charles fombadCharles Manga Fombad is Professor of law and the Director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, (ICLA), Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. He holds a Licence en Droit (University of Yaoundé), LL.M. and Ph. D. (University of London) and a Diploma in Conflict Resolution (University of Uppsala). Professor Fombad is a member of the editorial board of several distinguished national and international Journals. He is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa, an Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and a Vice President of the International Association of Constitutional law. He has published more than 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals and more than 60 book chapters and is the author/editor of 16 books and monograph. He is the Series Editor of the Stellenbosch Handbooks in African Constitutional Law published by Oxford University Press. Professor Fombad is also co-editor (with Professor Rainer Grote of the Max Planck Institute) of the introductory reports to African constitutions published as part of OUP’s Constitutions of the Countries of the World Online. Professor Fombad has won several awards for his research, the most recent being the prestigious 2021 University of Pretoria Chancellor’s Award for Research. His research interests are in comparative African constitutional law, media law, the African Union law, and legal history, especially issues of mixed systems and legal harmonisation.