Profile of Prof. Chris Maina Peter

Chris Maina Peter is a Professor of Law at the School of Law of the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He holds LLB and LLM from the University of Dar es Salaam and Dr Jur from the University of Konstanz, Germany.

Professor Peter has served as a member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) – 2008 – 2012 and is currently a Member of the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC) since 2012. He is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Zanzibar Legal Services Centre (ZLSC); and immediate former Chair of the Regional Board of Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA).

Professor Peter is the Managing Editor of the Zanzibar Yearbook of Law (ZYBL) published by Zanzibar Legal Services Centre (ZLSC); and Chairperson, Editorial Board, Tanganyika Law Society Law Reports (TLSLR); and a Consultant to a number of institutions nationally and internationally including: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); the Department for International Development (DFID); the European Union (EU) and the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).

Professor Peter has been a Visiting Professor at various Universities including: Gujarat National Law University, Gujarat, India; China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) Beijing, China; Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary; University of Bayreuth, Germany; University of Hamburg, Germany; University of Graz, Austria; and University of Lund, Sweden.

Professor Peter has written and edited several books and articles in scholarly journals. These include;