Dr. Justice Alfred Mavedzenge

Senior Legal Advisor at the Africa Judges and Jurists Forum

Moses Chinhengo is currently a judge of the Supreme Court of Namibia. He previously served in excess of 16 years as a Judge of the High Courts of Zimbabwe and of Botswana. In the early part of his legal career, he served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and gained experience in negotiation and mediation through his involvement in numerous bilateral and multilateral negotiations. In 1987, he led the Zimbabwe Delegation to a Conference on the Law of the Sea and the Preparatory Conference for the Sea-bed.

As a Judge, he presided on a regular basis and for a substantial period, over pre-trial mediation conferences, in the majority of which the parties were able to reach a settlement. He has substantial dispute resolution experience in diverse areas of law. Moses Chinhengo is a founder member and Director of Africa Institute of Mediation and Arbitration. He has conducted several arbitrations as a panel member of the Harare Commercial Arbitration Centre. In 1999 and 2010, he served on a committee appointed by the Zimbabwe government to draft the country’s Constitution.

In 2012 and 2013 he was one of the three legislative draftspersons who drafted the 2013 Constitution of Zimbabwe. In his capacity as a Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists (I.C.J) since 2009, he has served on I.C.J. fact-finding missions to Zambia, South Sudan, Kenya and Lesotho. Since 2015 he has been an Acting Justice of the Court of Appeal of the Kingdom of Lesotho. He has also lecturered on Procedural Law at the Herbert Chitepo School of Law at Great Zimbabwe University.

Justice Chinhengo was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Namibia in 2020. He will sitting on the High Court of Namibia in September of this year.

1100 - 1300

Friday 7th July 2023 Conference Day 2

Stream 2 – Section on Legal Practice

Venue: Lion Hall

Protecting and promoting civic space in Africa: the role and experiences of the legal profession

Sponsored by Avocats Sans Frontières- East Africa (ASF)

Moderator: Adv. Nicole KANEZA, Strategic Litigation Manager, Avocats Sans Frontières- East Africa


  • Adv. Arthur NSEREKO, Chief Executive Officer, Network of Public Interest Lawyer Uganda (NETPIL)
  • (Mr.) Justice Alfred MAVEDZENGE - Senior Legal Advisor/Programs Director, Africa Judges and Jurists Forum (AJJF)
  • Adv. Arnold TSUNGA, Principal Managing Partner, Tsunga Law International Inc
  • Adv. Chikondi CHIJOZI, Criminal Justice Lead, Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC)

UNESCO launch on the Global Media Defence Fund (Virtual)