The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) congratulates Professor of Law Charles Fombad on being awarded the University Chancellor's Award for Research for 2021.

Professor Fombad has established himself and has rightly been recognised as a world-leading scholar in the field of comparative constitutionalism in Africa. Professor Fombad has published  an astounding number of research works: Over his career, he has published 94 articles in peer review accredited journals; 62 book chapters in peer reviewed books; and 16 books (authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited). He holds an NRF rating in the B1 category (indicating substantial international recognition).

Professor Fombad was instrumental in conceiving and organising the now well-established and influential Stellenbosch Annual Seminars on Constitutionalism in Africa, which in 2021 took place for the eighth time, held at and with the support of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), the South African Research Chair in Multilevel Government, Law and Policy at the Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape, and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Professor Fombad initiated the editing of a number of volumes of essays emanating from these seminars, published by Oxford University Press.