About Danwood Chirwa
Professor Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa is Head of the Public Law Department at the University of Cape Town, where he is also an Associate Professor and a fellow. 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, particularly on socio-economic rights.
Professor Chirwa was a Director of the Open Democracy and Advice Centre (ODAC) from 2006 to 2009, and Secretary-General of the African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (2007-2008). He is a contributing editor to the South African Journal of Criminal Justice (2006 to date) and an Editor of the ESR Review (since 2002). In 2006, he also served on the Editorial Board of the Acta Juridica. Currently he serves on the Advisory Boards of Constitutional Court Review, and City of Hong Kong University Law Review. He is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Malawi Law Journal.
He has also worked on various human rights issues in collaboration with such NGOs as Rights and Democracy (Canada), Community Law Centre (South Africa), African Child Policy Forum (Ethiopia), ESCR-Net (USA), Southern African Human Rights Trust (Zimbabwe), and Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (Malawi).