Anthony Diala

Dr. Anthony C. Diala is a senior lecturer in the Department of Private Law at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He obtained a PhD from the University of Cape Town (2016), an LLM in human rights and democratization in Africa from the University of Pretoria (2007), a postgraduate diploma from the Nigerian Law School, Abuja (2004), and a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from Enugu State University (2002). He was managing director of the Journal of Comparative Law in Africa until December 2018, University Research Committee Fellow at the University of Cape Town, and head, Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, Madonna University, Nigeria. Aside from academia, Dr. Diala's experience spans the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative, Uganda, and the Justice and Peace Commission, Nigeria. Dr. Diala has research bias for law and development, legal theory, African customary law, human rights, and comparative constitutionalism. His work has been supported by awards from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) of New York, the Institute of International Education (IIE), the South African National Research Foundation (NRF), the German Academic Exchange Service, and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association.

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