Christopher Mbazira is a Professor of Law, Principal School of Law and Coordinator of the Public Interest Law Clinic (PILAC). Prof Mbazira’s expertise is in human rights and public interest litigation. He has written and spoken widely on the subject of socio economic rights in the context of the judicial application of these rights. Some of his publications include the book Litigating socio-economic rights in South Africa: A choice between corrective and distributive justice (2009) and several journal articles. As a public interest litigation expert, he has participated in a number of public interest cases, including being one of the 9 amici who intervened in the 2016 Presidential Petition in the Supreme Court of Uganda.
He is a founding member of the Network of Public Interest Lawyers (NETPIL) and has previously served as a chair of the Uganda Law Society Rule of Law and Strategic Litigation Committee. Prof Mbazira sits on the Uganda Law Council and a member of the Management Committee of the Law Development Centre (LDC).
Prof Mbazira holds an LL.B from Makerere University, an LL.M in Human Rights from the University of Pretoria and a PH.D from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. Christopher teaches public international law and international and regional human rights law