DR. JULIANA MASABO
Juliana Masabo is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law. She is also an Associate Dean of the School, and the Acting Director, Centred for the Study of Forced Migration (CSFM). Dr. Masabo holds Bachelor of Law degree (LL. B (Hons)-2003), Master of Laws (LL.M-2005), University of Dar es Salaam, and Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph. D-2012), University of Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Masabo specialises in labour migration law, citizenship law, refugee law and human right law.
Dr Masabo’s knowledge and experience in his areas of specialisation cannot be overemphasised. She has done extensive research, teaching, and consultancy in labour migration law, citizenship, refugee law, human rights law and related areas. She has a strong track record of coordinating refugee-related projects commissioned by UNHCR, the Government of Tanzania (through the Refugee Services Department) and other key stakeholders. She currently coordinates a Master of Laws programme in Migration and Refugee Law; the first specialised LL.M programme in migration law in Tanzania and East Africa. The programme has, since its launch in 2012, served as an important training hub attracting students from all countries in the sub-region.
The following are the selected publications for Dr Masabo.
- Informality and Social Insurance in East Africa: An Assessment of the Law and Practice (contribution to a book- forthcoming).
- Harmonisation of Labour Laws in the East African Community: An Assessment of Progress and Prospects (forthcoming).
- Enhancing Legal Protection in Mixed Migration: A Critical Examination of the Legal Institutional Framework in Tanzania and Kenya (Law and Society Conference, University of Cape Town, Nov. 2016).
- Constitutional Reform in Tanzania: Developing Process and Preliminary Results (with U. Wanitzek), Verfassung un Recht in Ubersee (Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America), Special Issue (2015), pp 329-368.
- Irregular Migrant Workers’ Access To Host Country’s Labour Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: Experiences From The SADC, East African Law Review, Vol. 42, Issue 1,2015.
- Making the EAC Regime Beneficial to Female Labour Migrants, African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Volume 24.4 (2016): 541–560.
- “Development-Induced Development and the Law in Tanzania: Reflections from the Perspective of International Law,” Nyerere Law Journal, Vol. 2 (2014).
- "Unblocking the Barriers: Making the EAC Regime Beneficial to Female Labour Migrants" available at http://ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk/wordpress/wp content/uploads/2014/04/Working-Paper-Series-No-4-Juliana-FINAL.pdf.
- “Evolving Standards on the Rights of Labour Migrants: Perspectives from the EAC and the SADC,” SADC Law Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2013), pp.182-211.
- Confronting grand corruption in the public and private sector: A spirited new initiative from Tanzania (With Peter, C.M,), Namibian Law Journal, Volume 1 Issue 2, pp 49-71.
- 2017: Fostering Labour Mobility through Mutual Recognition of Academic and Professional Qualifications: The Role of the Inter-University Council for East Africa Conducting a Socio-Economic Assessment in the Refugee Hosting Districts of Kigoma Region (Ongoing).
- 2015: Situation Analysis on Tanzania’s Refugee Policy and Laws (commissioned by UNHCR and the Department of Refugee Services & CSFM)- September- October 2015.
- 2016: Coordinated CSFM –UNHCR Local integration project on Provision of Legal Service to 1972 Burundian Refugees whose Application for citizenship were rejected.
- 2010-2012, Protection of the Rights of Migrant workers in Tanzania (PhD Thesis).
- 2012: Gender and Social Security: Tanzania Country Profile, Commissioned by Friedrich Ebert Foundation- Zambia.
- 2010-2011 Coordinated CSFM-UNHCR’s Local integration project (distribution of naturalisation certificated to naturalised refugees and providing legal service to those in need.).
- 2009: Researcher: “I don’t know where to go”: Burundian Refugees in Tanzania under Pressure to leave (collaborative research between the Centre for the Study of Forced Migration (CSFM) and the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI), New York.
- 2005: Mapping of Urban Refugee Population and their Livelihood in Dar es Salaam, Work commissioned by UNHCR-Dar es Salaam.
- 2003-2005: Sexual and Gender-based Violence against Refugee Women, in Western Tanzania (Masters Dissertation).
- 2003: Research Assistant, Assessing the impact of refugees in North-Western Tanzania (CSFM).
- 2003: Research Assistant: Review of Forced Migration Curricular at the University of Dar es Salaam. Research carried out under the Coordination of the Centre for the Study of Forced Migration (CSFM).