UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM SCHOOL OF LAW (SOL)

Ms. Cecilia Edward Ngaiza

Ms Cecilia Ngaiza is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Private Law, University of Dar-es-Salaam School of Law. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (2014) and a Master of Laws (2018) both from the University of Dar-es-Salaam. She is currently pursuing her Doctoral studies at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Ms. Ngaiza is also a holder of 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 of the Tanganyika Law Society (TLS), and Tanzania Women Lawyers’ Association (TAWLA). She is additionally an Alumna of the Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL).

Before joining the School, Ms. Ngaiza worked as a Regional Coordinator of the Tanzania Women Lawyers’ Association (TAWLA) - Arusha Regional Office.

Her areas of interest include Human Rights Law, Family Law, Probate and Administration of Estates Law, Gender and the Law, Juvenile Justice, and Regional Integration Law.

Research:

  • Ngaiza, C., “Viability of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Safeguarding the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Tanzania”. (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-Writing 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 (Unpublished)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 (Unpublished)

Publications:

  • Ngaiza, C., et al, “Towards Coordinated Legal Aid Services in Tanzania”, 1(1) The Tanzania Legal Aid Journal, 2019, p. 85. 

Available at  <https://www.tls.or.tz/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/LEGAL-AID-JOURNAL-2019.pdf>  

  • 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.
  •  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. and Omari A., “Addressing Violence against Women and Girls in Tanzania: A Socio-Legal Perspective” (On Publication Stage)