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Tiyanjana Maluwa

Tiyanjana Maluwa

Associate Dean for International Affairs
H. Laddie Montague Chair in Law
Director, Penn State School of International Affairs

(814) 865-8971
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Ph.D., Cambridge University
LL.M., University of Sheffield
LL.M., University of Malawi

Tiyanjana Maluwa is the H. Laddie Montague Chair in Law and Associate Dean for International Affairs at Penn State Law, and Director of the Penn State School of International Affairs. He previously worked as the legal counsel of the OAU (now African Union) and, subsequently, as the legal adviser to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Prior to joining the AU, he was Professor of Law at the University of Cape Town, and Extraordinary Professor of Law at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He has also taught, in full-time and visiting capacities, at other universities in Africa and North America and spent a year as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. Dean Maluwa has written and edited a number of books, contributed chapters to books and is the author of numerous articles in academic journals and other publications in the fields of public international law, human rights and international organizations. He currently serves on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals and is a member of several international professional associations. Since 2005, he has been a member of the International Jury of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology. In 1997, he was asked by the United Nations to serve as the Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Nigeria following the execution of the famed poet-activist Ken Saro Wiwa. Most recently he served as a technical expert to the AU High-Level Panel on Darfur, chaired by former South African President Thabo Mbeki. He has also served as an expert consultant to the African Union, the United Nations and other organizations.

“From the Organization of African Unity to the African Union: Rethinking the Framework for Inter-State Cooperation in Africa in the Era of Globalization,” 5 U. Botswana L. J. 5 (2007)

“The Move from Institutions? Examining the Phenomenon in Africa,” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (2006)

“The Transition from the Organization of African Unity to the African Union,” Essays on the African Union ( with A. Yusuf)

“The Constitutive Act of the African Union and Institution-Building in Post-Colonial Africa,” 16 Leiden J. Int’l L. 157 (2003)

“Reimagining African Unity: Some Preliminary Reflections on the Constitutive Act of the African Union,” 8 Afr. Y. B. Int’l L. 28 (2002)

“Implementing the Principle of Gender Equality through the Law: Some Lessons from Southern Africa,” 3 Int’l J. Discrimination & L. 249 (1999)

International Law in Post-Colonial Africa(The Hague: Kluwer Law International 1999)

Administrative Justice in Southern Africa(with H. Corder, 1997)

“The Refugee Problem and the Quest for Peace and Security in Southern Africa,” 7 Int’l Refugee L. J. 653 (1995)

“Succession to Treaties in Post-Independence Africa: A Retrospective Consideration of Some theoretical and Practical Issues with Special Reverence to Malawi,” African J. Int’l & Comparative L. (1992)

“The Peaceful Settlement of Disputes Among African States, 1963-1983: Some Conceptual Issues and Practical Trends,” 38 Int’l & Comp. L. Q. 299 (1989)