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Mr Lewis Sibanda

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Lewis is a registered legal practitioner/attorney in the Zimbabwean superior courts. He has worked as a professional research assistant to the Chief Justice of Zimbabwe and another judge of the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of South Africa, which was awarded with distinction. He also completed a Master of Laws (LLM) degree (with distinction) as a Mandela Scholar at the University of Sussex. Prior to pursuing his full time PhD studies, Lewis was a Law Lecturer at Jindal Global Law School (JGU) in India where he taught modules on Human Rights Law & Theory, Constitutional Law and the International Law of Outer Space.

Lewis' PhD research utilises a critical legal approach, particularly a Marxist lens, to explore the root causes of human trafficking and the meaning of exploitation. His research interests include contemporary issues in International human rights law, Human trafficking, Critical legal studies and International business and human rights law.


The Root Causes of Human Trafficking: A Critical Analysis of the Contemporary Approaches to Human Trafficking (2023-09-18)
Sibanda, Lewis
University of Bologna Law Review, 8(1) (pp. 217-243)

The meaning of exploitation, demand, and root causes within the International Human Trafficking Law (2022)
Sibanda, Lewis
In : First EDELNet online PhD Conference on Climate Change, Public Control and Human Rights: Legal Scholarship in the Face of Current Global Challenges (13 Oct 2022, Online conference)

The root causes of human trafficking: A Critical analysis of the contemporary approaches to human trafficking (2023-04-05)
Sibanda, Lewis
SLSA Conference Poster Presentation, SLSA Annual Conference 2023 (Ulster University).