Name: Prof John Eudes Ruhangisa
- Associate Professor of Law
- Advocate of the High Court
- Judge of the High Court (Retired)
Mobile: +255 786696888
Office: +255 27 2541034/36
PhD – University of London, (School of Oriental and African Studies-SOAS), UK,
LLM – University of Dar es Salaam
LL.B – University of Dar es Salaam
Membership to Professional Bodies
Tanganyika Law Society
East African Law Society
Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association
Professor John Eudes Ruhangisa is Associate Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law and Head of Department, the Department of International Legal Studies, Commercial Law and Finance Law. He is the founding member of the Faculty of Law that was established in 2005 working on part time basis. Prior to that, Prof Ruhangisa worked as: lecturer Faculty of Law, University of Dar es Salaam 1998 – 2001 (Part Time), Resident Magistrate and Founding Registrar of the High Court of Tanzania (Commercial Division) 1988 – 2001, Founding Registrar of the East African Court of Justice 2001 – 2014. In 2014 he was appointed Judge of the High Court and he served in that capacity up to 2017 when he retired from the services of the government of Tanzania and rejoined Tumaini University Makumira to work on full time basis in the Faculty of Law to date. He is the coordinator of Postgraduate Studies and also heads the Department of International Legal Studies, Commercial Law and Finance Law. Prof. Ruhangisa was called to the Bar in July 2018 and admitted as an Advocate of the High Court and Courts subordinate thereto.
Prof. Ruhangisa has significantly contributed to the academic world in several notable ways through journal articles, book chapters, book editing, researches and consultancies. His publications in international and local journals cover a wide range of areas including: human rights, constitutionalism, international law, refugee law, governance, environmental law and regional integration. Some of his publications are:
- “Governance of International Courts and Tribunals”, a chapter in a book being edited by Prof. Armin Cuyvers, Prof. Rick Lawson and Prof. Niels Blokker, of the Faculty of Law, Leiden University, Netherlands, to be published in Summer, 2022.
- “Public Interest Litigation in the Delivery of Justice and Democracy in Tanzania; Worrying Trends”, in Tuma Law Review, Volume 7, Issue 1, July 2021.
- East African Community Law (Institutional, Substantive and Comparative EU Aspects), A book that I contributed three chapters and also co-edited with T. Ottervanger, A. Cuyvers, E. Ugirashebuja (Eds), Brill Nijhoff, Leiden-Boston, 2017.
- “The Scope, Nature and Effect of EAC Law” in T. Ottervanger, A. Cuyvers, E. Ugirashebuja (Eds), East African Community Law (Institutional, Substantive and Comparative EU Aspects), Brill Nijhoff, Leiden-Boston, 2017.
- “Judicial Protection under EAC Law: Direct Actions” in in T. Ottervanger, A. Cuyvers, E. Ugirashebuja (Eds), East African Community Law (Institutional, Substantive and Comparative EU Aspects), Brill Nijhoff, Leiden-Boston, 2017
- The Role of African Regional Courts in Developing International Law, A paper presented at the 5th Forum of the African Union Commission on International Law (AUCIL), Accra, Ghana, 5th – 6th December, 2016, published in Tuma Law Review, Volume 6, Combined Issue 1 & 2, December 2020.
- Regional Integration in Africa: Focus on the East African Community, in Chris Maina Peter (ed), Zanzibar Year Book of Law, 2013
- Role of Regional Judicial Mechanism in Upholding Good Governance in East Africa, in Waffubwa Isabelle and Birungi Joseph (eds), The Drive Towards Political Integration in East Africa, EAC Secretariat, 2012, pp. 183 – 202.
- Environmental Law for Sustainable Development in East Africa, TUMA Law Review (TUMALR), Vol. 1, No. 1, November 2012, Tumaini University Makumira (TUMA), 2012.
- Upholding the Rule of Law and Constitutionalism for the Promotion of Regional Integration: The Role of Judicial Mechanisms in Upholding Good Governance in East Africa, in Isabelle Waffubwa & Joseph C Birungi (eds) ( 2012), The Drive Towards Political Integration in East Africa, EAC Secratariat, Arusha, Tanzania.
- “Procedures and Functions of the East African Court of Justice”, in Kennedy Gastorn, Harald Sippel and Ulrike Wanizek (eds) (2011), Processes of Legal Integration in the East African Community, Dar Es Salaam University Press, Dar Es Salaam.
- Anti Corruption and Governance in East Africa, A Paper Presented at the Law Society of Kenya Annual Conference held in Mombasa, Kenya, White Sands Hotel, 9th – 12th August 2006
- “The State Of Constitutional Development In East Africa: The Role Of The East African Community – 2003”, in Benson Tusasirwe (ed) (2005), Constitutionalism in East Africa: Progress, Challenges and Prospects, Fountain Publishers, Kampala.
- “The East African Court of Justice Vis a Vis African Courts and Other New Initiatives”, in Rok Ajulu (ed) (2005), The Making of a Region: The Revival of the East African Community, Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD), Midrand, South Africa.
- Text Book for Primary Court Magistrates (Kitabu cha Kiada Kwa Mahakimu wa Mahakama za Mwanzo), Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC), Ecoprint Ltd, Dar Es Salaam, 2001. (A book co-authered by Dr. John E. Ruhangisa and Prof. Chris Maina Peter, for Christian Professionals of Tanzania- CPT).
- “Human Rights and Good Governance: The Role of Law Reform Agencies”, East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights, Vol 11, No. 1, 2005. Makerere University Printery, Kampala
- Human Rights in Tanzania: The Role of the Judiciary, A Thesis Submitted to the University of London in September for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 1998, Law Department, SOAS, United Kingdom. (Unpublished).
- Re-examination of Corroboration Requirement in Sexual Offences and Children’s Evidence in Tanzania. A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Laws in the University of Dar Es Salaam, 1994. (Unpublished).
- Liability for Manufacturing Defective Goods: Consumer Protection in Tanzania, A Third Year Compulsory LL.B Research Paper, 1987, (Faculty of Law, University of Dar Es Salaam). (Unpublished).