Working group members
RICHARD CALLAND - CONVENOR
Richard Calland is the Programme Director of the Economic Governance Programme at Idasa. He is also Associate Professor in Public Law and Director of the Democratic Governance & Rights Unit at the University of Cape Town. He specializes in the law and practice of the right to access to information and whistleblowing protection; in administrative justice and public ethics; and in constitutional design – largely derived from his work as programme manager of the Political Information & Monitoring Service at Idasa which he led from its inception in 1995 until 2003.
In South Africa, he writes a fortnightly political column for the Mail and Guardian newspaper, 'Contretemps'. Before coming to South Africa in 1994, Calland practiced law at the London Bar.
FATIMA DIALLO - SECRETARY
PhD candidate at the African Studies Center (ASC) of Leiden in the Netherlands, Miss Fatima Diallo holds a masters degree in public law and a professional masters in cyberspace law. She is preparing her thesis on “Constitutionalism and Law movements in Africa. Reflexivity of Rule of Law in Senegalese information society: Casamance case study”. Before join the ASC, she worked with the Afrobarometer Senegalese team on political and economical governance issues and participated in many activities of the Council for Development of Social Sciences in Africa (CODESRIA).
Having previously worked on constitutional law and the Rule of Law in Senegal, she is a member of the Coordination committee of the African Network of Constitutional Law (ANCL). At the ANCL, she joined the leadership of the working group on Access to Information. She is also an associate member of the African Center for Cyberlaw and Cybercrime Prevention (ACCP) and member of the American Political Sciences Association (APSA). Fatima teaches legal methodology and public law in the faculty of Law of Ziguinchor University and supervises at the French speaker university agency (AUF) and Gaston Berger University of Saint-Louis master of African cyberlaw. Generally, she is interested in the legal and political stakes of the construction of the information society with a focus on issues relating to the impact of information and communication technologies on public space, electoral process, democratic governance and Rule of Law in Africa.
|Richard Calland||Research - public law||South Africa|
|Fatima Diallo||Research - legal anthropology||Senegal|
|Colin Darch||Research - socio-economic studies||South Africa|
|Jonathan Klaaren||Research -public law||South Africa|
|Chris Mhike||Lawyer in practice||Zimbabwe|
|Cesaire Kpenonhoun||Reseach - administrative law||Benin|
|Martin Pascal Time||Research - International law||Senegal|
|Edwin Abuya||Research- Human Rights||Kenya|
|Matilda Lasseko||Activist - Human Rights||Kenya|
|Sheriff Sy||Activist - Communications and Press||Burkina Faso|
|Hameye Cisse||Activist - Communications and Press||Mali|
|Morayo Adebayo||Lawyer in Practice||Nigeria|
|Fola Adekele||Research - Private Law||Nigeria/South Africa|
|Mohamed Jebbour||Research - African studies||Morocco|
|Azizou Chabi Imorou||Research - political anthropology||Benin/Niger|