Hon. Judge. Prof. John Eudes Ruhangisa, is a Tanzania national born in 1959. He holds a Bachelor degree in law (LL.B Hons) 1987 and Masters degree in law (LL.M) 1994 both from the University of Dar es Salaam. In 1998 he graduated with a doctorate degree in law (PhD-Summa Cum Laude Probatis) from the University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies – SOAS).

Prof. Ruhangisa has since worked as part time lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam Faculty of Law (1998-2001), Tumaini University Makumira – TUMA Faculty of Law, (Tanzania) (Sept 2005- July 2017); as visiting professor at Pretoria University - Centre for Human Rights (South Africa), Tanzania Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Law (TGCL) University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Catholic University-CUEA (Nairobi) and The Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD), Kigali, (Rwanda).

Prof. Ruhangisa has enormous experience in legal practice acquired over a period of 30 years as a judicial officer rising from the rank of Resident Magistrate to the Judge of the High Court 1987 – 2017 as well as an academician to the rank of Associate Professor of Law 1998 – to date.


Prof. Ruhangisa is the founding Registrar of the East African Court of Justice a judicial organ of the East African Community where he served for thirteen years (2001 – 2014) before he was appointed Judge of the High Court of Tanzania.


Prof. Ruhangisa has researched, written and published extensively on areas of human rights, constitutional law, environmental law and regional integration. He is now teaching law on full time basis at the Faculty of Law, Tumaini University Makumira, Arusha, Tanzania, holding a position of Associate Professor of Law.

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