Landilani Banda

Department of Private Law

Academic Qualifications:

  • Master of Laws in International human rights and HIV in Africa, Pretoria

Landilani Banda joined the University of Zambia in December 2014. He specialises in Human rights law, International law, Medical law and Constitutional law. Since joining UNZA, he has taught Jurisprudence, Clinical legal education, Constitutional law and Disability rights law. He has also been co-lecturer in Medical law and tutored the law of Contract.

Landilani holds a bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Zambia and a Master of Laws in International human rights and HIV in Africa (LL.M) form the Centre for human rights, University of Pretoria. He is currently a Doctor of Laws (LL.D) candidate at the University of Pretoria with a research focus on the rights of minority groups in Africa and the right to health. Landilani is also an Advocate of the High Court of Zambia with eleven years standing and was for four years a member of the Council of the Law Association of Zambia. He is the current convenor of the Human Rights Committee of LAZ and past convenor of the Law reform and research committee. In 2016 he was awarded the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for young African Leaders. Between 2015 and 2017 he was board member of the Women and Law in Southern Africa. 

As a human rights lawyer and advocate Landilani has appeared and made submissions before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and one of the cases led to the adoption of a resolution in combating illicit financial flow (IFF) from Africa.

Research Interests
  • Human rights law,
  • Minority rights in Africa,
  • Rights of persons with disabilities,
  • Constitutional law,
  • HIV and law,
  • Illicit financial flows and human rights in Africa. 
  • “Euthanasia and sanctity of life:  A critical study of medical ethics from a legal point of view” Zambia law journal volume 40, 2009.

Published reports:

  • The role of Traditional leaders in protecting human rights in Zambia: (This study was Sponsored and published by the PANOS institute of Southern Africa) 2016
  • The Right to equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in Zambia: (This was a study sponsored and published by the PANOS institute and German International Corporation in Zambia) 2015

Accepted for Publication:

“The need for Inclusive research as a tool for inclusive development for persons with disabilities” (accepted for publication in the 2018 disability rights year book published by PULP Under the University of Pretoria)

Paper presentations

  • Inclusive research as a means of achieving inclusive development for person with Disabilities. Paper presented at the Bochum research Centre at a conference on human rights based research organized by Ruhr University in Germany, 2018.
  • Challenges and opportunities organised by the church mother bodies and Electoral Commission of Zambia 2017.
  • The right to informed consent for testing and treatment of person living with HIV in Zambia. Presented at the Medical Association of Zambia forum on HIV and Informed consent in Zambia, 2017.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Human rights in A Global world: A Zambian perspective. Presented at the conference on business and human rights in Mozambique organized by Edward Mondlan University, 2017. 
  • Impact of extractive industries on the right to health in communities in Zambia. Presented at the human rights and business seminar in South Africa and organized by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights and the Southern African Human Rights Commission 2016.
  • Impact of sodomy laws on the enjoyment of the right to equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in Africa. Presented at annual human rights in Africa conference organized by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria and held in Lusaka, Zambia, 2016.
  • The need for Electoral reforms in Zambia. Presented at the Zambia elections conference 2015. 
  • The weakness of the Zambian criminal justice system and its impact in the rights of children. Presented at the judicial colloquium attended by regional High Court and Supreme Court judges in Chisamba, Zambia, 2014.

Ongoing research:

  • “Towards non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Zambia: The case for decriminalisation of anti-sodomy laws” 
  • “Legal theory and gender resocialisation” to be published as a book chapter in the Gender and Law book under the NORHED project.
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