Professor Andre Mbata Mangu is from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He holds a doctoral (LLD) and a Masters (LLM) degrees in constitutional, public and international law from the University of South Africa (UNISA) as well as a Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN). Prof Mangu has taught at several universities. He is currently a Research Professor in the College of Law at UNISA, Professor at the Faculty of Law of UNIKIN, and Guest Professor at the Faculty Jean Monnet at the University of Paris, Sud.
Prof Mangu has co-ordinated several research projects and published many books, chapters in books, and journal articles. He has delivered papers at numerous international conferences. He also sits on the editorial boards of several international journals. Member of CODESRIA and the African Network of Constitutional Law, he recently received the Chancellor Award for Excellence in Research and the Barney Pityana Award for Research in African Law and Human Rights Law at UNISA. His research focuses on constitutionalism, democracy, elections, human rights and the rule of law with specific reference to the African continent.