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Musa Kika

Dr Musa Kika is the Head of Office (Barcelona) and Director of External Relations for the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT).

Musa most recently served as Executive Director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, Zimbabwe’s biggest civil society coalition of human rights groups, where he also served as Secretary of the National Transitional Justice Working Group. Musa has also been affiliated during the past years with the University of Cape Town’s Democratic Governance and Rights Unit as a Senior Researcher.

Previously, Musa taught law at the University of Zimbabwe’s Faculty of Law and served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice and Judges of Appeal at the Supreme Court of Namibia, for a judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals in South Africa, and for a judge of the High Court in Botswana. He has worked with law-based NGOs such as Justice for Children and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, and published widely on democracy, dialogue and governance issues in the Southern African region.

Musa is a Mandela Rhodes Scholar, a Harvard Law School Kaufman Public Service Fellow, and an alumni of the US State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Program for the Rule of Law cohort. He holds a PhD in Constitutional and Administrative Law from the University of Cape Town; a Master of Laws (LLM) from Harvard Law School; and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) summa cum laude from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He also holds professional certificates from the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights and the University of Basel.

Working language: English.