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Muna B. Ndulo

Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
Director, Cornell's Institute for African Development
Human Rights Advocate and Humanitarian


Dr. Ndulo is a professor of law at Cornell Law School. He is also director of Cornell University's Institute for African Development. He is honorary professor of law at the University of Cape Town. He is an authority on African legal systems, human rights, international criminal law, constitution making, election monitoring and international law and foreign direct investments. After receiving his LL.B. from the University of Zambia, LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. from Oxford University, Dr. Ndulo was a public prosecutor for the Ministry of Legal Affairs. He was dean of the University of Zambia School of Law.

From 1986-1996, he served as legal officer in the International Trade Law Branch of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. From 1992-1994, he served as Political Adviser with the United Nations Observer Mission in South Africa and to the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General to South Africa. He also has served in a number of U.N. peace keeping missions, including as legal adviser to the U.N. Assistance Mission to East Timor (1999), legal expert to the U.N. Mission to Kosovo (2000), and legal expert to the U.N. Mission to Afghanistan (2003).

He is a member of the Advisory Committee, Human Rights Watch (Africa), and chairman of a South African non-government organization, Gender Links. He has consulted with World Bank, Economic Commission for Africa, Africa Development Bank, International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. He has been involved in the constitutional making processes in Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Somalia.

Dr. Ndula has published 14 books and written more than 90 articles in international academic journals.

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