The Centre for Human Rights would like to congratulate Prof Michelo Hansungule on being elected as a Commissioner on theInternational Commission of Jurists (ICJ). Prof Hansungule will be serving his second term as Commissioner following his election first in 2009 and then re-election in 2014.

The ICJ is composed of 60 eminent judges and lawyers from all regions of the world, and aims to  promote and protect human rights through the Rule of Law, by using its unique legal expertise to develop and strengthen national and international justice systems.

Prof Hansungule is currently Professor of Human Rights Law at the Centre for Human Rights where he teaches on various Master's programmes and human rights courses. He has taught international human rights law at several universities worldwide including the University of Lund in Sweden, Mahidol University in Thailand, Essex University in the United Kingdom, University of Abo in Finland and University of Malta. He has taught in outreach programmes in over 48 African and non-African countries on human rights protection to judges, lawyers, governments and NGO officials. 

He  is also a member of the independent technical team established to measure the compliance of countries with the governance and human rights requirements of the New Economic Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). He is an Expert Member of the Working Group on Extractive Industries and Human Rights of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, an International Advisor for Kredja International and a Board Member for Minority Rights Group International and UN Women.

In 2013 Prof Hansungule led SADC Lawyers Election Observer Missions in Zimbabwe and Swaziland. He has written a number of publications on human rights, human rights law and diverse legal subjects.


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