Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sat 07 Oct - Thu 12 Oct, 2006
(Session 435)

Fatou Camara Fatou Camara (Faculty)

Country/Region: Senegal

Cheikh Anta Diop University

Assistant Professor of Law, Faculty of Judicial and Political Science, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar

Biography:
Fatou Camara is an assistant professor of law in the Law Faculty of Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal, and a consultant to both government and private sector clients on alternative dispute resolution issues. The author of a variety of books and articles on traditional African law, she is currently in the final stages of preparation for the publication of a new book entitled, The Fundamental Philosophy and Mythology of the Constitutional Rights of Negro-Africans. In 2005, Dr. Camara served as a visiting scholar at the Centre of Socio-Legal Research of Griffith Law School in Brisbane, Australia, where she conducted seminars on African customary laws and African criminal law. During that time she also gave the opening lecture at the inaugural meeting of the African Legal Interest Group at the University of Melbourne. She is a member of the Association of Senegalese Women Jurists, the Council of Senegalese women, and African Governance Network. Dr. Camara holds two D.E.A. degrees in international law and private law; an M.A. and B.A. from Paris II-Assas University, France; and a Ph.D. in law from the Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar.