Tafadzwa  Christmas

Tafadzwa Christmas

Teaching Assistant

Areas of expertise

International Human Rights Law  /  International Criminal Law  /  Transitional Justice

Tafadzwa Christmas is a Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy, and a PhD candidate at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva.

His research explores the jurisprudential and operational parameters of the right to truth in Africa as seen through an international human rights law lens.

He previously served as a Senior Projects Lawyer with the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum and has worked for close to a decade in the field of human rights in Africa with a specific focus on public interest litigation, research, as well as lobby and advocacy.

Tafadzwa holds a MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of law from the Geneva Academy (Summa Cum Laude) and an LLB (Honours) from the University of Zimbabwe.

Taught Courses

Peru, Huancasancos. Vigil and burial ceremonies for the victims of the conflict whose remains were finally restituted to their families after 30 years of disappearance. Spring School

Confronting the Truth: The Functions, Practices and Challenges of Truth Commissions

Truth Commissions are by now an integral part of the transitional justice vocabulary and practice. The 2019 Spring School will provide a comprehensive, multidimensional and practical examination of this transitional justice mechanism, shedding light on both its aims and the practical challenges it has met or is likely to meet.

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