Danwood M. Chriwa


University of Cape Town

Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa holds a PhD from the University of the Western Cape, an LLM from the University of Pretoria, and an LLB from the University of Malawi. Currently, he is Head of the Department of Public Law, Professor and junior fellow at the University of Cape Town. He was a Director of the Open Democracy and Advice Centre (ODAC, 2006-2009), and Secretary-General of the African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (2007-2008). He is a Director of RAPCAN (a South African child rights and welfare NGO based in Cape Town) and the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (a South African NGO focussing on socio-economic rights). He is a contributing editor to the South African Journal of Criminal Justice (since 2006) and an Editor of the ESR Review (since 2002) and has also served on the Editorial Board of the Acta Juridica (2006). Currently, he serves on the Advisory Boards of the Constitutional Court Review, the City of Hon Kong University Law Review, and the University of Ilorin Law Journal. He is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Malawi Law Journal. Danwood Chirwa has published on various human rights issues – such as privatization and human rights, non-state actors and human rights, children’s rights, women’s rights, economic, social and cultural rights, domestic protection of human rights, and international protection of human rights.

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