Anthony Diala

Anthony Diala is the Chair of the University of Cape Town (‘UCT’) Postdoctoral Fellows’ Association, and Research Fellow in the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa, where he has, since 2014, co-convened African Law and Common Law for the Masters in Comparative Law in Africa programme. He researches on legal pluralism, property rights, peace and security, gender, and comparative constitutionalism. He received a PhD in socio-legal studies from UCT, specialising in African customary law and human rights. His research, which was supported by grants from the National Research Foundation of South Africa and Social Science Research Council of New York, empirically examined the judicial recognition of women’s matrimonial property rights under customary law in southern Nigeria. Anthony also possesses a Master of Laws in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria (supported by a German Academic Exchange Service scholarship), a PG Diploma from the Nigerian Law School, and a Bachelor of Laws from Enugu State University, Nigeria. Prior to his PhD, he lectured at Madonna University, Nigeria. His work experience spans the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the International Criminal Court, and non-profit organisations in Uganda and Nigeria. Anthony is currently the Secretary of the Nigerian Studies Association, an affiliate of the African Studies Association.

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