Dr. Cecilia Edward Ngaiza

Profile:  Dr. Cecilia Ngaiza
Dr. Cecilia Ngaiza is a Lecturer at the Department of Private Law, University of Dar-es-Salaam School of
Law. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) (2014), a Master of Laws (2018) both from the University of
Dar-es-Salaam and a Ph.D. (2024) from the University of Bayreuth, Germany.
Dr. Ngaiza also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PGDLP) from the Law School of
Tanzania. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania, a Member to the Tanganyika Law Society
(TLS) and Tanzania Women Lawyers’ Association (TAWLA). She is also an Alumna of the Tanzanian-
German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL).
Before joining the School, Dr. Ngaiza worked as a Regional Coordinator of the Tanzania Women Lawyers’
Association (TAWLA) - Arusha Regional Office. She has also been serving in a position of a Member to
the TAWLA’s Board of Directors since May 2022..

Her areas of interest are Human Rights Law, Family Law, Gender and the Law and Law of the Child.  


  • Ngaiza, C., “Assessing the Recognition and Implementation Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Tanzania: A Banjul Charter Perspective (Ongoing-Writing stage)
  • Ngaiza, C., “Navigating the Coherence between International and Local Legal Standards for Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Tanzania”. (Ongoing-Review stage)
  • Ngaiza, C., “Customary Law vis-à-vis Statutory Law in Protecting the Rights of Children in Tanzania”. (Ongoing-Review stage)


  • Ngaiza, C., Analysis of the Implementation of Article 121 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community, 1999 in Tanzania: A Case Study of Women’s Access to Property Rights”, LLM Dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam, 2018. (Unpublished)
  • Ngaiza, C., “Observation of Human Rights by the Law Enforcement Organs in Tanzania: A Case Study of the Police Force”, LL.B Dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam, 2014. (Unpublished)


  • Kannowski B., & Ngaiza C., “Environment or (Collective) Human Rights: What Is More Important? A Critical Perspective on the Implementation of the Joint UNESCO/ICOMOS/IUCN Recommendation on the Voluntary Relocation of Maasai Residents from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania”, 3(2) Central European Journal of Comparative Law, 2022, p. 55.

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  • Ngaiza, C. and Omari, A., “Access to Justice by Victims of Violence against Women and Girls in Tanzania: A Socio-Legal Perspective” in Lubaale, E.C. and Budoo-Scholtz, A. (eds.), Violence against Women and the Criminal Justice in Africa: Volume 1. Legislation, Limitations and Culture, Sustainable Development Goals Series, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2022, p. 351.

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  • Nicksoni F., Ngaiza C. and Mabula B., “Domestic Prosecution of International Crimes in Tanzania: The State of the Law”, 47 (2) The Eastern Africa Law Review, 2021,
    p. 106.
  • Ngaiza C., “A Legal Aider vis-à-vis Quality Legal Aid Services: A Peek of Experience”, 1(1) The Tanzania Legal Aid Journal, 2020, p. 70.
  • Ngaiza, C., et al, “Towards Coordinated Legal Aid Services in Tanzania”, 1(1) The Tanzania Legal Aid Journal, 2019, p. 85.

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