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Mr. Blessing Mushohwe


Masters of Law in Child Care and Protection, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2008; Bachelor of Laws, University of Fort Hare, 2004; Certificate in Fundamentals of Project Management, University of the Witwatersrand, 2010; Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Rights Advocacy & Litigation, Nelson Mandela Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, 2011 Certificate in Socio-Economic Policies for Child Rights with Equity, UNICEF & The Economic Research Foundation, (E-Course), Executive Certificate in Programme and Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Business Studies Department, University of Zimbabwe, 2015 Certificate in Research Methods, University of Zimbabwe-Department of Population Studies, (2015)

Academic Appointments:

Chairperson, Department of Undergraduate Programmes

Research Interests:

Child Rights and Policies

Faculty: Law
Department: Legal Undergraduate Programmes
Research Category: Law

Mr Mushohwe is a human and child rights professional with vast experience, both in academia and the child rights and protection sectors. An admitted legal practitioner in Zimbabwe, he has been a lecturer in the University of Zimbabwe Faculty of Law since 2012. To date, he has taught courses such as Law of Private and Public Enterprises; Legal Ethics, Law of Banking and Negotiable Instruments; Banking Law in the Department of Business Studies and Land Law in the Faculty of Engineering. He also has work experience in programming around human rights, child rights, policy and development in and outside Zimbabwe. He has specific research interests in child rights and policies and in that regards, has academically published on child rights related issues, among them on diversion of children in conflict with the law; child justice; child marriages; corporal punishment; and child prostitution among others. He also writes Opinion Pieces on various children’s issues which are published in local newspapers. He holds a blend of qualifications in law, human and child rights, programme management and research methods among others.

Phone: +263779168617

1. Mushohwe, B and Sloth-Nielsen, J. (2020). Access to justice for children in Zimbabwe; Book Chapter in Gender, Poverty and Access to Justice: Policy Implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa By David Lawson, Adam Dubin, Lea Mwambene, 2020.
2. Mushohwe, B. (2020). The Role of Social work in Juvenile Justice in Zimbabwe; Book Chapter in The Role of Social Work in Juvenile Justice: International Experiences. Lund:Raoul Wallenberg Institute.
3. Mushohwe, B. (2018). A ray of hope for the outlawing of corporal punishment in Zimbabwe: a review of recent developments. University of Zimbabwe Law Journal, 1(1), 76-91.
4. Mushohwe, B. (2018). Child prostitution in Zimbabwe and the tragedy of the ‘victim by choice’ tag: another view. University of Zimbabwe Law Journal, 1(1), 11-34.
5. Mushohwe, B. (2015). Pre-Trial Diversion of Children in Conflict with the Law: A case for full implementation of the programme in Zimbabwe, Journal Article published with the Midlands State University Law Review, p53.
6. Mushohwe, B. (2016). A Positive Step towards Ending Child Marriages: A Review of the Loveness Mudzuru & Anor vs Minister of Justice, Legal & Parliamentary Affairs N.O & Others Case, Journal Article published with the Midlands State University Law Review.
7. Mushohwe, B. (2016). Legal Highlights from the Loveness Mudzuru & Ruvimbo Tsopodzi vs Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs N.O case on Ending Child Marriages; Article published in The Zimbabwe Child Monitor, Vol II, 2016-17, Women’s University in Africa.
8. Mushohwe, B. 2013. Diversion of Children In Conflict With The Law: The Cornerstone of any Progressive Juvenile Justice System In, Navigating the Contours of African Childhood Experiences: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Chapter in Book Edited by G Javangwe and I Chirisa, Academica Press LLC.

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Law Society of Zimbabwe

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