DR. BENEDICT THOMAS MAPUNDA

Dr. Mapunda is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Private Law. Dr. Mapunda has a Bachelor of Laws, LL.B in 1981-1984 at the University of Dar es Salaam-Tanzania, Master of Laws (LL.M) (1991 - 1993) at University of Dar es Salaam and PhD at University of Gent, Belgium (1995-2000).

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

1984 – 1994 State Attorney Grade II – Senior State Attorney Grade II

ADMINISTRATIVE POSTS (UDSM)

2002 August-June 2003   Associate Dean Administration –Faculty of Law UDSM

2003 July – 2009 June   Head Legal Theory Department – Faculty of Law UDSM

2009 July-2012 July       Head, Private Law Department

MEMBERSHIP IN BOARDS AND OTHER ENTITIES AT NATIONAL LEVEL

2003 – 2010 Board Member, Weights and Measures Agency of Tanzania

2009 – 2011 Member, Review Panel of SUMATRA

2011 – 2014 Part-Time Commissioner – Law Reform Commission of Tanzania

PUBLICATIONS, OPTHER WORKS AND CONFERENCE PAPERS

PUBLICATIONS (BOOKS)

-       General Principles of Criminal Liability

ISBN 9987 0 00177

Publisher: National Printing Company (KIUTA)

Year: 1996

-       Relevancy of Facts

ISBN 9987 0 0125 4

Publisher: National Printing Company Limited (Dar es Salaam)

Year: 2004

-       Witnesses

ISBN 9987 0 0124 6

Publisher: National printing Company limited (Dar es Salaam)

Year: 2004

-       Production, Proof and Effect of Evidence

ISBN

Publisher: Tanzania Printing Services Ltd.

Year: 2005

Chapters in Books

  1. “Personal Freedom and Police Powers in Tanzania” in Peter C,M., and Juma I, H., Fundamental Rights and Freedoms in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam: Mkuki and Nyota Publishers, 1998.
  2. “Legal Sector Reforms in Tanzania: An Examination of Development and Status” in Nassali, M., Reforming Justice in East Africa: A Comparative Review of Regal Sector Processes, Kampala: Fountain Publishers, 2008.

Journal Articles

-       “Treaty Making and Incorporation in Tanzania” in Eastern African Law Review, Vol.28-30, December 2003.

-       “Burden Sharing: Expanding Horizons of Assistance in Refugee situations” Orient Journal of Law and Social Science, (India), December 2004.

-       “Writing Study Material for the Open University of Tanzania Law Students” The Open University Law Journal [ISSN 182] 5327] Vol.1 of July 2007.

-       “Refugee Law in Tanzania: An Examination of the Law and Practice” Orient Journal of Law and Social Sciences (India) [ISSN 0973-7480], Vol.II issue 10, 2008.

-       “Combating Narcotic Drugs in Mainland Tanzania: Legal and Policy Challenges and Responses Thereto” Eastern Africa Law Review, 2014.

-       “Development of Economic Communities in Africa and Their Role in Safeguarding Refugee Rights: The Case of ECOWAS and EAC” Eastern African Law Review, 2015.

-       “Regulation of Motor Vehicles Air Pollution in Tanzania: An Exploration of the Policy, Law and Practice” Zanzibar Yearbook of Law, 2017.

CONFERENCE & SEMINAR PAPERS

-       “Sheria za Wakimbizi naTaratibu za Uhamiaji Katika Tanzania” a workshop paper presented at Bwawani Hotel, Zanzibar, April 2004.

-       “Prosecution of Fisheries Cases” a paper presented in a Seminar of Fisheries officers of the SADEC region, in March 2006.

-       “Fisheries Law Enforcement under the Law of the Sea Convention and Tanzania Law” a paper presented in a Seminar of Fisheries Officers of the SADEC region, in March 2006.