Working group members


Danwood Chirwa 

Dr Danwood Chirwa is Head of the Public Law Department at the University of Cape Town.  He teaches administrative law, international protection of human rights, current issues in constitutional law, and children's rights. He has published widely on human rights especially economic and social rights. In January 2007, he was an international visiting scholar at Queens University in Canada, where he taught an intensive course in socio-economic rights.




Dr Kristina Bentley 

Dr Kristina Bentley is a Senior Researcher in the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit of the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town. From 2002-2006, she was a Chief Research Specialist with the Democracy and Governance Programme of the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa. She holds a PhD in political theory, specialising in theories of rights, from the University of Manchester. She has taught and published extensively on human rights in Africa.




Dr Lilian Chenwi 

Dr Lilian Chenwi is an Associate Professor in the School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand. She was previously a senior researcher in the Socio-Economic Rights Project of the Community Law Centre. She has presented lectures on socio-economic rights and has a record of publications in the area of socio-economic rights, housing rights and human rights. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the NGO Coalition for an Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.



Mr Mugambi Laibuta 

Mr Mugambi Laibuta is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an Associate of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. He is a Trained Mediator and an Adjunct Lecturer at the Kenya Polytechnic University College. He is a researcher in international laws, international human rights law and constitutional law in Kenya. His latest publication is a chapter in the Judiciary Watch Report series by the ICJ entitled Constitutional and Institutional Reform: What Role in Addressing Impunity.