Dr. Jaba

Dr Jaba Tumaini Shadrack

(LL.B & LL.M, UDSM. – Tanzania | MPhil & PhD. – Warwick, UK)

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Jaba [dʒa:bha] is a lawyer and law lecturer in public law and policy based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is an alma mater of the Universities of Dar es Salaam and Warwick. He teaches and coordinates several courses at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law (UDSoL): constitutional law, jurisprudence, criminology & penology, and juvenile justice. His research interests include defence and security policies, public-private delegation, juvenile justice, criminology and penology, constitutional and administrative laws, local government, labour law, human rights, social and climate justice, and legal theory. His PhD thesis, "Privatised Policing Duties in a Constitutional State: The Case of Postcolonial Tanzania in Socio-Legal Context", has examined some of these subjects in detail. He also takes pride in drafting, analysing, copyediting and translating legal documents (English-Swahili-English).

Jaba has several publications to his name resulting from his extensive research and teaching experience: Tanzania's Criminal Law (forthcoming); Criminology and Penology: Course Manual; The Private Security Industry in Tanzania: Challenges, Issues and Regulation; Challenges of a Democratic Constitution under Multiparty System in Tanzania; The Right to Security of Person and Property in Tanzania: Are Private Security Companies a Panacea or an Inopportune to Commoners?; Human Rights and Cultural Dichotomy: A Discourse on LGBT Rights in Africa; Efficacy of Capital Punishment as an Instrument of Deterrence and Retributive Justice: A Tentative Study of Albinos Killings in Tanzania.

This research background has made Jaba a seasoned consultant in Tanzania and beyond. He has worked with several organisations, including Tanzania's Judiciary, Ministry of Lands, Police Force, Prison Services, Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS), Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG), Georgetown University (Department of Economics and the McCourt School of Public Policy), Humboldt University of Berlin (the African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice), University of Warwick Law School (Criminal Justice Centre), Uongozi Institute, Law School of Tanzania, UN-REDD Tanzania Programme (REDD+), Tanzania Heritage Project (Preserving and Digitizing Analogue Music), Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA), Centre for Community Initiative and Awareness (CCIA), Tanganyika Law Society (TLS), Standard Attorneys, FB Attorneys, Lawhill & Co. Advocates, Jolis Attorneys, and Moreh Attorneys, and Security Solutions Co. Ltd.

Jaba has assumed other research and consultancy-related positions with several administrative and tertiary institutions. He has been an internal, external and independent examiner with the UDSoL, the Institute of Finance Management, and the Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration. He has also served as a member of the UDSoL and Institute of Development Studies' Board, Legal Aid Committee, Postgraduate Studies Committee, and Head of Examinations Office. Jaba is a recipient of Coca-Cola's ACSEE Award for Best Student in the English Language (2004), PITRO Scholarships for the University of Dar es Salaam Staff (2009), REPOA Research Bursary (2012/2013), UDSoL's Employee of the Year Award (2014/2015), DFID/Commonwealth Scholarships Tenable in the UK (2016-2019), and DAAD/Federal Foreign Office Research Bursary and Stay Tenable in Germany (2022/2023).

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