PhD Projects

Current PhD projects

Brenda Akia (Uganda)
“Criminal Responsibility of Leaders for Sex Crimes under International Law” (Working Title)
(Supervisor: Prof. Werle)

Chiwala Chipeta (Malawi)
“Trials in Absentia in International Criminal Law”
(Supervisor: Prof. Werle)

Jorum Duri (Zimbabwe)
“Deploying Transitional Justice Mechanisms as Anti-Corruption Tools in Africa”
(Supervisor: Prof. Koen)

Nicksoni Filbert Kahimba (Tanzania)
“Towards a Comprehensive Framework for Combating Trafficking in Persons in Tanzania: Challenges and Prospects” (working title)
(Supervisor: Prof. Koen)

Nelly Kamunde (Kenya)
“Corporations in Armed Conflicts: Assessing the Gap in Legal Accountability”
(Supervisor: Prof. Werle)

Selemani Kinyunyu (Tanzania)
“Treaty-based Monitoring of Corruption: An International Comparative Assessment in view of the Emerging African Anti-corruption System
(Supervisor: Prof. Fernandez)

Sagwadi Mabunda (South Africa)
“The legal responses to cybercrime: the South African Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill”
(Supervisor: Prof. Koen)

Bruno Matumbi (Malawi)
“The Symbiosis of International Criminal Prosecution and National Initiatives of Local Justice as Post-Conflict Justice Mechanisms: Reassessing a Possible Middle Ground”
(Supervisor: Prof. Fernandez)

Victoria Olayide Ojo (Nigeria)
“The Boko Haram Violence: Nigerian Domestic Legal Framework and International Criminal Law” (Working Title)
(Supervisor: Prof. Werle)

Thato Rose Toeba (Lesotho)
“Why Anti-Corruption Agencies Fail: Guidelines for Anti-corruption Agencies in Sub-saharan Africa.”
(Supervisor: Prof. Koen)

Completed PhD projects

Marian Yankson (Ghana)
“The National Reconciliation Commission of Ghana”, 2019
(Supervisor: Prof. Werle/Prof. Vormbaum)

Fatuma Mninde-Silungwe (Malawi)
“The Regionalisation of International Criminal Justice in Africa”, 2018
(Supervisor: Prof. Werle)

Seada Hussein Adem (Ethiopia)
“Palestine and the International Criminal Court”, 2018
(Supervisor: Prof. Werle)

Robert Mugagga (Uganda)
“Investigating the efficacy of using transitional justice mechanisms to redress gross violations of human rights in a post conflict Uganda”, 2017
(Supervisor: Prof. Fernandez)

Michael Mukwana (Uganda)
“Self-Referrals to the International Criminal Court (Art. 14 of the Statute of the International Criminal Court): Legal Analysis, Case Studies and Critical Evalutation”, 2017
(Supervisor: Prof. Werle)

Windell Nortje (South Africa)
“The Accountability of Child Soldiers for Crimes under International Criminal Law”, 2017
(Supervisor: Prof. Werle)

Zainabu Mango Diwa (Tanzania)
“Managing the Proceeds of Crime: An Assessment of the Policies of Tanzania, South Africa and Nigeria”, 2017
(Supervisor: Prof. Koen)

Marshet Tadesse Tessema (Ethiopia)
“Prosecution of Politicide in Ethiopia: The Red Terror Trials”, 2016
(Supervisor: Prof. Werle)

Jean Phillipo (Malawi)
“The Forfeiture Regime in Malawi and its Implications for the Combating of Money Laundering”, 2016
(Supervisor: Prof. Fernandez)

Sosteness Materu (Tanzania)
“Prosecution of International Crimes in Relation to Post-Election Violence in Kenya”, 2014
(Supervisor: Prof. Werle)

Charity Wibabara (Rwanda)
“Gacaca Courts versus International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and National Courts: Lessons to Learn from the Rwandan Justice Approaches to Genocide”, 2014
(Supervisor: Prof. Werle)

Daniel Leslie (Nigeria)
“The Legal Regime for Anti-Cyberlaundering”, 2013
(Supervisor: Prof. Fernandez)

Juliet Okoth (Kenya)
“The Crime of Conspiracy in International Criminal Law”, 2012
(Supervisor: Prof. Werle)