Business and Human Rights Tanzania (BHRT)
Name of investigator
Flaviana Charles (Ms.) - Principal investigator
Master’s degree in International Law and Human Rights. Degree in Law (LLB). Postgraduate diploma in Law, Mediation and Arbitration. Executive Director-Business and Human Rights Tanzania (BHRT); Secretary General-African Bar Association (AFBA) -Association of lawyers in Africa. Past Vice President-Tanganyika Law Society-TLS (A bar association of lawyers in Tanzania). Editor of Business and Human Rights Journa l(BHRJ), published by Cambridge University Press. Former Programme Officer Government, Corporate and Environment Watch-Legal and Human Rights Centre in Tanzania (LHRC), Legal Officer-Law Reform Commission of Tanzania (LRCT) and Legal officer-South Law Chambers. She has worked as a Researcher and Legal officer in various Organizations and Law firms such Tanzania Law Reform Commission of Tanzania (LRCT), IMMMA Advocates, Kesaria and Company Advocates, South Law Chambers Advocates, Programme Officer at Tanzania Legal Education Trust (TANLET), and Researcher at Tanzania Research Solutions. She also worked as a part time lecturer at university of Bagamoyo.
University of Dar Es Salaam, School of Law
Name of investigator
Baraka Kanyabuhinya - Principal investigator
Dr. Baraka F. Kanyabuhinya, age 41, grew up in Minyinya, a small village in the Kigoma region, in western Tanzania. He studied and attained a Law degree (LLB) at the University of Dar es Salaam-where he was an outstanding student and the recipient of numerous University awards. These included the Sheikh Muhammed Zulfrullah Khar Prize for “Best Final Student in Law, 2002–2003,” the Tanzania Breweries Prize for “Best Final Year Law Student, 2002–2003,” the Law Prize for “Student with Highest Marks in Third Year Examinations,” and the Family Law and Development Prize for “Student with the Highest Marks in Family Law.”, did his Master degree (LLM) at Franklin Pierce Law Center (now University of New Hampshire), in Concord USA. Also he worked as a legal officer while serving in an externship with Julius Chambers’ advocates in Dar es Salaam. He is an Advocate of the High Court and Subordinate Courts in Tanzania.
Apart from that D. Kanyabuhinya holds a PhD in Law from the University of Dar es Salaam-Thesis titled Legal Challenges in Addressing Counterfeit Goods in Tanzania Mainland: the Right of Consumers ’ to Redress. Moreover Dr Kanyabuhinya has taught and researched widely in the following areas: Competition Law, Intellectual Property, Consumer Protection, Commercial transactions and Entities, Technology Law, Data Protection, Law of Indigenous Peoples and Family Law.