: The case study of land rights

  • Robert Mugisha
    The legal response to the 1994 Rwanda genocide: A critical analysis of international and national responses

  • Fredrick Musungu
    The right to health in the global economy: Reading human rights obligations in the patent regime of the WTO-TRIPs agreement

  • Eric Ngonji
    The possible impact of the International Criminal Court on human rights in Africa

  • William Olenasha
    The enforcement of environmental rights: A case study of the new South African constitutional dispensation

  • Oladejo Olowu
    Socio-economic rights in Africa: A critical evaluation of legal protection mechanisms and implementation strategies

  • Julius Osega
    Transitional justice in Rwanda – A case study of fair trial process

  • Ngaitila Phiri
    The contribution of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda to the development and enforcement of international humanitarian law in Africa

  • Miatta Samba
    The proposed Special Court for Sierra Leone and human rights: A comparison with other ad hoc tribunals

  • Ahmed Sidali
    Globalisation and peoples’ right to self-determination: Case study of Western Sahara

  • Sam Sserwanga
    The right to vote and its implementation in Uganda

  • Firew Tiba
    Protection of human rights under Ethiopian federalism and the challenges of legal pluralism

  • Adiam Woldeyohannes
    Female genital mutilation in Eritrea: How best can it be eradicated?

  • Ibrahim Yillah
    Towards a human rights approach to refugee protection in Africa.


Class of 2000 (The Pioneers) - Topics

  • Amir Abdallah
    An analysis of the individual communications mandate of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

  • Rakeb Aberra
    Modern enslavement of women: Legal redress for trafficking in domestic workers in Africa

  • Ekow Baiden
    Litigating socio-economic rights in Ghana

  • Evarist Baimu
    The challenges of implementing the right to education of children with disabilities in Africa: The case study of South Africa

  • Abdullai Charm
    The importance of the domestic protection and promotion of human rights: An examination of the Uganda judiciary and Human Rights Commission since 1995

  • Nono Dihemo
    A critical analysis of state reporting under the ACHPR

  • Aruna Dukhi
    The impact of HIV/AIDS on the rights of AIDS orphans in South Africa – A human rights perspective

  • Tahani El Mobasher
    The Advisory Council for Human Rights as a tool for promoting and protecting human rights in Sudan

  • Idi Gaparayi
    Justice and social reconstruction in the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda: An evaluation of the possible role of the Gacaca tribunals

  • Nega Girmachew
    Using international human rights commissions in augmenting the international and regional mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights

  • Stephen Kafumba
    A study of the application of the doctrine of margin of appreciation in the African human rights system

  • Anthony Kafumbe
    Property rights of customary law wives in domestic relations: A study of the Fanti (Ghana) and Baganda (Uganda)

  • Helen Kanzira
    The independence of national human rights commissions in Africa: A comparative study of the CHRAJ, UHRC and SAHRC

  • Sheila Karani
    Towards strengthening the regional protection of women’s rights in Africa: An analysis of the proposed “Draft Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa” and the “Draft OAU Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Harmful Practices Affecting the Fundamental Human Rights of Women and Girls”

  • Kithure Kindiki
    Humanitarian intervention: An investigation of its legality and application to internal conflicts in Africa

  • Abla Masoperh
    International justice for African women caught in armed conflict: The case study of the ICTR and the promise of the ICC

  • James Matshekga
    The independence of national human rights institutions: A comparative study of the Ugandan and South African human rights commissions

  • Florence Mukamugema
    The role of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in prosecuting crimes of sexual violence committed against Rwandese women in the 1994 Rwanda genocide

  • Ummy Mwalimu
    The socio-economic rights of refugees in Africa: Special focus on children

  • Hope Ndhlovu
    The judiciary in the promotion and protection of human rights: A look at the Zambian and Ugandan experiences

  • Jean Pierre Nkwa
    Corruption and its effects on human rights in Africa

  • Sena Noukpo
    Investigating the independence of national human rights institutions in Africa: Case study of Benin and South Africa

  • Martin Nsibirwa
    Realising the right of children in South Africa to be protected against exploitative child labour

  • Enos Tshivhase
    The impact of import liberalization on the fundamental human right to work: A case study of textiles, clothing and motor vehicle sub-sectors of the manufacturing sector in South Africa and Ghana

  • Morne Van Der Linde
    Holistic Overview: Enhancing international election observations in Africa

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Class of 2018 - Topics

  • Abdurahman Hussein Ismail
    The realisation of a free private media in Somaliland

  • Basuru Bah
    Transitional justice mechanisms in Africa: Lessons for the Gambia

  • Chaan Koang Tutlam
    Prosecution or persecution: Examining the right to fair trial of suspected members of Boko Haram

  • Chisomo Chaweza
    (De) criminalisation of consensual same-sex conduct and impact on violence and access to health: A comparative study of Nigeria and South Africa

  • Essa Njie
    Fixing a broken butterfly wing: Challenges and prospects of security sector reform in the ‘New’ Gambia

  • Hana Abebe Demissie
    Child marriage a tool for entrenching patriarchy: An analysis of Northern Ethiopia and Northern Ghana

  • Hawi Asfaw Amena
    The right to freedom of expression and legitimate limitation

  • Henok Ashagrey
    The right to freedom of movement in the Ethiopian ethnic federation: Examining the adequacy of the existing constitutional protection for ‘Exogenous’ peoples

  • Jonathan Ombati Obwogi
    Protection of human rights through the responsibility to rebuild

  • Joseph Geng Akech
    Prosecution or reconciliation? Perspectives on the Commission for Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing and the independent Hybrid Court for South Sudan

  • Juliet Logose
    The right to an effective remedy: An assessment of government compensation for human rights violations awarded by the Uganda Human Rights Commission, 2000-2017

  • Laurah Arudi Maina
    An analysis of the inclusivity of the women’s movement towards women of diverse sexual orientation, Gender identity and expression (LBQ Women) in Africa

  • Marystella Auma Simiyu
    The role of election technology in promoting free, fair and credible elections in Africa: A case study of Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana

  • Mulishid Muwonge
    Cameroon’s civic space and the impact on the work of human rights defenders

  • Ndasi Samuel Ade
    Secession and the right to self-determination under Article 20 of the African Charter: the case of Southern Cameroon’s struggle for independence
  • Nelly Philis Akinyi Warega
    Sexual violence in Kenya: Understanding the legal and socio-cultural contexts
  • Nimrod Muhumuza
    The constitutionality of religious education in Uganda
  • Oluwaseitan Ayotunde Solademi
    The role of African Union policy organs regarding the observer status of civil society organizations in the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights: The case of the status of Coalition of African Lesbians
  • Oluwatomiwa Timothy Ilori
    Digital rights in Africa: Perspectives from Nigeria and Uganda
  • Reshoketswe Blantinah Mapokgole
    African feminist and human rights perspective on the representation of black women in the media: Analysis of SABC television shows
  • Susan Chenai Mutambasere
    Maternal health as a human right: Zimbabwe under the spotlight
  • Thabang Ramakhula
    Gender-responsive governance for women’s empowerment and political representation in Lesotho
  • Thandeka Nokwanda Khoza
    The Ethiopia that is and should be: A look at the role of the law in contributing to access of the right to education for the girl child
  • Theophilus Michael Odaudu
    The role of the legislature in realising Agenda 2063 and the right to work in Nigeria
  • Thuto Gaboipone Senwedi
    An inquiry into the legality of executive assurances in the implementation of the Botswana-South Africa extradition treaty: the death penalty question
  • Urerimam Raymond Shamaki
    Right to life in counterterrorism operations: Perspectives from Nigeria and Kenya
  • Xolile Pertunia Fakudze
    Implementation of article 5 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights: A case study of Mauritius

Class of 2017 - Topics

  • Clotilde Pauvert
    A human rights-based approach to wildlife crime in Benin

  • Lara Coetzee
    Digital financial inclusion: The right to privacy of mobile money consumers

  • Kahbila Ulrike
    The role of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child in the follow-up of its decisions on communications
  • Lindi-K Matse
    Analysis of the legal, policy, and strategic framework for HIV/AIDS prevention among women in Swaziland: A human rights-based analysis

  • Estella Kabachwezi
    Analysis of implementation of recommendations from the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism: Explaining Uganda’s low rate of compliance in the context of theoretical factors

  • Monica Tabengwa
    Being gay in Senegal: Arrests, detention and discrimination against LGBT persons

  • Sainey Bah
    The role of Uganda Human Rights Commission in the implementation of economic, social and cultural rights: Opportunities and lessons

  • Paul Mudau
    The role of the African Charter on Values and Principles of Public Service and Administration in promoting good governance in Africa: A comparative analysis on Uganda and South Africa

  • Iruebafa Oyakhirome
    Right to independent living and community inclusion: A case for persons with psychosocial disabilities in Kenya and Nigeria

  • Vera Mutoni
    The contribution of economic and smart sanctions to the realisation of human rights: Case study of Burundi

  • Nqobani Nyathi
    The role of the Peace and Security Council in protecting human rights in Africa: Prospects and challenges

  • Stephen Buabeng-Baidoo
    Establishing a right ‘to’ ‘public space’: an appraisal of the ‘privatisation of public space’ and its impact on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in South African cities

  • Apio Winfred
    Bridging the gender digital divide to combat gender-based violence in Nigeria: Trends, challenges and opportunities for reform

  • Tsion Woldu
    Human rights of women and the phenomenon of marital rape in Ethiopia: A critical analysis

  • Richard Lusimbo
    The protection of LGBTI persons’ right to privacy in Uganda

  • Urias Pour
    The crisis of pretrial detention: Challenges and opportunities for the right to fair trial in post-war Liberia

  • Richard Ntakirutimana
    ‘Equality versus equity’: The impact of Rwanda’s national identity on the ‘Batwa’ indigenous people

  • Trésor Makunya
    Presidential third- terrorism and human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A critical appraisal

  • Asrar Gebeyehu
    The duty of reasonable accommodation in the context of access to justice for persons with disabilities in Ethiopia: an analysis of the law and the practice

  • Ayo Sogunro
    Deepening the right to dignity of sexual minorities in Nigeria: An analysis of state obligations and responsibilities

  • Roseline Nsenge
    The role of the judiciary in the enforcement of socio-economic rights: The Ugandan case

  • Khanya Mase
    Enforcing the rights of informal traders through the right to development: A comparative study of South Africa and Kenya

  • Rotondwa Mashige
    The role that poverty and the right to information play on forced and coerced sterilization of women living with HIV in Kenya
  • Jackline Hakim
    The realisation of the right to maternal healthcare of migrant and refugee women in South Africa and Uganda
  • Mansha Mohee
    International humanitarian organisations and the nexus between neutrality and human rights accountability: A case study of médecins sans frontiers in Africa

  • Henry Omboto
    Sub-regional organisations and the responsibility to protect: Towards a normative framework for intervention for the East African Community

  • Josephat Kilonzo
    Politics of memory and the realisation of transformative constitutionalism in Kenya


Class of 2016 - Topics

  • Elsabe Boshoff
    The best interest of the child in the context of climate change adaptation: towards general principles for sub-Saharan Africa

  • Guillain Cirhuza koko
    A legal analysis of the implementation of the non-refoulement principle as applied to claim based on sexual orientation and gender identity in terms of article 2 of the South African refugee act of 1998

  • Imo Eno Ekpo
    Towards realising the right to access public services for persons with physical disabilities; a case study of Nigeria

  • Elsie Aniette Ewang
    The Impact of land tenure systems on the right to housing: an analysis of the Nigerian land use act of 1978

  • Stahmili Gama
    Sexual and reproductive health and rights of women in Tanzania; an analysis of the laws and policies towards effective protection

  • Dumiso Gatsha
    An African Commonwealth perspective through a case study of Mauritius on HIV prevention and sexual orientation

  • Nyarangi Jared Gekombe
    Breaking the glass ceiling in women’s representation: an analysis of the electoral system and gender quotas in Kenya

  • Alban Wisel Gouet
    United Nations convention against corruption and stolen asset recovery; an African perspective

  • David Nnanna Ikpo
    Against the legality of Nigeria’s same-sex marriage prohibition act of 2013

  • Vivian Methord Ishengoma
    Election grievance resolution mechanism; an analysis of the Tanzania process

  • Johannes Donovan Kariseb
    The role of the African governance architecture (secretariat) and the platform in realising human rights in Africa: trends, challenges and opportunities

  • Kyoung-Hwa Lee
    A strategy based approach to the realisation of the right to development in Africa

  • Vanessa Mulesa Lumina
    The impact of Illicit  financial outflows on the right to a healthy environment; The case study of the mining sector in Zambia

  • Tapiwa Mamhare
    The place of legal recognition at birth in enhancing the realisation of the rights of intersex persons: a comparative analysis of Kenya and Malta

  • James Paywala Monibah
    Citizen’s participation in constitution-making processes; a case study of Liberia

  • Teddy Namatovu
    The relevance of resources in the realisation of the right to maternal health care in Uganda

  • Betty Enangu Nangoli
    Mapping the scope of adolescent right to access information and services on contraceptives in Uganda: lessons from South Africa, Kenya, Swaziland, Chille, Romania and Pakistan

  • Rachel Njoki Njuguna
    Kenya refugee crisis; reconciling security concerns with refugee rights protection

  • Ahmed Omar
    One person one vote; assessing the electoral framework of Djibouti in line with international and regional electoral standards

  • Rodger Lameck Owiso
    Sustainable transitional justice in South Sudan and the role of the African Union in the context of the 2015 peace agreement

  • Tshepo Cyril Phanyane
    The right to inclusive primary education in South Africa

  • Chrissie Patrick Phiri
    The right to legal capacity and supported decision making of persons with mental disabilities; a Malawian perspective on health care decision making

  • Bright Sefah
    The role of electoral management bodies in enhancing democracy in Africa: a case study of the electoral commission of Ghana

  • Miao-Ying Cheng Biau-Im Tin
    The realisation of the rights of indigenous peoples in Taiwan; lessons from the African values of “ubuntu”

  • Adiam Tsighe
    Statelessness and children’s rights in Africa: prospects in the African human rights systems

  • Tilahun Zewudie
    Towards an effective African human rights system; a critical analysis of the relationship between the African union policy organs and human rights bodies

  • Geoffrey Zulu
    The human rights-based approach to budgeting and its interplay with good governance: a Zambian perspective


Class of 2015 - Topics

  • Addaney Michael
    Protecting the rights of urban refugees in Uganda: An analysis of the laws and policies toward effective protection
  • Ashenafi
    Elections beyond rituals. Rethinking the Independence of Electoral Commissions in Africa: The case of Ethiopia

  • Boubacar Borgho Diakite
    The impact of Bilateral Investment Treaties  on Socio-­Economic RightsinAfrica: A case study of the Chad­‐Cameroon Pipeline Project

  • Merga Yadesa Dibaba
    The implications of Article 12 of the Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities for the legal capacity of persons with psycho-social and intellectual disabilities in Ethiopia

  • Hlengiwe Dube
    Socio-economic rights in the African Peer Review Mechanism. An analysis of the APRM’s focus the right to education and the right to health in South Africa and Zambia

  • Henrietta Markfre Ekefre
    Implementation of the decisions of African human rights treaty bodies: A case study of the Endorois and Nubian decisions

  • Didier Iradukunda
    The realization of the right to a fair trial before the Tribunaux de Grande Instance in Burundi

  • Isuan  Mary Funke Izobo
    Elections as a  determinant to democratic governance in Africa: A case study of Ghana and Zimbabwe

  • Gloria Alinafe
    KalebeMultipartism and the right to education: the case of Malawi and Nigeria

  • Mwabi Mphombo Kaluba
    Realising the right of widows to inherit property: A comparative study of Malawi and South Africa

  • Juliet Kekimuli
    An assessment of the implementation of the right to health of children with disabilities in Uganda

  • Juma Khamis Khamis
    The conflict between the AU and the ICC about the impunity of African leaders: Understanding the roots and proposing the possibilities of a way out

  • Valerie Lyaka Kutima
    Party politics and ethnicity: A case study of Kenya and Nigeria

  • Aminata Awa Bousso Ly
    Child pregnancy and its human rights implications for the girl child: A case study of Senegal

  • Ibo Mahad Mohamoud
    Both refugees but different status: Case study of Somaliland

  • Kago Rapula Mokotedi
    Constitutional design and the realisation of human rights in Botswana: Challenges and prospects

  • Nonhlanhla Mokwena
    Harmful cultural practices in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal provinces of South Africa: The cases of Ukuthwala and Ukungena

  • Achero David Mufuayia
    The role of the Commission on revenue allocation in addressing the needs of marginalised communities in Kenya: A comparative approach with reference to the South African financial and fiscal commission
  • Grace Mukulwamutiyo
    The global financial crisis and its impact on human rights: A case study of Ghana & Zambia

  • Edward Kahuthia Murimi
    Slum upgrading in Kenya: A double-edged sword for the right to adequate housing

  • Joshua Kembero Ogega
    Reconceptualising stakeholders in corporate governance to realise the right to development: A case study of Kenya and Botswana

  • Geoffrey Ogwaro
    Road accident deaths and the right to life: the case of South Africa and Uganda

  • Chairman Macaulay Okoloise
    Corporate violation of the right to health of gold miners and local communities in Ghana and Nigeria: Coupling multileveled standards for enhanced protection

  • Khuraisha Patel
    Realising  the  right  to  equality  in  refugee  law:  A  call  for  the inclusion of gender as a ground of persecution in refugee law

  • Lamoussa Sawadogo
    The implementation of socio-economic rights of the children in street situation in Mauritius: the rights to health and education

  • Masekara Valeria Sekoanketla
    Gender inequality in private sector employment in Lesotho: A call for intervention
  • Bouillon Nastasia Thebaud
    Producing equality. Women’s Land Tenure and the Right to Food in Africa: Insights from Ethiopia and Kenya

  • Annalena Wuerz
    An African cure to the cancer in our system‐Using the Malabo Protocol to fight sexual exploitation by UN Peacekeepers on a regional basis?


Class of 2014 - Topics

  • Ramy Abdou
    The protection of personal data: a comparative analysis between the European Union, African Union and South Africa data protection framework

  • Bacha Muleta
    Trafficking and smuggling of Ethiopian women and children to the Middle East: fundamental rights and freedoms at stake and responses from the Ethiopian government

  • Musu Sawo
    Child marriage: The Gambian response

  • Michael Nyarko
    The right to property and compulsory land acquisition in Ghana: An analysis of the laws and policies towards greater protection.

  • Nyabira Christopher
    Devolution and the political inclusion of ethnic minorities: The Kenyan case

  • Mariam Kamunyu
    Negotiated management: advancing the right to demonstrate in Kenya and Nigeria

  • Lucyann Thuo
    A call for inclusion: implementing universal standards on political participation for persons with intellectual disabilities in Kenya

  • Darsheenee Raumnauth
    The interplay of international human rights law and politics: An analysis of the responsibilities of UK and Mauritius towards the Chagos Islanders

  • Diana Ricardo
    The African standby force and transnational armed groups in Africa

  • Seun Bakare
    The impact of activities of armed groups on the realisation of the child’s right to education: Boko Haram as an example

  • Adebayo Okeowo
    A binding treaty on business and human rights a critique of the Human Rights Council's resolution

  • Bamisaye Oyetola 
    Protection of right to life of demonstrators: An analysis of Nigerian law

  • Denyse Amahirwe
    Children’s right to a name: some lessons from Africa

  • Tejan Deen
    Freedom of expression and international limitation standards: Seditious libel in Sierra Leone

  • Sally Hurt
    Facilitating trade but trading rights? Formulating a human rights-­based approach to trade agreements in Africa

  • Petronell Kruger
    An analysis of the consequences of social and economic rights on domestic tax policy: A case study of the South African tax pegging policy
  • Pearl Mehlo
    Reigniting the universalism debate in the context of trokosi

  • Boutros Biel
    Transitional justice beyond criminal trials: The case of South Sudan

  • Victor Lowilla
    Calls for better INGO accountability: Romantic sentiments or a loud siren?

  • Agne Hyera s
    Examining child mortality as a violation of children’s rights to health and to life, survival and development: a comparative study of Tanzania and Nigeria

  • Alphonce Mbuya
    An examination of economic, social and cultural rights in the Tanzanian constitution
  • Lucius Njiti
    The relationship between the Protocol Establishing the Criminal Jurisdiction of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Rome Statute Establishing the International Criminal Court: A critical analysis of the treatment of the question of immunity from prosecution

  • Opoka Akello
    Environmental protection in oil exploration and production: A case study of Nigeria and Uganda

  • Mugambe Nalumansi
    Rights of children with primary caregivers In prison: A critical examination of Uganda’s obligations

  • Bakasa Gamuchirayi Mandangu
    Interception of communication by the state and the right to privacy and freedom of expression: A case study of Zimbabwe

  • Kudzani Ndlovu
    From independence to ashes: Disarmament, demobilisation, reintegration, military transformation and the civil war in South Sudan


Class of 2013 - Topics

  • Ntabaza Akonkwa
    The role of elections in the realisation of the right to democratic governance in Africa: A case study of Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Nadeche Andrianasolo
    The girl child marriage practice in Madagascar: A critical analysis

  • Miriam Azu
    The role of the judiciary in strengthening democratic governance in Africa: An examination of the resolution of the recent presidential election disputes in Ghana and Kenya 

  • Eric Bizimana
    Assessing the protection of child offenders in Burundian criminal law: International human rights law perspective

  • Solomon Cobbinah
    Labelling and framing disability:  A content analysis of newspapers in Uganda

  • Linette Du Toit
    Unemployment in South Africa: Is a constitutional right to work the answer?

  • Rashid Dumbuya
    Access to maternal healthcare in Sierra Leone: A critical examination of Sierra Leone’s free health care programme and its impact on maternal mortality

  • Precious Eriamiatoe
    Business and children: Ensuring corporate accountability for violations of children’s rights in Nigeria

  • Ali Farah
    The realisation of gender equality in Somalia conflict between culture, religion and the constitution

  • Thierry Gatete
    Strategic advocacy as a means to realise human rights in Africa: An analysis of three prevalent advocacy models as applied by non-government organisations in Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda

  • Anwar Gubara
    Impact of violating the right to life, safety and security during armed conflicts, the case of Darfur

  • Rahel Hassen
    The right to language in international human rights law and its protection under the federal and regional constitutions in Ethiopia 

  • Nora Ho Tu Nam
    The autonomous status of Rodrigues and its impact on development: a comparative analysis 

  • Lizwe Jamela
    Criminal law responses to HIV status or perceived status: An analysis of the effects of HIV specific criminal law provisions in Zimbabwe

  • Adrian Jjuuko
    In a quest for the realisation of the right to health in Uganda: The case for strengthening the existing anti-corruption regulatory framework

  • Daphine Kabagambe
    An analysis of the legal, policy and institutional frameworks on the right to water in Uganda
  • Modi Kenyi
    The need for enhanced protection from child abuse: A comparative study of the legal framework in South Sudan and Senegal

  • Majalihloho Matsoha
    Going beyond access to primary education: An examination of the right to primary education in Lesotho and lessons from Ghana

  • Ticklay Mukosiku
    Balancing the protection of freedoms of expression and assembly and the imperative for public order management: insights from Uganda and Zambia

  • Duncan Munabi
    Examining the obligation to protect the right to food for pastoralists in northern Kenya

  • Tshepiso Ndzinge-Makhamisa
    Disability and Botswana 17 years after the 1996 national policy on the care of people with disabilities: Are we at crossroads?

  • Ruusa Ntinda
    The Namibian disability framework: A critical analysis for the effective implementation of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  • Obiageli Oraka
    Assessing the AU/ICC relationship towards greater collaborations in promoting peace and security in Africa: A case study of Sudan

  • Jane Serwanga
    Enhancing judicial capacity for adjudication of human rights disputes in the extractive industry-lessons for Kenya

  • Celly Valla
    Enhancing the right to education of the girl-­child in Uganda by addressing sexual and reproductive health issues

  • Cyphas Williams
    Cultural dilemma: case studies of the ‘poro’ and ‘bondo’ secret societies in Sierra Leone


Class of 2012 - Topics

  • Freda Apio
    The doctrine of political question and the judicial protection of the right to health in Uganda

  • Benedicta Armah
    The right of women with psycho-social disabilities to access mental health care in South Africa: A critical analysis

  • Dennis Armah
    The prospects and challenges of a regional human rights mechanism for corporate responsibility in Africa

  • Ashwanee Budoo
    The protection of the rights of unaccompanied migrant children in Mozambique
  • Albab Ayalew
    African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights: Prospects and challenges of prosecuting unconstitutional changes of government as an international crime

  • Johannes Banda
    Protection of the rights of persons living with cognitive disabilities in the context of HIV & AIDS under the African human rights system

  • Samuel Abraha
    The protection of stateless persons in the African human rights system

  • Djibril Cher
    Assessing the legality of the use of force by Ethiopia and Kenya in Somalia

  • Esete Faris
    The impact of party dominance on the role of parliamentary oversight for the protection of human rights in Ethiopia
  • Megan Geldenhuys
    The effectiveness of competition law as a mechanism for the protection of the right to food in an African context

  • Chisomo Kaufulu
    Strengthening the design and implementation of economic sanctions within the framework of international human rights law: A critical appraisal   

  • Barbara Kitui
    The apprehended right: prisoners’ right to vote in Africa  

  • Henry Komakech
    The role of the East African Court of Justice in the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights in Uganda

  • Josua Loots
    The World Bank and human rights: The potential of the safeguard policies

  • Thabiso Mavuso
    The African Union’s right of intervention to restore legitimate order: Human protection or regime entrenchment?

  • Onthatile Moeti
    The implications of the international trade in hazardous waste on the right to a satisfactory environment: the need for reform

  • Ofentse Motlhasedi
    Tackling politically motivated sexual violence: A case study of violence against women in Zimbabwe

  • Patience Musonda
    Human rights assessment on the reintegration of child soldiers in Uganda 

  • Tadala Muyaya
    Protecting the right to adequate housing - the duty of the state to provide protection over arbitrary execution on mortgaged residential property in Malawi

  • Satang Nabaneh
    A purposive interpretation of article 14(2)(c) of the African Women’s Protocol to include abortion on request and for socio-economic reasons  

  • Walter Ochieng
    Devolution of government in Kenya as a means of engendering public participation in governance 

  • Paul Ogendi
    Safeguarding access to essential generic medicines in Kenya’s anti-counterfeit Act: implementing P.A.O & 2 others v AG decision 

  • Ibrahim Nurudeen
    Paved with good intentions? The African union counter-terrorism agenda 

  • Romola Adeola
    State responsibility to prevent development-induced displacements – implementing article 10 of the Kampala Convention  

  • Tabitha Saoyo
    Prospects and challenges of enforcing presidential term limits in Africa through regional instruments 

  • Peter Shughuru
    Sexual violence and access to justice for persons with disabilities in Tanzania and South Africa

  • Melanie Smuts
    Analysing the negotiation and implementation process of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement on the Sudan question: Lessons learnt   

  • Seth Wekesa
    County government and rights of marginalised ethnic minorities in Kenya: Evaluating the potential benefits and challenges of devolution  

  • Frank Yankam Lemdjo
    Examining the human rights implications of the political prohibition clause of the world bank operations in Africa


Class of 2011 - Topics

  • Abdurazak Abdu
    The need for the political representation of persons with disabilities in Ethiopia

  • Oluwatomilola Adewoye
    Socio-economic rights litigation as a means to engendering social change in South Africa: An introduction and context.

  • Nkeiruka Aduba
    Million flickering embers: A multidisciplinary analysis of child mortality in Uganda

  • Ayalew Assefa
    The impact of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Protocol on the Rights of Women on the South African judiciary

  • Victor Ayeni
    Domestic impact of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa: A case study of Nigeria

  • Johannes Buabeng-Baidoo
    ‘Human rights do not stop at the border’: A critical examination of the fundamental rights of irregular migrants to South Africa

  • Thompson Chengeta
    Are U.S. drone targeted killings within the confines of the law?

  • Enoch Chilemba
    A critical appraisal of the right to primary education of children with disabilities in Malawi

  • Busisiwe DeyI
    When rights collide with reality: An argument for a dialogic approach by the Africa Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights to the ‘effective remedy’ principle based on a distributive justice ethos

  • Emma Lubaale
    A human rights-based approach to child labour in Africa: Challenges and prospects in South Africa

  • Roopanand Mahadew
    The African Union’s responsibility to protect in the Libyan crisis 2011   

  • Esau Mandipa
    A critical analysis of the legal and institutional frameworks for the realisation of the rights of persons with disabilities in Zimbabwe 

  • Frank Mchomvu
    Prevalence of conflicts over the legitimacy of elections in Africa: Can the regional economic communities (RECs) provide a panacea? A case study of ECOWAS and SADC

  • Gift Mileji
    ‘Power-sharing government mechanisms’ are they a solution or an obstacle to democratisation in Africa? A focus on South Africa and Zimbabwe 

  • Sylvie Namwase
    The principle of legality and prosecution of international crimes in domestic courts: Lessons from Uganda

  • Charles Nguena
    The role of the economic community of Centre African states in the maintenance of peace and security in Central Africa

  • Paulo Nhancale
    Reform of legal protection of persons with disabilities in Mozambique

  • Berry Nibogora
    The right to reparations in  the context of transitional justice: Lessons for Burundi from South Africa, Chile, Peru and Colombia

  • Akho Ntanjana
    Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and women – The implementation of Article 10(3) of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in South Africa
  • Gina Nyalugwe
    A human rights-based approach to the psychiatric treatment of mental illness among prisoners in Uganda 

  • Ivy Nyarang’o
    The role of the judiciary in the protection of sexual minorities in Kenya

  • Charlotte Oloya
    Decentralisation as a tool in managing the ethnic question: A case study of Uganda

  • Kevashinee Pillay
    The effectiveness of local integration as a durable solution: The situation of Mauritanian refugees in Senegal

  • Jean Rubagumya
    Application of international human rights instruments (IHRIs) by domestic courts: A comparative study of Rwanda and Ghana

  • Diana Salewi
    The killing of persons with albinism in Tanzania: A social-legal inquiry

  • Ella Scheepers
    A framework convention on global health: A tool for empowering the HIV/AIDS movements in South Africa and Senegal

  • Doris Sonsiama
    A critical analysis of the jurisprudence of the Special Court for Sierra Leone on the use of child soldiers  

  • Meskerem Techane
    Where is the African Charter?: Assessing the impact of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Mauritius

  • Christine Umubyeyi
    Access to justice in civil matters: A critical analysis of legal representation of minors under guardianship in Rwanda

  • Isabela Warioba
    The first-past-the-post electoral system versus proportional representation in Africa: A comparative analysis


Class of 2010 - Topics

  • Lahyerou Ag Aly
    The rights of the indigenous peoples to self Determination: Attempts to address the violation of human rights with specific reference to Mali

  • Ernest Ako
    The debate on sexual minority rights in Africa: A comparative analysis of the situation in South Africa, Uganda, Malawi and Botswana

  • Marian Atta-Boahene
    Divorce in Ghana: An examination of women’s ‘property rights

  • Melhik Bekele
    Counter-terrorism and the suppression of political pluralism: An examination of the Anti-terrorism Proclamation of Ethiopia

  • Bubala Chibonnta
    A comparative analysis of judicial independence in Zambia and South Africa: Security of tenure, appointment and removal procedures

  • Rumbidzai Dube
    Fighting unconstitutional changes of government or merely politicking? A critical analysis of the African Union response

  • Mohamed Farah
    The tension between the right to external self-determination and territorial integrity in Africa: Somaliland as a case study

  • Melody Ginamia
    Access to land and land rights in post-conflict societies in Uganda: A perspective on women’s and children’s rights

  • Martha Guraro
    Furthering justice or promoting impunity? A critical analysis of the proposed criminal jurisdiction in the African Court of Justice and Human Rights

  • Obonye Jonas
    A critical appraisal of the mutual engagement of African states in the African Peer Review and universal periodic review mechanisms: A human rights perspective

  • Ophilia Karumuna
    Protection of witnesses in cases referred by the ICTR to Rwanda 
  • Lindiwe Khumalo-Matse
    The right to development: A collective African response to China’s modus operandi in Africa?

  • Ivy Kihara
    The Impact of terrorism and counter-terrorism on the right to education

  • Mathias Kisegu
    Constitutional protection of the right to education in Tanzania and South Africa: A comparative study

  • Emerson Lopes
    Human rights in tourism: Effectiveness of the legal framework for tourism in Mozambique upon the realization of the right to development of local communities

  • Mandala Mambulasa
    The non-regulation of the health insurance industry and Its potential impact on the rights to health and life: A comparative analysis of Malawi and South Africa

  • Americo Marindze
    Diplomatic protection and xenophobic violence in South Africa: The case for reparation to Mozambican victims

  • Marrah Augustine
    Enquiring into the contributions of African philosophic conceptualisations of human rights to the modern discourse of human rights

  • Tem Fuh Mbuh
    Election management in Cameroon: Can elections Cameroon (ELECAM) turn the tide of flawed elections?

  • Bruno Menzan
    Determining the impediments to the efficiency and effectiveness of the national human rights commission of Côte d’Ivoire: are the Paris Principles a panacea?

  • Linda Mtshali
    The protection of women’s rights in Africa through national human rights institutions (NHRIs): A case study of Ghana and the Republic of South Africa

  • Wanjiku Nyoike-Mugo
    The power of song: An analysis of the power of music festivals or concerts as a tool for human rights education in Africa

  • Beatrice Odallo
    An analysis of the post-2007 general election conflict mediation process in Kenya

  • Flora Ogbuitepu
    Seeking an effective national supervisory institution on the implementation of children’s rights in Africa

  • Ajibike Okunbolade
    A comparative analysis of the role of sub-national parliaments in international human rights law in Nigeria and South Africa

  • Nicholas Orago
    Interrogating the competence of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights to review the African Union Assembly’s decisions for compliance with human rights

  • Desset Teferi
    The role of civil society organisations in the realisation of human rights in Africa and the effect of regulatory mechanisms on their functions: Ethiopia and Ghana in perspective 
  • Dieu-Donne Wedi-Djamba
    Bread and peace for the Democratic Republic of Congo: Is decentralisation the answer? 

  • Nicole Whittaker
    Human rights implementation and compliance: Prospects for realising the AU convention on internally displaced persons in Uganda


Class of 2009 - Topics

  • Kassie Abebe Adem
    The power of indigenous peoples to veto development activities: The right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) with specific reference to Ethiopia

  • Abdi Jibril Ali
    The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and the regional economic communities: The need for co-operation

  • Evelyne Asaala
    Exploring transitional justice as a vehicle for social and political transformation in Kenya

  • Maria Usang Assim
    In the best interest of children deprived of a family environment: A focus on Islamic kafalah as an alternative care option

  • Patricia Atim
    ‘The prodigal child’: A legal inquiry into the mechanisms for rehabilitation and reintegration of juvenile detainees: Lessons from Mauritius

  • Conrad Mugoya Bosire
    A dry udder in the milk season? Natural resource exploitation in Africa: Realising the right to economic benefit for host communities

  • Mitiku Mekonnen Chere
    The recognition of language rights under international human rights law: Analysis of its protection in Ethiopia and Mauritius

  • Chongo Chitupila
    Gold between their legs? Trafficking in women for sexual exploitation: An analysis of the SADC response at national and regional level

  • Claudio Castigo Foquico
    Trade liberalisation and human rights protection under the SADC

  • Rishi Kumarsingh Hardowar
    Improving domestic enforcement of socio-economic rights through international law: Ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by South Africa

  • Bernadette Iyodu
    Culture, participation and the right to development: the pastoralist dilemma – The Karamoja case study 

  • Sylvie Kawera
    Proportional representation electoral system and conflict management in divided societies. The case of Rwanda and Kenya

  • Kamara Kone
    Pollution in Africa: A new toxic waste colonialism? An assessment of compliance of the Bamako Convention in Cote d’Ivoire

    Zwelibanzi Lunga
    Yielding to Marketocracy? Assessing the ruggie framework on business and human rights

  • Farida Aligy Ussen Mamad
    Forced sterilization of women living with HIV/AIDS in Africa

  • Simangele Mavundla
    Access to legal abortion by rape victims as a reproductive health right: Case study Swaziland and Ethiopia

  • Mwajuma Kitoi Msangi
    A socio-legal analysis of the challenges to a durable return and reintegration of refugees: The case of Rwanda

  • Tom Mulisa
    Public participation in constitution-making: A critical assessment of the Kenyan experience

  • Anchinesh Shiferaw Mulu
    Legal protections to victims of transnational trafficking: The case of Ethiopia and Mozambique

  • Lucyline Nkatha Murungi
    Revisiting the role of sub-regional courts in the protection of human rights in Africa
  • Joao Valentim Nhampossa
    Challenges to the implementation and enforcement of socio-economic rights in Mozambique

  • Mercy Waithira Njoroge
    Ships passing in the night? Opportunities to integrate the African Peer Review Mechanism early warning findings within the African Union peace and security Architecture

  • James Nkuubi
    When ‘messiahs’ turn ‘persecutors’: reflecting on the blocked transition of liberation movements in Africa-case study of ZANU-PF

  • Norton Fleur
    The role of the law in confronting marital rape (a case study of Ghana)

  • Chinedu Yves Nwagu
    Counter-terrorism and human rights protection in Uganda: Preventing wrongs without violating rights

  • Victoria Uchechukwu Okwor
    Where are the mothers? Interrogating maternal mortality as a violation of the rights to life and health: A Nigerian and Ethiopian perspective

  • Krishna Sham Seegobin
    The human rights implications of the ‘best loser system’ in Mauritius and prospect of reform

  • Bright Theu
    The law of self-determination (secession in perspective): Way forward after Kosovo and Southern Sudan

  • Nicole Ismene Zarifis
    The realization of victims’ rights to reparations: Assessing the need for a comprehensive reparations program in Uganda


Class of 2008 - Topics

  • Adda Kaone Angula
    Partakers or spectators? An analysis of civil society participation in the formulation of environmental policy and legislation in Uganda

  • Tareri Avwomakpa
    A rights-based approach to indigenous minorities: Focus on the Urhobo and Ogoni peoples of the Niger Delta in Nigeria

  • Rosemary Ngabirano Bareebe
    Alternative sentencing of parent offenders and implications on the rights of the child in Uganda’s criminal justice system

  • Japheth Kiplangat Biegon
    The advent of unholy alliances? Coalition governments in the aftermath of disputed elections and electoral violence in Africa: A case study of Kenya

  • Bonolo Ramadi Dinokopila
    Beyond affiliate status: Extrapolating the participation of national human rights institutions in the Workings of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

  • Dumisani Dlamini
    The right to freedom of association in Swaziland: A critique
  • Fernandez Todd
    Corruption, no rule of law, no democracy: Could separately elected attorneys general in a divided executive give Africa new hope?

  • Fasil Gessesse
    A human rights approach to solving water conflicts over the use of trans-boundary rivers: Focus on the Nile Basin

  • Mohamed Hersi
    The possibilities of international prosecution against the former Somali military regime for human rights abuses in Somaliland from 1981 to 1991: Establishing individual criminal and civil responsibility under international law

  • Rhoda Igweta
    The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the promotion and protection of prisoners’ rights: An analysis

  • Oluborode Jegede Ademola
    The African Union peace and security architecture: Can the Panel of the Wise make a difference?

  • Victor Jere
    The right to equality in the workplace for persons with physical disabilities in Malawi: Does the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities offer any hope?

  • Mohamed Kamara
    Law enforcement and human rights in post-conflict African societies. The case of Sierra Leone

  • Matilda Lasseko
    Human rights implications of including services in economic partnership agreements: The case of banking services in Ghana

  • Hadiza Mahaman
    The use of human rights model to address the problem of health care and reproductive rights of women, most importantly victims of obstetric fistula in Africa

  • Aquinaldo Mandlate
    Democracy in practice: Exploring parliamentary elections in Mozambique
  • Ngcimezile Mbano
    Whether it should be a legally enforceable duty to disclose one’s HIV status to a sexual partner: Critical analysis of Article 14(1)(e) of the African Women’s Protocol

  • Remember Miamingi
    Inclusion by exclusion? An assessment of the justiciability of socio-economic rights under the 2005 Interim National Constitution of The Sudan

  • Charles Mmbando
    Towards the realisation of the right of access to justice: A comparative analysis of the legal aid schemes in Tanzania and Ghana

  • Tazorora Musarurwa
    Creating sustainable democracy in Africa: An African supranational body for the effective supervision of elections in Africa
  • Benedict Nchalla
    The impact of foreign direct investment on socio-economic rights of indigenous peoples: A case study of the Barabaig of Tanzania and the Basarwa of Botswana

  • Peace Ofei
    The International Criminal Court and the principle of complementarity: A comparison of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the situation in Darfur

  • Hilary Ogbonna
    Growing without poverty: The role of good governance and pro-poor growth in the realisation of socio-economic rights and human development in Africa

  • Azubike Onuora-Oguno
    Assessing the rights of the indigenous child to education- a case study of the Batwa in Uganda

  • Angela Padua
    An analysis of African Union mechanisms for women participation in peacebuilding and decision making after post-conflict situations: The case of Mozambique and Rwanda

  • Itumeleng Shale
    Who is watching who? Regulation of media and freedom of expression in Uganda: A critical analysis of the Press and Journalists Act 1995

  • Sarah Swart
    Unaccompanied minor refugees and the protection of their socio-economic rights under human rights law

  • Mensenbet Tadeg
    The right to development as a normative framework for the human rights obligations of international financial institutions

  • Tessema Samuel
    Competition to attract foreign direct investment through tax Incentives as a threat for the realisation of socio-economic rights in Africa

  • Clare Ukuni
    Un-triggering the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court: The Ugandan referral of the situation concerning the Lord’s Resistance Army in Northern Uganda to the International Criminal Court

  • Wilhelmina Wicomb
    Testing the water while the house is on fire: A critical approach to the African Union conflict management system

  • Serge Zelezeck
    Popular participation for disempowerment? Democratic constitution-making in the context of African liberal democracy


Class of 2007 - Topics

  • Patricia Okiria Achan
    The internal displacement crisis in Africa: Implementation of national and international law on the child marriage phenomenon in Uganda

  • Ruth Esemeje Adegbola
    Children’s rights in Africa: An appraisal of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights And Welfare of the Child

  • Horace Segnonna Adjolohoun
    The ‘right to reparation’ as applied under the African Charter by Benin’s Constitutional Court

  • Akinola Ebunolu Akintayo
    The role of human rights lawyers in rights based approach to reduction of poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Tikikel Tadele Alemu
    The African Charter on Democracy, Elections And Governance: A normative framework for analysing electoral democracy in Africa

  • Bizimana Syldie
    A critical analysis of the right to education for refugee children in Great Lakes: The case study of Burundi

  • Chabane Polo Evodia
    Enforcement powers of national human rights institutions: A case study of Ghana, South Africa and Uganda

  • Anthony Chima Diala
    Judicial activism in South Africa’s Constitutional Court: Minority protection or judicial illegitimacy?

  • Buhle Angelo Dube
    Protection of the rights of persons living with disabilities under the African human rights system

  • Geraldine Geraldo
    Labour rights and free trade zones in Mozambique and Namibia: A crippling cocktail?

  • Girma Dejene Janka
    The realization of the right to housing in Ethiopia

  • Virginia Njeri Kamau
    Achieving sustainable development and indigenous rights in Africa: Tensions and prospects

  • Rino Kamidi
    A legal response to child trafficking in Africa: A case study of South Africa and Benin

  • Grace Kazoba Kamugisha
    Exploring the legal implications of the trips trademark rules on the consumers’ right to health in Africa

  • Victor Okoth Ogwang Lando
    Rethinking Kenya’s anti-corruption strategies: Lessons from Botswana

  • Innocent Maja
    Towards the protection of minority languages in Africa
  • James Kinyasi Millya
    The impact of direct foreign and local investment on indigenous communities in East Africa: A case study of the Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania

  • Gladys Wanjiru Mwariri
    The impact of international trade and investment policies on the labour rights of export processing zones’ workers: The case of Kenya

  • Kameldy Neldinjaye
    Challenging impunity in northern Uganda: the tension between amnesties and the principle of international criminal responsibility
  • Polycarp Forkum Ngufor
    Police corruption in Cameroon and Uganda: a comparative analysis

  • Estelle Nkounkou Ngongo
    Protection of children’s rights in peacekeeping missions: Analysis of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse

  • Lerato Rammule
    International parental child abductions- remedial mechanisms within the African human rights system
  • Rosemary Sengendo
    Exploring, understanding and finding solutions to the conflict in Northern Uganda through the African democratic audit

  • Ololade Olakitan Shyllon
    The right to the return of African cultural heritage: A human rights perspective

  • David Charles Simonsz
    In search of international tort law: Civil liability of arms manufacturers for indirect sales to embargoed conflict zones

  • Douglas Karekona Singiza
    Exorcising the antiquity spirit of intolerance: possibilities and dilemmas of decriminalising sodomy laws in Uganda

  • Mizanie Abate Tadesse
    HIV testing from an African human rights system perspective: An analysis of the legal and policy framework of Botswana, Ethiopia and Uganda
  • Armand Tanoh
    The role of the Peace and Security Council and the Assembly of Head of States and Government of the African Union in pursuit of democratisation in Africa


Class of 2006 - Topics

  • John Osogo Ambani
    Oval slides in triangular spaces? Anchoring national human rights institutions in ‘tripartite’ Commonwealth Africa

  • Rebecca Amollo
    A critical reflection on the African Women's Protocol as a means to combat HIV/AIDS among women in Africa

  • Jean-Baptiste Baribonekeza
    Political participation of refugees as a means to realize the right to repatriation: The search for a durable solution to the refugee problem in Africa

  • Jennifer Nellie Beckley
    Towards the realisation of the right to a fair hearing of child offenders in post-conflict Sierra Leone

  • Eskedar Abebe Bekele
    Implications of ECOSOCC’s mandate for the promotion and protection of human rights in Africa: Inquiry into the relationship between ECOSOCC and the human rights organs of the African Union

  • Sonkita Conteh
    Inhibiting ‘progressive realisation’? The effect of privatisation on the right to water in Senegal and South Africa

  • Solomon Tamarabrakemi Ebobrah
    Towards effective realisation of the right to a satisfactory environment in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights: A case for domestic horizontal application

  • Kenechukwu Chimobi Esom
    Twice traumatised: Assessing the unaccompanied refugee child’s rights to family unity and reunification

  • Mariam Hamidu
    The open-door approach to locus standi by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in respect of its non-state complaints procedure: In need of reform?

  • Roselyn Hanzi
    Sexual abuse and exploitation of the girl child through cultural practices in Zimbabwe: A human rights perspective

  • Sehen Bekele Hirpo
    The Pan-African Parliament: Its promise for human rights and democracy in Africa

  • Luis Edgar Francisco Huamusse
    The right of sexual minorities under the African human rights system

  • Lloyd Kuveya
    The effectiveness and propriety of friendly settlements in the African regional system: A comparative analysis with the Inter-American and European regional systems

  • Inonge Kwenda
    Infrequent and inadequate reporting under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights: The African Peer Review Mechanism as a solution

  • Grace Wakio Maindi
    The African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council: An evaluation of its mandate of facilitating civil society participation in the African Union

  • Thabang Masingi
    Academic freedom in Africa: A case for the interpretation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights as providing protection for the human right to academic freedom

  • Phebe Clement Mavungu
    For an effective implementation of reparation of the victims of gross and systematic human rights violations: The case study of Sierra Leone and lessons for the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Eleke Irene Desiree Mbengue
    Effective reintegration of female child soldiers: Reality or rhetoric? Case study of Northern Uganda

  • Gladys Thitu Mirugi-Mukundi
    The impact of corruption on governance: An appraisal of the practice of the rule of law in Kenya

  • Benjamin Jonas Motika
    Towards effective implementation of children’s rights in Tanzania: Lessons and opportunities from Ghana and South Africa

  • Florence Mwananyanda Muleya
    Fumbling under the veil: Access to information and democracy: The Zambian case

  • Anganile Willie Amon Mwenifumbo
    Silver bullet or not?: The impact of agricultural biotechnology on the right to food in Africa

  • Maurice Kouadio N'dri
    Critical analysis of victims’ rights before international criminal justice

  • Edward Odhiambo Okello
    Guaranteeing the independence of election management bodies in Africa: A study of the electoral commissions of Kenya and South Africa

  • Herbert Rubasha
    Accommodating diversity: Is the doctrine of margin of appreciation as applied in the European Court of Human Rights relevant in the African human rights system?

  • Ibrahima Sidibe
    Freedom of belief at the crossroad of civilisations, an Islamic perspective, and its impact on Africa: the cases of Egypt and Nigeria

  • Tebello Thabane
    Bridging the gap between de jure and de facto parliamentary representation of women in Africa: Lessons from Rwanda and South Africa

  • Tesfamicael Negash Tsegay
    Accomplishments, shortcomings and challenges: Evaluation of the Special Court for Sierra Leone

  • William Tumwine
    The role of public opinion in court decisions on the legality of the death penalty: A look at Uganda and South Africa

  • Mbololwa Wamunyima
    Constitution making in Zambia: The need for a new perspective

  • Simon Mebrahtu Weldehaimanot
    New architecture for the un human rights treaties monitoring mechanisms: Merging and partitioning the committees


Class of 2005 - Topics

  • Prudence Acirokop
    Pitied and then ignored: International response to the plight of children in armed conflict: The case of Uganda

  • Anti Okyerebea Ampofo
    The impact of intra-party democracy on democratisation in Africa: A case study of Ghana

  • Yoseph Mulugeta Badwaza
    Public interest litigation as practised by South African human rights NGOs: Any lessons for Ethiopia

  • Frenesh Tessema Belay
    A critical analysis of the non-derogable rights in a state of emergency under the African system: The case of Ethiopia and Mozambique
  • Chacha Bhoke
    Genocide: A critical analysis of the Darfur conflict in Sudan

  • Janet Apelles Chambo
    The principle of non-refoulement in the context of refugee operation in Tanzania

  • Nyasha Constance Chingore
    Rethinking the right to vote: HIV/AIDS and its impact on electoral participation in sub-Saharan Africa

  • Sarai Eunice Chisala
    Protecting traditional healing practices in Malawi: Are there lessons to be learnt from South Africa?

  • Joao Miguel Fernandez
    Enforcement of international human rights law in domestic courts in Mozambique and Ghana

  • Zandile Sebenzile Gabela
    The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) case as a model for the protection of the right to health in Africa, with particular reference to South Africa and Cameroon

  • Tafadzwa Mapfumo
    Whither to, the judiciary in Zimbabwe? A critical analysis of the human rights jurisprudence of the Gubbay and Chidyausiku Supreme Court benches in Zimbabwe and comparative experiences from Uganda

  • Thulani Rudolph Maseko
    The writing of a democratic constitution in Africa with reference to Swaziland and Uganda

  • Monica Mbaru
    “Disabled women” and the right to work: The case of Kenya

  • Beyam Dawit Mezmur
    Children at both ends of the gun: Towards a comprehensive legal approach to the problem of child soldiers in Africa

  • Jamil Mujuzi
    Safeguarding the right to freedom from torture in Africa: The Robben Island Guidelines

  • Tarisai Mutangi
    Fact-finding missions or omissions: A critical analysis of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and lessons to be learnt from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

  • Michel Ndayikengurukiye
    The international human rights law as a source of law in the Burundian judicial system

  • Francis Nadjita Ngarhodjim
    Sub-regional integration and democratisation in Africa: Critically analysing the approach of the ECOWAS in West Africa

  • Jo Mwiza Nkhata
    The social trust and leadership roles: Revitalising duty bearer accountability in the protection of social and economic rights in Malawi and Uganda

  • Christian Garuka Nsabimana
    The concept of power sharing in the Constitutions of Burundi and Rwanda

  • Iruoma Onyinye Obiokoye
    Eradicating delay in the administration of justice in African courts: A comparative analysis of South African and Nigerian courts

  • Ken Otieno Obura
    Development as a human right: An examination of the right to development under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

  • Ope Adetoro Ogundokun
    A human rights approach to combating corruption in Africa: Appraising the AU Convention using Nigeria and South Africa

  • Steve Odero Ouma
    Federalism as a peacemaking device in Sudan’s interim National Constitution

  • Marie Firdaus Saine
    Protecting the rights of children in trouble with the law: A case study of South Africa and The Gambia

  • Messelo Boris-Ephrem Tchoumavi
    A critical assessment of the possible role of the African Union in Achieving the right to national and international peace and security in Africa

  • Diaz Liliana Trillo
    Protection of access to essential treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda from a human rights perspective


Class of 2004 - Topics

  • Divine Afuba
    The enforcement of detainees´ rights in Africa: A comparative study between Cameroon and South Africa

  • Omowumi Asubiarov
    www.crimesagainstchildren.com: Addressing child pornography via the Internet in Africa

  • Nyaradzo Chari
    Reconceptualising prostitution: Placing prostitutes in Africa within the human rights discourse

  • Maushami Chetty
    The reparation process: Does South Africa live up to its human rights obligations?

  • Christele Diwouta Tiki
    The place of women in the political sphere: A comparative study of Cameroon and South Africa
  • Patrick Eba
    ‘The sins of the saviours’: Formulating a comprehensive and effective response to violations of human rights and humanitarian law committed by ECOMOG peacekeepers

  • Yonatan Fessha
    Who interprets the constitution: A descriptive and normative discourse on the Ethiopian approach to constitutional review

  • Jean Fokwa Tsakack
    In search for direct corporate responsibility for human rights violations in Africa: Which way forward?

  • Edmund Foley
    Taking a critical look at conflict resolution and human rights from the Organisation of African Unity to the African Union

  • Yonas Gebreselassie
    The United Nations and the African Union in the prevention of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Africa: Lessons from Rwanda

  • Isatou Harris
    The protection of the right of women under the African human rights system in light of the HIV/AIDS pandemic: A case study of Mozambique

  • Carmel Jacobs
    New wine in old wineskins? Defining the role of the Women’s Protocol in the protection of widows’ inheritance rights: South Africa and Uganda in focus

  • Redson Kapindu
    The role of poverty reduction strategies in advancing economic and social rights: Malawian and Ugandan experiences

  • Frank Kayitare
    Respect of the right to a fair trial in indigenous African criminal justice systems: The case of Rwanda and South Africa

  • Paul Mugemangango
    Immunity from prosecution for genocide, a crime against humanity and war crimes: the case of heads of state

  • Bernard Mugisha
    The rights of women and children as internally displaced persons: The case of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

  • Godfrey Musila
    Whistling past the graveyard: Amnesty and the right to an effective remedy under the African Charter: The case of South Africa and Moçambique

  • Abraham Mwansa
    Election politics and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD): Comparing the 2001 elections in Zambia and Uganda

  • Henry Mwebe
    The impact of privatisation on socio-economic rights and services in Africa: The case of water privatisation in South Africa

  • Cheggy Mziray
    The right to peaceful assembly and demonstration in Tanzania: A comparative study with Ghana and South Africa

  • Salima Namusobya
    Helpless within borders: The case for adequate international human rights protection for IDPs in Northern Uganda and the Darfur region of Sudan

  • Rofiah Oyero
    An appraisal of the right to dignity of prisoners and detainees with disabilities: A case study of Ghana and Nigeria

  • Solomon Sacco
    A comparative study of the implementation in Zimbabwe and South Africa of the international law rules that allow compulsory licensing and parallel importation for HIV/AIDS drugs

  • Folusho Shado
    The torn veil: Access to information as a tool for combating corruption with reference to Uganda

  • Kounkine Some
    Governance assessment, a tool for human rights promotion: A critical look at the African Peer Review Mechanism

  • Attiya Waris
    The freedom of the right to religion of minorities: A comparative case study between Kenya and Egypt

  • Joseph Katshung Yav
    Prosecution of grave violations of human rights in light of challenges of national courts and the International Criminal Court: The Congolese dilemm

  • Sisay Yeshanew
    Towards effective human rights education in Africa.


Class of 2003 - Topics

  • Samuel Amponsah-Frimpong
    Truth commissions and the perpetuation of the culture of impunity in Africa: A case study of Ghana and South Africa

  • Priscilla Ankut
    Balancing parental responsibility and state obligation in fulfilling the socio-economic rights of children under the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

  • Abiola
    The African Union (AU) human rights agenda: The panacea to the problem of non-compliance with human rights norms in Africa

  • Takele Bulto
    The efficacy of the state reporting procedure under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

  • Che Chofor
    Christian Educational opportunities for the girl child in Africa: A necessary revisit of the discrimination factor with reference to Egypt, South Africa and Cameroon

  • Solomon Dersso
    Institutionalising the right to self-determination as a human right solution to the problems of ethnic conflict in Africa: The case of Ethiopia and South Africa

  • Lansana Dumbuya
    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in post-conflict Sierra Leone

  • Amani EjamI
    The role of human rights non-governmental organizations in the Africa Union and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development

  • Tarikua Getachew
    Implementation of the right to food and the poverty reduction papers in perspective: The Ethiopian and the South Africa examples

  • Warugurul Kaguongo
    Prisoners’ rights: The role of national human rights institutions in Africa

  • Donnah Kamashazi
    Dealing with rape as a human rights violation under Gacaca justice system

  • Rose Karugonjo
    An analysis of capital punishment in Uganda in light of international standards and comparable case law

  • Piet Letsebe
    Providing for the independence of the judiciary in Africa: A quest for the protection of human rights

  • Leda Limann
    Widowhood rites and the rights of women in Africa: the Ugandan experience

  • Eva Luswata-Kawuma
    Reinvigorating women’s rights in Africa: The case for the special rapporteur and additional protocol

  • Terence Machawira
    The conduct of periodic elections in SADC: An epitome for democracy or a misnomer?

  • Revai Makanje
    Human rights monitoring in Africa: The African peer review and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

  • Isaac Matlawe
    The impact of culture on the right of women to participate in public affairs: A comparative analysis of Swazi and Buganda Kingdoms

  • Christopher Mbazira
    The enforcement of socio-economic rights in the African human rights system: Drawing inspiration from the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and South Africa’s evolving jurisprudence

  • Boitumelo Mmusinyane
    Africa’s environmental protection challenge: Social responsibility and liability of non-state actors

  • Benson Olugbuo
    Implementing the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court domestically: A comparative analysis of strategies in Africa

  • Nimatalie Othman
    The African Union and the right to peace and security

  • Mianko Ramaroson
    The human right of HIV positive persons to non-discrimination in getting life insurance in South Africa

  • Epimaque Rubango Kayihura
    The principle of universal jurisdiction as a tool of international criminal justice: Challenges for Africa

  • Gina Snyman
    Balancing the need to eradicate terrorism while safeguarding human rights: An assessment of the protection of human rights under measures adopted to combat terrorism

  • Lindlyn Tamufor
    Ensuring an effective compensation system for human rights violations by transnational corporations: A case study of apartheid South Africa

  • George Wachira
    Refugee status determination in Kenya and Egypt

  • Debebe Wendimgezahu
    Prosecution of genocide at international and national courts


Class of 2002 - Topics

  • Simeneh Assefa
    The relationship between international human rights law and international human rights before the international tribunals

  • Julie Aullo
    The African Union and conflict management

  • Adeola Bello
    The complementarity between the African Commission and the African Court

  • Fikremarkos Birhanu
    Balancing the right of the accused with measures for protection of victims and witnesses in the international criminal tribunals: The case of the International Tribunal for Rwanda

  • Kealeboga Bojosi
    A critical analysis of the death row phenomenon

  • George Buadi
    The legislature and good governance from a human rights perspective: A comparative study of Ghana and South Africa

  • Paile Chabane
    Exploring the use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to guarantee rights protected under Article 3 of the African Charter

  • Lilian Chenwi
    National human rights institutions: Comparative study of the national commissions of human rights in Cameroon and South Africa

  • Annette Christmas
    The legacy of AIDS: Mother Africa’s orphans: An analysis of the extent to which the South African and Ugandan governments have fulfilled their legal, socio-economic obligations to AIDS orphans

  • Paul Gadenya
    Realising the right to an adequate standard of living through the New Partnership for Africa’s Development

  • Sizakele Hlatshwayo
    The impact of the cultural practices on the advancement of women in Africa: A study of Swaziland and South Africa

  • Bienvenu Houngbedji
    Cooperation of African states with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)

  • Rachel Irura
    Trafficking of women and children in West Africa: Ghana, a case study

  • Thokozani Kaime
    The protection of children from child labour within SADC: Human rights challenges of the regional integration initiative

  • Justin Katushabe
    Justice, truth and reconciliation under Rwandan domestic courts: Specific reference to the traditional Gacaca courts

  • Kifle Daniel
    The international criminal court and the national courts: The principle of complementarity

  • Tshepo Madlingozi
    Moving away from the exclusive reliance on the human rights discourse: Towards sustainable and consolidated democracy in Africa

  • Yvonne Masarakufa
    Discrimination against women in traditional land tenure system – case study of Zimbabwe and Ghana

  • Lungowe Matakala
    Widows in Africa at the crossroads of customary inheritance law and human rights in Africa: The case of Cameroonian and Zambian women

  • Martha Mazhude
    Reconciling domestic labour practices with international standards: A critical look at child labour practices in Zimbabwe and Ghana

  • Sanaty Mohamed
    Le droit a la vie dans les pays Musulmans d’Afrique

  • Mmatsie Mooki
    A critical evaluation of the Draft Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women

  • Lydia Mugambe
    The exceptions to patent rights under the WTO-TRIPs agreement: Where is the right to health guaranteed?

  • Allehone Mulugeta
    Emerging rights language and community knowledge discourse in Africa’s biodiversity protection regime: A case study

  • George Mwaisondola
    The jurisprudential contribution of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda to the development of international humanitarian and human rights law

  • Gloria Nyaki
    Response mechanisms to the sexual violence in refugee camps: Case study of Kibondo Refugee Camps, Tanzania

  • Godfrey Odongo
    Making non-state actors accountable for violations of socio-economic rights: A case study of transnational corporations in the African context

  • Gabriel Shumba
    International standards and the 2000/2 elections in Zimbabwe and Ghana: A critique

  • Magrietha Steyn
    The African Charter: Rights, obligations and responsibilities in the context of HIV/AIDS

  • Lee Stone
    The cultural relativism/universalism debate revisited: Female genital mutilation in Africa.


Class of 2001 - Topics

  • Ehsan Abdelgadir
    Gender violence in conflict situations: The case of abductions of women and children in Sudan

  • Leopoldo Amaral
    Access to the Africa Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Comparative analysis with the Inter-American and European human rights systems

  • Nana Bampoe-Addo
    Strengthening women’s legislative participation in a democratic Africa: A comparative analysis of implementation of international and regional norms on political rights of women by Ghana and South Africa

  • Aarti Brijlall
    Humanitarian intervention under the auspices of the African Union: A solution to the human rights violations in Africa?

  • Manfred Chinamasa
    The Human right to land in Zimbabwe: The legal and extra-legal resettlement processes

  • Danwood Chirwa
    A critical analysis of penalties of the international criminal justice system: A case study of ICTY and the ICTR

  • Kobina Daniel
    Amnesty as a tool of transitional justice: The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission in profile

  • Yvonne Dausab
    Rape and related sexual offences in conflict situations: An examination of existing protection mechanisms at the international level: An African perspective

  • Mashabane Doctor 
    Addressing historic and past injustices and imbalances in land ownership in South Africa: An evaluation of the restitution of land rights process

  • Sabelo Gumedze
    The relationship between the African Court and the African Commission

  • Jean Desire Ingange-Wa-Ingange
    Comparative study of common thematic special rapporteurs of the UN Commission on Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

  • Christina John
    Transitional justice in the DRC: Dealing with gross human rights violations committed during the conflict

  • Lirette Louw
    Hate speech in Africa: Formulating an appropriate legal response for a racially and ethnically divided continent with special reference to South Africa and Rwanda

  • Shenard Mazengera
    Making human rights of the poor people practical in Malawi through a rights based approach to development

  • Fahamu Mtulya
    Human rights and investment in Tanzania: The case study of land rights

  • Robert Mugisha
    The legal response to the 1994 Rwanda genocide: A critical analysis of international and national responses

  • Fredrick Musungu
    The right to health in the global economy: Reading human rights obligations in the patent regime of the WTO-TRIPs agreement

  • Eric Ngonji
    The possible impact of the International Criminal Court on human rights in Africa

  • William Olenasha
    The enforcement of environmental rights: A case study of the new South African constitutional dispensation

  • Oladejo Olowu
    Socio-economic rights in Africa: A critical evaluation of legal protection mechanisms and implementation strategies

  • Julius Osega
    Transitional justice in Rwanda – A case study of fair trial process

  • Ngaitila Phiri
    The contribution of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda to the development and enforcement of international humanitarian law in Africa

  • Miatta Samba
    The proposed Special Court for Sierra Leone and human rights: A comparison with other ad hoc tribunals

  • Ahmed Sidali
    Globalisation and peoples’ right to self-determination: Case study of Western Sahara

  • Sam Sserwanga
    The right to vote and its implementation in Uganda

  • Firew Tiba
    Protection of human rights under Ethiopian federalism and the challenges of legal pluralism

  • Adiam Woldeyohannes
    Female genital mutilation in Eritrea: How best can it be eradicated?

  • Ibrahim Yillah
    Towards a human rights approach to refugee protection in Africa.


Class of 2000 (The Pioneers) - Topics

  • Amir Abdallah
    An analysis of the individual communications mandate of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

  • Rakeb Aberra
    Modern enslavement of women: Legal redress for trafficking in domestic workers in Africa

  • Ekow Baiden
    Litigating socio-economic rights in Ghana

  • Evarist Baimu
    The challenges of implementing the right to education of children with disabilities in Africa: The case study of South Africa

  • Abdullai Charm
    The importance of the domestic protection and promotion of human rights: An examination of the Uganda judiciary and Human Rights Commission since 1995

  • Nono Dihemo
    A critical analysis of state reporting under the ACHPR

  • Aruna Dukhi
    The impact of HIV/AIDS on the rights of AIDS orphans in South Africa – A human rights perspective

  • Tahani El Mobasher
    The Advisory Council for Human Rights as a tool for promoting and protecting human rights in Sudan

  • Idi Gaparayi
    Justice and social reconstruction in the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda: An evaluation of the possible role of the Gacaca tribunals

  • Nega Girmachew
    Using international human rights commissions in augmenting the international and regional mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights

  • Stephen Kafumba
    A study of the application of the doctrine of margin of appreciation in the African human rights system

  • Anthony Kafumbe
    Property rights of customary law wives in domestic relations: A study of the Fanti (Ghana) and Baganda (Uganda)

  • Helen Kanzira
    The independence of national human rights commissions in Africa: A comparative study of the CHRAJ, UHRC and SAHRC

  • Sheila Karani
    Towards strengthening the regional protection of women’s rights in Africa: An analysis of the proposed “Draft Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa” and the “Draft OAU Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Harmful Practices Affecting the Fundamental Human Rights of Women and Girls”

  • Kithure Kindiki
    Humanitarian intervention: An investigation of its legality and application to internal conflicts in Africa

  • Abla Masoperh
    International justice for African women caught in armed conflict: The case study of the ICTR and the promise of the ICC

  • James Matshekga
    The independence of national human rights institutions: A comparative study of the Ugandan and South African human rights commissions

  • Florence Mukamugema
    The role of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in prosecuting crimes of sexual violence committed against Rwandese women in the 1994 Rwanda genocide

  • Ummy Mwalimu
    The socio-economic rights of refugees in Africa: Special focus on children

  • Hope Ndhlovu
    The judiciary in the promotion and protection of human rights: A look at the Zambian and Ugandan experiences

  • Jean Pierre Nkwa
    Corruption and its effects on human rights in Africa

  • Sena Noukpo
    Investigating the independence of national human rights institutions in Africa: Case study of Benin and South Africa

  • Martin Nsibirwa
    Realising the right of children in South Africa to be protected against exploitative child labour

  • Enos Tshivhase
    The impact of import liberalization on the fundamental human right to work: A case study of textiles, clothing and motor vehicle sub-sectors of the manufacturing sector in South Africa and Ghana

  • Morne Van Der Linde
    Holistic Overview: Enhancing international election observations in Africa