Thompson Chengeta: Non-Resident Fellow


Dr. Thompson Chengeta studied law at Harvard Law School (LL.M), University of Pretoria (LL.D, LL.M) and Midlands State University (LL.B). He works on the mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extra-judicial killings, summary or arbitrary executions. Previously, he has worked as a Lecturer of Law at Midlands State University where he taught Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law. Dr. Chengeta has also worked as an attorney at Gundu and Dube Legal Practitioners and as a prosecutor with the Attorney General’s Office in Zimbabwe. He has experience with international organisations like the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Switzerland and the International Criminal Court in Netherlands. His expertise is in the following fields: international weapons law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international criminal law. Dr. Chengeta’s current research and interests are in the following fields: Chinese investments and human rights in Africa; Displacement, migration and human rights; human rights advocacy in the Islamic world; historical injustices and transitional justice; racial and sexual minority rights; and international weapons law.