Afrique du sud
Année d'élection

Fonction(s) actuelle(s)

  • H. Laddie Montague Chair in Law
  • Professor of Law and International Law

Domaine(s) d’expertise

  • Public International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Organizations


Tiyanjana Maluwa is the H. Laddie Montague Chair in Law and Professor of Law and International Affairs at the School of Law, Pennsylvania State University, where he served as Associate Dean for International Affairs from 2006 to 2014. He is also director emeritus of the Penn State School of International Affairs, which he helped found in 2007. He previously worked as the Legal Counsel of the Organisation of African Unity/African Union (AU) 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, having earlier taught at universities in Malawi and Botswana. He has also been a short-term visiting professor at other universities in Africa and North America. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg (1989), and more recently a Visiting Senior Fellow at Kolleg-Forschungsgruppe (KFG) at Humboldt University, Berlin (2017) where he was part of the KFG “International Rule of Law” research team.


Professor Maluwa has written extensively on various aspects of public international law, as author, co-author and editor of several books, including International Law in Post-Colonial Africa (Kluwer Law International, 1999), The Pursuit of a Brave New World in International Law: Essays in Honour of John Dugard (Nijhoff/Brill, 2017), and Dugard’s International Law: A South African Perspective (Juta, 5th ed., 2018). He has published over sixty book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented numerous conference papers. In addition, he has served as a consultant for international organizations, including the African Union and the United Nations, and has been a member of the editorial boards or international advisory boards of a number of academic journals. Since 2005, he has been a member of the International Jury of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology.

Publications sélectionnées

  • International Law in Post-Colonial Africa, (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1999).
  • Law, Politics and Rights: Essays in Memory of Kader Asmal, (Ed.), (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2013).
  • The Pursuit of a Brave New World in International Law: Essays in Honour of John Dugard, (with Max du Plessis and Dire Tladi, Eds.), (Leiden: Brill/Nijhoff, 2017).
  • Dugard’s International Law – A South African Perspective (5ed., with John Dugard, Max du Plessis and Dire Tladi), (Cape Town: Juta, 2018).
  • “Oil Under Troubled Waters?: Some Legal Aspects of the Boundary Dispute Between Malawi and Tanzania over Lake Malawi”, 37 Michigan International Law Journal 351 (2016).
  • “Constitutional Regulation of Conclusion of Treaties in Africa: Selected Cases from Anglophone and Francophone Africa”, 43 African Yearbook of International Law 231 (2017).
  • “The Contestation of Value-Based Norms: Confirmation or Erosion of International Law?” in Heike Krieger, Georg Nolte & Andreas Zimmermann (Eds.), The International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline?, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019), pp. 311-334.
  • “Reassessing Aspects of the Contribution of African States to the Development of International Law through African Regional Multilateral Treaties”, 41 Michigan Journal of International Law 327 (2020).
  • “Who is a Refugee?: Twenty-five Years of Domestic Implementation and Judicial Interpretation of the 1969 OAU and 1951 UN Refugee Conventions in Post-Apartheid South Africa”, (with Anton Katz), 27 Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 129 (2020).
  • “African State Practice and the Formation of Some Peremptory Norms of General International Law”, in Dire Tladi (Ed.), Peremptory Norms of General International Law (Jus Cogens): Disquisitions and Disputations (Leiden: Brill/Nijhoff, 2021), pp. 259-301.


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