New researchers Law and Development

The Law and Development Research Group welcomes Tomaso Ferrando (research professor), Antidius Kaitu, Tefera Addis (PhD researchers) and Anne Oloo (Sustjustice coordinator).

The Law and Development Research Group welcomes Tomaso Ferrando (research professor), Antidius Kaitu, and Tefera Addis (PhD researchers). You can find their bio's below:

Tomaso Ferrando joins the University of Antwerp from the University of Bristol Law School, where he developed three main research pathways: the role of law in building/dismantling socially and environmentally just food systems, the construction and implications of the green bonds’ market, and the distributive impact of law in global value chains. Before Bristol, he worked at the University of Warwick School of Law, was research fellow at the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School, and visiting researcher at the University of Cape Town, University of Sao Paulo and University of Turin. He is a member of the Legal Committee of the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) and of the Extraterritorial Obligation Consortium (ETOs). He recently obtained a GCRF grant to work on access to land, food security and climate change in five Caribbean countries and has research and impact projects both in Democratic Republic of Congo and Brazil.

Tefera D. Addis is a Doctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp. Tefera obtained his Bachelor degree in Laws from Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia (first class with distinction) and also holds LL.M in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the University of Essex in the UK (with Merit). Previously, Tefera worked as a full-time Lecturer at the law school of Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia, where he has also served as the Editor-in-chief of Bahir Dar University Journal of Law. His PhD research focuses on balancing national development interests, particularly the large-scale agricultural investment sector, and environmental rights of local communities in Ethiopia.

Antidius Kaitu is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Antwerp, researching on the Legal Status and Protection of the Unborn Human Life. He holds an LL. B from the University of Dar es Salaam and an LL.M from the same University under the Tanzanian- German Center for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL). He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Law School of Tanzania. He is a 2017 Fellow of the All African House (AAH) Fellowship at the University of Cape Town in South Africa (UCT). He also successfully completed a two-year African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) training that was supported by the World Bank, the African Union and the African Legal Support Facility. Before joining the doctoral programme he was teaching law at the University of Dar es Salaam as an Assistant Lecturer.

Anne Oloo is Academic Coordinator for the SUSTJUSTICE Programme and a researcher within the Law and Development Group. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) from University of Nairobi and she graduated in 2018 (magna cum laude) with an LL.M in International and European Law from Ghent University.