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Title/s: Adjunct Professor, Rule of Law for Development Program
Salvatore Mancuso was born in Palermo, Italy. He completed his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Palermo and has obtained its Ph.D. in Comparative Law at the University of Trieste (Italy) with a specialization in African law. He is a Professor of Comparative Law and African Law at the University of Palermo, and Honorary Professor of African Law at the Centre for African Laws and Society of Xiangtan University (P.R. of China). He is also a Visiting Professor at the University Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) and Somali National University in Mogadishu (Somalia).
He has been Chair of the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa at the University of Cape town, Professor of Comparative Law and Legal Anthropology at the University of Macau, Adjunct Professor at the University of Trieste, Visiting Professor at the Universities of Limoges, Réunion and Lisbon, and has given lectures at the Universities of Milan, Turin, Trento, and Salerno (Italy), Asmara (Eritrea), Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) , Hargeisa (Somalia), Omar Bongo (Gabon), Ghana – Legon in Accra (Ghana), Mauritius, Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo (Mozambique), Instituto Superior de Ciências Jurídicas e Sociais (Cape Verde), National Taipei University in Taiwan, China University of Political Sciences and law in Beijing, and East China University of Political Sciences and law in Shanghai (P.R. of China).
He has published and edited some books and several articles on Comparative and African Law. He is a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, and Vice President (Events) of the Juris Diversitas group. He is co-coordinator of the thematic working group on Rule of Law & Justice Reform at the World Bank's Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development. He is a member of the editorial board of several law journals focused on comparative law and African law.
Bachelor of Laws, University of Palermo, Italy
Ph.D. in Comparative Law (specialization in African law), University of Trieste, Italy
Legal Systems and Methods, Rule of Law for Development Program