Benedict Maige Nchalla - Esq


Mr. Benedict Maige Nchalla, Esq. is a fulltime Member in the Faculty of Law as a Lecturer since 2006 and the incumbent Dean and Chairperson of the Faculty Board. He holds the degrees of Master of Laws (LL.M, 2010) in Public International Law from the prestigious University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, a Master of Laws (LL.M, 2008) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and a Bachelor of Laws  (LL.B (Hons.) - First Class, 2005), from the Tumaini University, Iringa University College, Tanzania. Mr. Nchalla was awarded a certificate of outstanding academic performance (Research Paper) in his LL.B degree. He is also a recipient of prominent awards from the Commonwealth Scholarship Fund, the Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).

Mr. Nchalla has since his first appointment as a Tutorial Assistant in June, 2006 risen to the rank of a full lecturer.

Mr. Nchalla is a qualified Lawyer and a practicing Advocate with Roll No. 2392, a Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths within the Tanzania Mainland jurisdiction and an Accredited Legal Counsel of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. He is an active Member of the Tanganyika Law Society, the Bar Association of Tanzania Mainland and the East Africa Law Society.

Mr. Nchalla has also worked as the Head, Legal Method, Research and Theory Department in the Faculty of Law, a Contributor on the International Law in Domestic Courts Project (Oxford University Press, United Kingdom), a Research Intern at the Amnesty International (Mauritius Section).

Mr. Nchalla has authored a Book, a Book Chapter and numerous journal articles on various legal issues. His main publications include: BM Nchalla & TA Mwakalundwa “Crossing the bridge towards gender equality: Sexual harassment in the public sphere in Tanzania” TUMA Law Review, Volume-4-Number 1-May (2016); BM Nchalla & P Casto “The law of armed conflict and the question of the global war on terror: A critical analysis” TUMA Law Review, Volume-4-Number 1-May (2016); BM  Nchalla“Tanzania’s experience with constitutionalism, constitution making and constitution reform” in  MK Mbondenyi & Tom Ojienda (eds.)  Constitutionalism, constitution making and constitutional reform in Africa: Contemporary perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa(2013) 15-50. Pretoria: Pretoria University Law Press (PULP); BM Nchalla “Waging a war against the status quo: The way forward towards ensuring the mutuality of human rights and development endeavours in Africa” TUMA Law Review, Volume 1-Number 1-November (2012) 47-64; BM  Nchalla Impact of FDI on Socio-Economic Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Africa: The Barabaig and Basarwa (2012).

Mr. Nchalla's expertise lies on the Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes, International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, African Human Rights system, Democracy and Good governance, use of force in international law and Peace keeping.

Mr. Nchalla inter alia lectures the following courses; Human Rights Law, Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Law of Contract, Legal Ethics, Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure and Administrative Law.

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