(A) Qualifications of the Chairperson of the Board
Article 9(4) of the Constitution of Zanzibar Legal Services Centre, 1992 provides that:
The Trustees shall elect one of them as their Chairperson; provided that such a person must be a holder of a degree from a recognised University.
Therefore, the qualifications of a Chairperson of the Centre is be a member of the Board of Trustees in accordance with Article 9(1) of the Constitution of the Centre and must be a holder of a degree from a recognised University.
(b). Profile of the Current Chairperson of the Board
| Chris Maina Peter, the current Chair of the Board of Trustees of Zanzibar Legal Services Centre (ZLSC) is a Professor of Law at the School of Law of the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He holds LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and a doctorate from the University of Konstanz, Germany. He is; and Member of the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC), Geneva, Switzerland.
He is a Consultant to a number of institutions nationally and internationally. Professor Peter has written and edited several books and articles in scholarly journals. His most recent publications include: “Fighting Impunity: African States and the International Criminal Court,” in ANKUMAH, Evelyn (ed.), The International Criminal Court and Africa: One Decade On, Cambridge: Intersentia Ltd., 2016, p. 1; and “The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child,” (with Ummy Ally Mwalimu) in YUSUF Abdulqawi A. and Fatsah Ouguergouz (eds.), The African Union: Legal and Institutional Framework – A Manual on the Pan-African Organization, Leiden and Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012, pp. 477-493.Professor Peter is also the Managing Editor of the Zanzibar Yearbook of Law (ZYBL) published by Zanzibar Legal Services Centre (ZLSC).,