People

Directorship

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Werle

Director

Gerhard Werle is Director of the African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice and Professor of German and International Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Contemporary Legal History at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He completed his doctorate and his habilitation at the University of Heidelberg.

He has been an Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape (Cape Town, South Africa) and Director of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice from 2008 to 2018. He is an Honorary Professor at North-West University of Political Science and Law (Xi’an, China) and has been a visiting professor at various universities worldwide, including Columbia Law School, New York; Kansai University, Osaka; University of Sydney; University of Technology, Sydney; University of Cape Town; and University of the Western Cape, Cape Town.

Dr. Aziz Epik, LL.M. (Cambridge)

Deputy Director

Aziz Epik is Deputy Director of the African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice. He studied law at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and subsequently started working as a research fellow to the Chair for German and International Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Modern Legal History of Professor Werle.

He holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His fields of research include, among others, theoretical foundations of German and international criminal law and the law and practice of sentencing.

Dr. Yao Li

Deputy Director

Yao Li is Deputy Director of the African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice. She graduated in law and obtained her PhD degree from the University of Cologne. She was a research fellow at the Institute for International Law and Foreign Public Law in Cologne and at the Chair for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure in Potsdam. Having passed her bar exam, she is now a research fellow at the Chair for German and International Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Modern Legal History at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Professor Werle).

Her research focuses on German and International Criminal Law, Public International Law, and International Refugee Law.

Advisory Board

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Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kemp

Stellenbosch University (South Africa)

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Dr. Sosteness Materu

University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

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Dr. Juliet Okoth

University of Nairobi (Kenya)

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Dr. Marshet Tadesse Tessema

Hawassa University (Ethiopia)

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Dr. Marian Yankson-Mensah

Ghana

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Prof. Dr. Moritz Vormbaum

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany)

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Dr. Charity Wibabara

Rwanda

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Dr. Hannah Woolaver

University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Researchers

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Nicksoni Filbert

Tanzania

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Victoria Olayide Ojo

Nigeria

Administrative Staff

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Anja Schepke

Administration

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Nella Sayatz

Project Coordinator