Visiting Fellow from United Nations University Global Leadership Training Programme in Africa
The Department of Public Law welcomed Hiroshige Fujii from November 2016 to March 2017 who is a member of the United Nations University Global Leadership Training Programme in Africa (2016-2017) and a Ph.D. Candidate (Human Security) in the University of Tokyo, Japan. Prior to starting his Ph.D., he earned an Advanced LL.M specialized in International Criminal Law at Grotius Centre, Leiden University, the Netherlands. Also, he used to work at the Cabinet e, Government of Japan as a Programme Advisor and exercised a field based research in South Sudan, focusing on the possibility of the hybrid court and the protection of civilians by UN Peacekeeping operations in 2014. At the University of Cape Town (UCT), he has undertaken his advanced research on the “International Criminal Court and State Cooperation in Africa”.
During his stay at UCT, Hiroshige Fujii had a number of opportunities to access the related information and analyze his theme, in particular, the relationship between the Government of South Africa and the International Criminal Court. In the course of the above research, he visited some public and private institutions to discuss his topic in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Windhoek (Namibia) and Lilongwe (Malawi).
His research outcome will be presented at the annual academic conference of the Japan Association for African Studies (JAAS) in May 2017.
Lastly, Hiroshige Fujii shows his sincere appreciation to Dr. Hannah Woolaver and Prof. Danwood Chirwa for their insightful advice and to Prof. Elrena Van Der Spuy and Ms. René Francke for their generous assistance as to his research in the Department of Public Law.