Professor, Dr. Ben Chigara



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Professor, Dr. Ben Chigara
The author of numerous articles and several monographs and book chapters, Professor Benedict Chigara obtained a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Nottingham; an LL.M with Distinction and Best Performance Award from the University of Hull; and a BA (Hons) in Law and Psychology from the University of Keele. His research interests include the regulation of international labour standards; international human rights; international investment agreements and Constitutional and Administrative Laws of England and wales. He has worked with the International Labour Organization (ILO); the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR); the European Commission; the Oxford Research Group (ORG). More recently, Ben has given talks on contemporary legal issues at The Law School - London School of Economics; The Law School - Birmingham University; University of Louisville - Kentucky, USA; Abo Akademi – University of Turku, Finland; The University of Cape Town – South Africa; Brunel University and The Law School - University of Peshawar, Pakistan.
b) Refereed Published Works include:

  • (2012) CHIGARA, B., "What Should a Re-constituted Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal Be Mindful of to Succeed?", Nordic Journal of International Law 81 (3) : 341- 377

  • (2012) “Tentative Reflections on the African Charter on human and Peoples' Rights”, in The African Regional Human Rights System: 30 Years after the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague, Ed. Manisuli Ssenyonjo, pp. 401-20. (Book ChapterISBN 978-90-04-21814-7(2012)




  • (2012)Introduction: Deconstructing land relations issues of the SADC”, in Southern African Development Community Land Issues: Towards a New Sustainable Land Relations Policy, Routledge Oxford, pp.1-7. Ed. Ben Chigara. (Book ChapterISBN 978-0-415-67870-4)




  • (2012) “Deconstructing SADC Land Relations challenges: Towards a new, sustainable land relations policy?” in Re-conceiving Property Rights in the New Millennium, Towards a New Sustainable Land relations Policy, Routledge, Routledge Oxford, pp.198-230. Ed. Ben Chigara. (Book ChapterISBN 978-0-415-67870-4)




  • (2012) Re-conceiving Property Rights in the new millennium: Towards a New, Sustainable Land relations Policy, Routledge, Abingdon. (Contributions from eminent American, Canadian, African, and European scholars) pp. xxi + 233. (Edited Collection, ISBN 978-0-415-67870-4)




  • (2012) Southern African Development Community Land Issues: Towards a New Sustainable Land Relations Policy, Routledge, Abingdon. pp. Xxi + 264. (Edited Collection, ISBN 978-0-415-67870-4)




  • (2011) “The Humwe principle: A social-ordering grundnorm for Zimbabwe and Africa?” in Essays in African Land Law, (World Bank Funded Project & Pretoria University Law Press) pp.113-33. Ed. Professor Robert Home – Anglia Ruskin University.(Book ChapterISBN 978-1-920538-00-2)




  • (2011) “European/Southern African Development Community (SADC) States' bilateral investment agreements (BITs) for the promotion and protection of foreign investments vs post-apartheid SADC economic and social reconstruction policy”, Journal of International Trade Law and Policy, vol. 10 Iss: 3, pp.213 – 42 (JOURNAL ARTICLE)




  • (2010) “The ILO and Human Security of Sub-Saharan Africa labour”, in Protecting Human Security in Africa: Issues and Challenges, OUP, pp. 81-101. Editor – Professor Ademola Abass – United Nations University (Book ChapterISBN 978-0-19-957898-6)




  • (2009) Introductory note to: “Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal: Mike Campbell (Pvt) Ltd and Others v. Republic of Zimbabwe”, International Legal Materials vol. 48 No.3 p.530-3. (JOURNAL ARTICLE - BY INVITATION FROM THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW)




  • (2009) “On the jurisprudential significance of the emergent deportation with assurance (DWA) State practice regarding individuals that are merely suspected but not charged with terrorist offences”, Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law”, vol. 16 No.3 pp.315-39. (JOURNAL ARTICLE)




  • (2008)The ILOs contribution to the development of international human rights law in Sub-Saharan Africa, ILO, The ILO Century Project, Geneva (Book chapter, by invitation)




  • (2008) “Terra nullius, in Peter Cane & Joanne Conaghan (eds.) The New Oxford Companion to Law, OUP pp. 1160-1 (Reference Book entry, by invitation)




  • (2008) “Social justice: the link between trade liberalization and Sub-Saharan Africa’s potential to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by 2015”, Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, vol. 26 No.1 pp. 9-42 (Lead Article)




  • (2007) The Advent of proportional Human Rights and the Dignity Inherent in Individuals qua Human Beings in Rehman and Breau (eds.) Religion and Human Rights Law: A Critical Examination of Islamic Law and Practice Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague, pp.223-245 (Book Chapter)




  • (2007) “Latecomers to the ILO and the Authorship and Ownership of the International Labour Code”, Human Rights Quarterly vol. 29 No.3 pp.706-26 (Article)




  • (2007) “Land Rights and Human Rights in Transitional States”, Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights, vol. 11 No.1 pp.101-32 (Article)




  • (2007) “To discount human rights and inscribe them with fakeness and unreliability, OR to uphold them and engrave them with integrity and reliability? – UK experiences in the age of international terrorism”, Nordic Journal of Human Rights, vol. 25 No.1. pp.1-16 (Lead article)




  • (2007) “The unfinished business of human rights protection and the war on terror”, Asian Yearbook of International Law, vol.13 pp.3-20. (Lead Article)




  • (2007) “Enforcing International Law: From Self-help to Self-contained Regimes”, International Criminal Justice Review, vol. 17 No.2 pp.131-2 (Book review)




  • (2006) “Short circuiting International Law”, Oregon Review of International Law, vol. 8 No.2 pp. 191-214 (Article)




  • (2004) Land Reform Policy: The Challenge of International Human Rights Law, Ashgate Publishing Company. ISBN 0 7546 2293 2 – April (pp. xiii + 252). (MONOGRAPH)




  • (2004) “The Right to Democratic Entitlement: Time for change?” Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights, vol. 8 No.1 pp.53-89 (Article)




  • (2003) “The Inherent Dignity of Mankind and the Contest for Labels in the Land Issue”, Nordic Journal of International Law, vol. 72 No.3 pp.369-397 (Article)




  • (2002) “Peace Agreements and Human Rights”, Modern Law Review, vol. 65 No.1 pp.153-4 (Book review)




  • (2002) “Trade Liberalization: Saviour or Scourge of SADC Economies?” University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review, vol. 10 No.1 pp.7 - 21 (Lead Article)




  • (2002) Amnesty in International Law: Legality under International Law of National Amnesty Laws, Longman, London. ISBN No. 0582437938 - March (pp. xviii + 190). (MONOGRAPH)




  • (2001) Legitimacy Deficit in Customary International Law: A Deconstructionist Critique, Ashgate Publishing Company ISBN 0 756 2077 8 – June (pp. xxi + 363). (MONOGRAPH)




  • (2001) “Humanitarian Intervention Missions: Elementary Considerations, Humanity and the Good Samaritans”, Australian Journal of International Law, pp.66 – 89 (Article)




  • (2001) “Genocide”, British Yearbook of International Law, vol. 72 (Book review)




  • (2001) “Building the Rule of Law”, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 50No.4 pp. 1007-9 (Book review)




  • (2001) “From Oral to Recorded Governance: Reconstructing Title to Real Property in 21st Century Zimbabwe”, Common Law World Review (formerly Anglo American Law Review), vol. 30 No. 1 pp.36 – 65 (Article)




  • (2000)Pinochet and the Administration of International Criminal Justice, in Woodhouse, D. ed. The Pinochet Case: A legal and Constitutional Analysis, Hart Publishing Company ISBN 1 84113-102-4 (Cloth) pp.115-128 (Book chapter)




  • (2000) “International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and Customary International Law”, Loyola of Los Angeles Comparative and International Law Review, vol. 22 No.4 pp.433-52 (Article)




  • (2000) “Operation of the SADC Protocol on Politics, Defence and Security in the Democratic Republic of Congo”, RADIC vol. 12 No.1 pp.58-69 (Article)




  • (1999) “’The SAD Community – a litmus test for the UN’s resolve to banish oppression’, Remarks on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Politics, Defence and Security (1977”, RADIC vol. 11 No.3 pp522-28 (Article)




  • (1995) “Article 2 of Convention No.87: Precepts and Their Application, a Global Assessment”, Managerial Law Journal vol. 37 No.6 pp1-20 (Article)




  • (1995) “Human Rights: International Rights, Absolute Rights, Inalienable Rights”, Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Conference of the African Society of International and Comparative Law 21-24 August, pp.358-63 (Article)




  •  (1994) “International aspects of Industrial Democracy”, Managerial Law Journal vol. 36 No.2 pp.1-16 (Article)


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