Dr. Wiebusch, Micha

Associate Research Fellow
South Africa
01/07/2013 to 28/02/2023
Research Interests 

International Law and Development
International Human Rights Law
Comparative Constitutional Law
Peace and Security Studies


Ph.D. in Development Studies, Institute of Development Policy (IOB), University of Antwerp (2020)
M.Phil. in International Law, (Upgraded), SOAS, University of London (2013)
M.A. in Political Science, (Summa Cum Laude), University of Geneva (2012)
LL.M. in International Law, (Distinction), University of Cape Town / University of Antwerp (2010)
Dipl. International and Comparative Law, (Honors), Université de Paris I Panthéon – Sorbonne/Cornell Law School (2008)
LL.B. in Public/Private Law, University of Antwerp (2008)

Biographical Statement 

Micha Wiebusch is a senior legal officer at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Arusha, Tanzania. He was an associate research fellow at UNU-CRIS and at the Institute of Development Policy (IOB), University of Antwerp. He is also a research fellow (PhD) at SOAS, University of London, School of Law.

Before he was a research fellow (visiting) at the Law Faculty of the University of São Paulo, at the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) of the University of Pretoria and at the Institute of African Affairs of the German Institute for Global and Area studies (GIGA) in Hamburg. He worked as a legal officer at the African Union Commission in the Department of Legal Affairs and in the Department of Political Affairs. He also worked as a constitutional expert for African Union Election Observation Missions, as a consultant for International IDEA and as a research assistant at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF).

He is the editor of the book International Law and Transitional Governance – Critical Perspectives (Routledge, 2020). He has also guest edited three special issues, respectively for Africa Spectrum (GIGA, 2019) on “The African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance: Trends, Challenges and Perspectives”, for the Journal of African Law (Cambridge University Press, 2019) on “The African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance at 10” and for the International Journal of Law in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2018) on “Resistance to International Courts”.