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Legal Research Team |
Legal Research Team
Abdoul Karim Kabèlè Camara

Abdoul Karim Kabèlè Camara

Universite General Lansana Conte de Sonfonia -Conakry, Guinea
Biography

I was part of the AMLA Legal Research Team for one year, before I joined African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) as the AMLA project coordinator and counsel. My work consists of coordinating the AMLA project development between the various partners involved. Furthermore, I also intervene within the “Facility” in the capacity building projects of civil servants across Africa.

Prior to joining the ALSF, I provided consultancy services to Capital Law Partners and Advocates a law firm based in Kampala, Uganda. I also worked for the World Bank Group as a legal consultant to assist the reform of a West African country mining sector legal framework.

I hold an LLM degree (Diplome d’ Etude Approfondie – DEA) in Private Law from the University of Cheikh Anta Diop (Senegal); an LLM degree in African Business Community Law from the University of Bouake through the “Institut de Droit Communautaire” - IDC (Ivory Coast) (with Distinction); and a dual LLM degree in Mineral Law and Policy and in Petroleum Taxation and Finance (with Distinction) from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) University of Dundee, United Kingdom. I am currently finalizing my PhD thesis, which focuses on shared used of mining infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa at the CEPMLP.

Abdoulaye N'diaye

Abdoulaye N'diaye

Facultes Universitaire Privées d’Abidjan (FUPA)
Biography

Je suis étudiant en Master professionnel de juriste financier II aux facultés universitaires privées d’Abidjan (FUPA) en Côte d’Ivoire. J’y ai obtenu une licence professionnelle de juriste financier en 2014. J’ai été deuxième au concours national de culture juridique de l’Association des Etudiants Juristes de Côte d’Ivoire (AEJCI), édition 2011-2012 et deuxième au concours national de plaidoirie sur les droits de l’homme doté du prix René DEGNI-SEGUI organisé par la même association, édition 2012-2013.

Je suis également membre de l'équipe de recherche juridique du projet African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) depuis Novembre 2015.

J'ai prépare mon mémoire de fin de cycle sur le thème suivant : "la prise en compte des populations locales dans les contrats d’industries extractives, cas de la Côte d’ivoire". Je suis actuellement en stage au cabinet d’Avocats BILE-AKA, BRIZOUA-BI & ASSOCIÉS.

Anne-Emmanuelle Sidibé

Anne-Emmanuelle Sidibé

Facultees Universitaires Privées d’Abidjan (FUPA)
Biography

Je suis ivoirienne, étudiante en fin de cycle de master de droit des Affaires et Fiscalités. Je suis membre de l’équipe juridique de recherches AMLA depuis septembre 2015; j’ai toujours eu un intérêt pour le droit des industries extractives, mais ne disposant pas de formation adéquate dans le domaine dans mon pays, le projet AMLA représente une véritable opportunité pour moi. Ce projet est d’autant plus important pour moi, car il me permet de contribuer au changement en Afrique, car il s’agit en premier lieu de rendre l’information disponible en ce qui concerne les législations minières africaines. En effet, le sous-développement en Afrique est bien souvent lié au manque d’information et de formation, je suis donc fière de participer à une telle initiative, de faire avancer les choses à mon humble niveau.

Je prépare mon mémoire de fin de cycle, dont le thème est relatif à la négociation des contrats dans le secteur des industries extractives dans mon pays, notamment les avantages financiers ou non accordés à l’Etat dans la négociation de ces contrats, je fais donc un travail de recherches à ce sujet. Je me prépare également pour le certificat d’aptitude à la profession d’Avocat, pour pouvoir intégrer le barreau ivoirien.

Antidius Kaitu

Antidius Kaitu

University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Biography

I am Assistant Lecturer of Law at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law. My professional interest focuses on Natural Resource Law, International Law, Regional Integration Law and Human Rights Law.

I hold a law degree and a LL.M from the same University under the Tanzania- German Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Law (TGCL). I also hold a Postgraduate degree from the Law school of Tanzania. I participated actively in the Autumn University study in Germany and Belgium, jointly organized by the TGCL in conjunction with the University of Bayreuth- Germany. I have attended various trainings including the leadership training at the East African Uongozi Institute (EAUI) and a Training on Using Natural Resources for the Benefits of People organized by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. I also participated in the training in Peace Building and Good Governance in East Africa at the East African Community Nyerere Centre for Peace Research (EAC-NCPR).

I have been a member of the Legal Research Team of the AMLA project since November 2014.

Deisy Ribeiro

Deisy Ribeiro

Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
Biography

Eu comecei o meu Curso de Direito na Universidade Eduardo Mondlane em 2011 e terminei 2016 em Maputo, Moçambique. Como estudante de Direito Eu participei do Julgamento Fictício Interno da Universidade de Direitos Humanos e depois que eu fui para o Julgamento Fictício de Direitos Humanos, eu também participou do primeiro curso oficial da OMC na Universidade. Em 2014 eu me tornei parte da equipe AMLA Research Legal, onde aprendi a base do Regime Jurídico Africano Mineração.

Durante estes dois anos no projeto, fui oradora, na Conferência da Universidade sob o lema "Os desafios do direito penal do século XXI", onde presentei um artigo produzido em co-autoria com um Professor da Faculdade intitulado "A penalização do a comercialização ilegal de gemas em Moçambique ", e também fiz, do escritório de advocacia onde estou internado, uma pesquisa sobre experiências de conteúdo local para o novo regulamento de conteúdo local.

Em 2016, participou na sede da União Africana, da Reunião dos Altos Funcionários do Do Comité Especializado para o Comércio, Indústria E Recursos Minerais.

Entesh Melaisho

Entesh Melaisho

University of Dar es Salaam
Biography

I hold a LL.B degree from the University of Dar es Salaam, currently undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Law school of Tanzania. I am drawn to corporate law as it provides an insight on how law is imposed in a business environment that is very practical in the global development affairs.

I have taken part in different volunteering activities as a Youth Ambassador at the Tanzania Youth Alliance (TAYOA) and was also part of the Kuleana Youth program, AIESEC-Kenya as an intern. In 2015, as part of the Energynet Student Engagement Initiative I attended the Africa Energy Forum that took place in Dubai and the Powering Africa conference in Tanzania. The initiative helped me gain more insight on the issues prevailing in the Tanzanian energy sector and Africa as a whole. I also got an opportunity to intern at Norton Rose Fulbright (Tanzania offices) for six months from August, 2015. Folllowing the attendance of the Africa Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) training at the University of Cape Town in August, 2015, I was selected to be part of the Legal Research Team.

John Fabian

John Fabian

University of Dar es Salaam
Biography

I am a student pursuing a postgraduate diploma in legal practice at the Law School of Tanzania. I also hold a Bachelor degree in Law (LL.B) from the University of Dar es salaam. I participated in the All African Human rights Moot Court competition in 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa and the Jean Pictet competition on International Humanitarian Law in 2015 in Virginia, USA. I also participated in leadership training at the East Africa Uongozi Institute on the theme: Leadership and Social transformation. I worked as a legal assistant in the International Migration Management project at the Center for the Study of Forced Migration (CSFM). My research area of interest revolves around environmental issues, regional integration and human rights.

Following the AMLA workshop in Cape Town in 2015, I have been selected to become a member of the Legal Research Team (LRT 2015).

Joseph Cihunda Hengelela

Joseph Cihunda Hengelela

l’Université de Kinshasa
Biography

Je suis doctorant en droit à l’Université de Kinshasa après avoir obtenu successivement le diplôme de graduat (2003), de licence (2005) et un Master, DES (2009) dans la même université. Je suis assistant au Département de droit international public et relations internationales de la même et chercheur membre du CODESRIA (www.codesria.sn ) et du Programme Rule of Law for Sub-Saharan African de la Fondation Konrad Adenauer.

Dans la pratique du droit, je suis avocat et j’ai travaillé comme consultant pour le compte des organismes internationaux comme EISA (www.eisa.org), OSISA (www.osisa.org) et sur les questions de gouvernance politique en RDC. Dans le domaine des ressources naturelles, j’ai effectué un stage de cinq mois à Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW/RDC) et travaillé comme consultant pour le compte de la Coopération technique allemande (GIZ). J’ai été expert juriste des organisations de la Société civile impliquées dans la gouvernance des ressources naturelles dans le processus de révision du Code minier et dans l’examen et l’adoption de la Loi portant régime général des hydrocarbures (2014-2015). Je suis membre de LRT AMLA depuis 2015.

Je suis membre du Comité éditorial de la Librairie Africaine d’Etudes juridiques et de l’Annuaire congolais de justice constitutionnelle.

Landry Filiga Ibrahim Ouédraogo

Landry Filiga Ibrahim Ouédraogo

l’Université Saint Thomas d’Aquin de Ouagadougou
Biography

Je suis juriste de formation, titulaire d’une licence et d’une maitrise en Droit des affaires de l’Université Saint Thomas d’Aquin de Ouagadougou, et aussi d’un master recherche en Droit international option affaires, de l’Institut Supérieur de Droit International et Humanitaire de Ouagadougou. Fortement intéressé par le droit minéral, j’ai participé à une formation en la matière, qui s’est tenue à l’Université de Cape-Town en Afrique du Sud, organisée par la Banque Mondiale, l’African Legal support Facility ainsi que l’Union Africaine dans le cadre du projet AMLA.

Je suis aussi membre depuis fin 2015 de l’équipe de recherche juridique du projet African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA). Je suis actuellement auditeur en classe de master en Politique de développement et gestion des industries extractives à l’Institut Universitaire de Formation Initiale et Continue (IUFIC) de l’Université de Ouaga II, ainsi qu’assistant dans l’administration du cours de Droit Minier à la classe de Master 2Droit de l’Université Aube Nouvelle.

Madina Sore

Madina Sore

l’Université Saint Thomas d’Aquin
Biography

Je suis titulaire d’une Maitrise en Droit des Affaires de l’Université Saint Thomas d’Aquin de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Intéressée par tout ce qui concerne le droit International des Investissements ; j’ai profité de mon mémoire de fin d’étude pour traiter de la protection des investissements des Investissements Etrangers dans mon pays, et spécifiquement des investissements miniers. C’est dans cette lancée que je suis actuellement inscrite pour un Master en Politique de Développement et de Gestion des Industries Extractives. Cette envie est essentiellement née à l’issue des formation reçues à l’Université de Cape Town sur le Droit minier en Afrique organisée dans le cadre du projet AMLA. Je suis actuellement assistante d’un professeur de mon université dans le cadre d’une étude nationale sur la RSE des entreprises minières au Burkina.

Je suis également membre depuis 2015 de l’équipe de recherche juridique (LRT) du projet African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA).

Mounia BOULACH

Mounia BOULACH

l’Université Mohammed V de Rabat, Morocco
Biography

Je suis actuellement doctorante en droit des affaires a l’Université Mohammed V de Rabat. Ma thèse de doctorat traite du droit des marchés financiers Marocains. Toutefois, mon domaine de recherche ne m’empêche cependant pas de m’intéresser au droit minier africain en général et au droit minier marocain en particulier, d’où l’intérêt qu’a constitué pour moi le projet AMLA auquel je suis fière d’apporter ma contribution en tant que membre de la Legal Research Team of the African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) project et ce depuis Aout 2015.

Naomi Gichuki

Naomi Gichuki

University of Dar es Salaam
Biography

I am an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, currently pursuing a PhD in Law, on scholarship, under the Tanzanian German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL) at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law. My current area of research is Natural Resource Governance with a focus on the Extractives Industry in East Africa. I have interests and expertise in the areas of governance, access to justice, human rights and advocacy. Having specialised in Regional Integration, Advanced Constitutional Law and Human Rights at Masters Level, I have delivered papers at different forums in Kenya, Tanzania, Germany and Poland. I have also been involved in different research projects, most notably the AMLA project at the World Bank, which I joined in 2015. When not engaged in academics and research, I like to travel, cook and improve the lives of those around me through Christian ministry and pro bono legal services.

Naomi Kakundu

Naomi Kakundu

University of Cape Town (UCT)
Biography

I was part of the AMLA Legal Research Team for one year starting 2014. Since early 2016, I have been working as a consultant for the AMLA Project. My work entails reviewing the quality of the research delivered by the current Legal Research Team.

I hold a B.Com in Economics and recently completed an LL.B at the University of Cape Town (UCT). During my time at UCT, I volunteered for the UCT Refugee Rights Unit and I was also a member of LAWCO, a student run body, where I tutored high school students on basic legal concepts. I volunteered as a legal advisor at the UCT Law Clinic in order to assist those who cannot afford legal fees. I also peer mentored two junior students from sub-Saharan Africa on the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship.

I am a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, which recognizes the top 15% of academic performers in all universities. Amongst my academic accolades, I was a recipient of the Economics class medal in recognition of my special ability during the course of my undergraduate study and my Economics essay was selected for entry into the National Budget Speech Competition.

Noellie Gah

Noellie Gah

University of Pretoria
Biography

I am an Ivorian Trade and Investment lawyer. I have always had a strong interest in trade and regional integration in sub-Saharan Africa, and thus I embarked on an active participation in the Annual African Moot competition on the World Trade Organization law from 2008 to 2012. After my team achieved the 3rd place out of the nine competing Universities, I was selected by the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria for an LLM in International trade and Investment Law in Africa. I graduated from the research component of this program with distinction in 2010, and published a mémoire on the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations the following year.

In Ivory Coast, I worked successively as a Research Assistant at the Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour la Paix CERAP and as a Contract Manager at Huawei technologies Côte d’Ivoire before joining in 2014, the Chamber of Commerce and of Industry of Côte d’Ivoire.

In December 2014, I was selected to become a member of the Legal Research Team of the AMLA project. The training that preceded my selection introduced me to mining legal frameworks on the African continent and to the various topics on the subject, a whole new world yet unknown to me. Comparing legal provisions of different countries mining codes helped me develop my legal analysis and research skills. Some efforts in harmonizing the sector, the WAEMU common mining code retained my attention in respect to regional integration. The optimal trading of mineral resources (or any other resources) goes hand in hand with sound and sustainable legal provisions that will allow African countries to take full advantage of their natural resources. I believe that AMLA could be a way to have a bigger picture of those essentials legal provisions. This being said, my commitment to AMLA grew deeper and in October 2015 I became a legal reviewer on the AMLA platform. My current task on the project is to review the work of legal researchers and give them guidance when needed.

I will also be completing an LLM in International Legal Studies at the Washington College of Law, American University by the end of 2016.

Nonkululeko Zondo

Nonkululeko Zondo

University of Cape Town (UCT)
Biography

I am currently in the final year of my LL.B at the University of Cape Town and a student researcher for Mineral Law in Africa under Professor Hanri Mostert. I have been a member of the AMLA Legal Research Team since 2014.

I am a member of the Executive Committee of the Black Law Students’ Forum and a member of the UCT Law Faculty’s Community Service Board. I have a vested interest in social development as evidenced by my involvement in the Puku Children’s Literature Foundation, which was founded by Elinor Sisulu, as well as Debating South Africa. My interests in entrepreneurship and start-up development led me to becoming a business consultant with the SHAWCO Siyaya project to assist entrepreneurs in Khayelitsha grow their businesses. From 2012 up until the end of 2014, I was a Candidate Fellow with the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation where we were extensively mentored in the areas of entrepreneurial and personal leadership with a view to contributing to change and development throughout Africa. In 2013 I was selected as one of 100 Brightest Young Minds delegates.

I am also pursuing my studies in Opera at the South African College of Music, UCT. I am set to begin my LL.M. in 2017 with a focus in Oil and Gas law and am signed with Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys for articles in 2018.

Sergio Massinga

Sergio Massinga

Eduardo Mondlane University
Biography

I am an enthusiastic African lawyer, concerned with matters of human rights, access to justice and development. I have been part of the AMLA Legal Research Team since 2014. In this context, I have accumulated substantial research experience on African mining legal frameworks.

I am also engaged with the Law Clinic at Eduardo Mondlane University where I assist people with no financial means to access justice, I support students taking internships and I support an initiative aiming at disseminating the rights of people with disability.

With more than 20 years experience in the communication industry (TV, radio, press and news agency), I have written extensively on different social and economic issues, including environment and conservation, natural resources and investment, infrastructures, population and much more. I engaged and interviewed world states men and women as well as “simple” individuals in poor communities. Before pursuing law degree (now finalizing master degree) I also studied Communication Science at Unisa as well as Bible counselling at UGCS. At lower level I studied journalism, accountancy and business administration.

Sunday Lugard

Sunday Lugard

University of Jos, Nigeria
Biography

I am currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Jos, Nigeria. My research focuses on petroleum operations and environmental rights violations in the oil producing Niger Delta region of Nigeria. I am also a Partner at Jus Associates (Legal Practitioners), Abuja, where I have practiced as a barrister for about eleven years. I am a member of the AMLA Legal Research Team since 2014.

I have published over ten journal articles, including in international law journals, and I am also a contributor to a book soon to be published by JUTA Law, South Africa: Mining Law in Africa. Some of my articles can be accessed online at:

  • http://ptdjournal.com/2013/lugard_environmenta_rights.pdf
  • http://www.onepetro.org/mslib/servlet/onepetropreview?id=SPE-167506-MS
  • http://www.jihrl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/6-SELF-DETERMINATION-ARTICLE.finale.pdf
  • www.ajol.info/index.php/jsdlp/article/viewFile/122637/112185.

I have attended several international and local conferences on environmental law and sustainability, mining law, human rights and oil and gas law.

I have been also the Organizer and Initiator of Sabonlayi Youth Development Association (SAYODA) Annual Youth Empowerment Seminar, from 2010. It brings together youths from local communities, including Sabonlayi to interact with elites in order to create opportunities for sustainable mentoring.