UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM SCHOOL OF LAW (SOL)

Dr. Tulia Ackson Mwansasu

Tulia Ackson Mwansasu is a Senior lecturer at the Public Law Department. She joined the School of Law (then Faculty of Law) in 2001 as Postgraduate Teaching Assistant. In 2004 she became Assistant Lecturer upon completion of Master’s in Laws Degree.  Dr. Ackson has a Bachelor of Law degree (LL. B-2001), University of Dar es Salaam; Master of Laws degree (LL.M -2004), University of Dar es Salaam; and Doctor of Laws (PhD -2007), University of Cape Town.

Dr. Tulia has had solid years of active service within the School and University. She was the Associate Dean from 2009-2014. In the midst of such service she was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011.  Outside the University, Dr. Tulia was Deputy Attorney General of the United Republic of Tanzania from September 2015 to November 2015. Deputy Speaker and Member of Parliament, of the United Republic of Tanzania, from November 2015 to present date.

Dr. Tulia is an expert in Employment Law, Social Security Law, Labor Law, Wildlife Management Law, Trusts, Probate and Administration of Estates Law and Mining Law.

 

Publications

Dr. Tulia has the following notable publications;

  • “Towards Coordination of EAC Social Security Systems:  The Challenge of Fragmentation” Eastern Africa Law Review, Journal of Law and Development, volume 42 Issue 1. Forthcoming.*

 

  •  “Winnowing Tanzania’s Proposed constitution:  The Legitimacy Question” Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America, 03/2015, pp/ 369 – 401

 

  • “Withdrawal benefits: a problem for social security in Tanzania and Est African Community” Journal of social Security Law Sweet and Maxwell, United Kingdom (ISSN: 1354 – 7747), 3/2015, pp. 154.*

 

  • “Justiciability of Socio-economic Rights in Tanzania” African Journal of International and comparative Law, Edinburgh University Press, United Kingdom (ISSN: 0954-8890 E-ISSN: 1755-1609), 23(3)/2015, pp.359 – 382.*

 

  • “Labour Law, Gender Equality and the Protection of Working Mothers, Girls and Female Persons with Disabilities in Tanzania” Recht in Afrika/Law in Africa/Droit en Afrique Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Germany (ISSN-Internet 2363-6270), 18/2015, pp.17 – 39.*

 

  • “Legal Hostility’ Towards Street Vendors in Tanzania: A Constitutional Quandary? SADC Law Journal JUTA and Company, South Africa (ISSN: 2026 – 7193), 4(1)/2014/2015, pp. 144 – 163.*

                                                                                                                                  

  • “The Role of the law of reginal organizations in reforms of social protection systems: portability of social security benefits in the East African Community” in Bender, K., Kaltenborn, M., and Pfleiderer C. (eds), Social Protection in Developing Countries:  Reforming Systems, Routledge, London, 2013, (ISBN 978-0-415-64103-6), pp. 74 – 82.*

                                                                                                         

  • “HIV and AIDS in Tanzania” in Becker, U., Pennings, F., and Dijkhoff, T., (eds) International Standard-Setting and Innovations in Social Security, Walters Kluwer, Law

 

  • “Provision of Social Security to the Excluded in the United Republic of Tanzania:  Legislative and New Policy Directions,” Zanzibar Year Book of Law (ZYBL), 2011, pp 249-264.*

 

  • “Access to social services for non-c9t9zens and the portability of social benefits in Tanzania” in Mpedi, L. G & Smit N., (eds) Access to Social Services for Non-citizens and the Portability of Social Benefits within the Southern African Development Community SUN MeDIA Bloemfontein, 2011 (ISBN: 978-0-9870096-1-6), pp119-135.*

                                                  

  • “Employment Standards/Minimum Conditions of Employment” in Rutinwa B., Kalula E. and Ackson T. (eds), The New Employment and Labour Relations Law in Tanzania: An Analysis of Labour Legislation in Tanzanian, UDSM School of Law Tanzania and IDLL Faculty of Law UCT South Africa, 2011 (ISBN 978-0-7992-2479-5), pp 58-93.*

 

  • “Trade Unions, Employees’ Associations and Federations” in Rutinwa B., Kalula E. and Ackson T. (eds), The New Employment and Labour Relations Law in Tanzania: An Analysis of Labour Legislation in Tanzania, UDSM School of Law Tanzania and IDLL Faculty of Law, UCT South Africa, 211 (ISBN 978-0-7992-2479-5).*

 

  • “Labour Administration and Inspection” in Rutinwa B., Kalula E., and Ackson T. (eds), The New Employment and Labour Relations Law in Tanzania: An Analysis of Labour Legislation in Tanzania, UDSM School of Law Tanzania and IDLL Faculty of Law, UCT South Africa, 2011 (ISBN 978-0-7992-2479-5), pp 283 – 292.*

 

  • Rutinwa B., Kalula E. and Ackson T. (eds), The New Employment and Labour “Relations Law in Tanzania: An Analysis of Labour Legislation in Tanzania, UDSM School of Law Tanzania and IDLL Faculty of Law UCT South Africa, 2011 (ISBN 978-0-7992-2479-5).*

 

  • International Encyclopedia of Laws, Social Security Law Supplement 72 Council of Europe and Tanzania, Vol. 5, 2010.  (Co-authored with B.I. Rutinwa)

 

  • Omara, A., and Ackson T. (eds), Civil Society and Good Governance in Burundi:  Promoting inclusiveness and People Participation in the East African Community, Fountain Publishers, Kampala, 2010.

 

  • “Disability benefits and workers with HIV/AIDS:  Coverage issues and challenges in the United Republic of Tanzania,” International Social Security Review, Vol. 61 4/2008, pp. 75 – 94.  (Also can be found in the proceedings of the 8th International Work Congress on Work Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Compensation held in Durban South Africa from 31 March to 2 April 2008).

 

  • “Extension of Social Security Coverage to the Rural; Population in Tanzania:  Lessons from India and Iran”, Journal of African and International Law, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2009, pp. 51 – 70 (ISSN 1821-620x).  (Also published as “|Extension de la couverture du system de securite sociale en Tanzanie: les lecons de I’Inde et de I’Iran,” Le Bulletin de droit compare

 

  • Social Security Law and Policy Reform in Tanzania with Reflections from the South African Experience, LAP. – Lambert Academic Publishing, 2009. (Paperback – 10-2009, ISBN 3838306775)

 

  • Coordination of social security Systems in the SADC:  Potential Lessons from the European Union, LAP – Lambert Academic Publishing, 2009. (ISBN 978-3-8383-1903-2, Paperback, 96 Seiten).

 

  • Extension of Social Security Coverage to the excluded in Tanzania: Legislative and new policy directions, Paper presented at the 6th International Policy and Research |Conference on Social Security: Emerging trend in times of instability: New challenged and opportunities for social security, organized by the International Social Security Association, held in Luxembourg from 29 September – 1 October 2010.

 

 

  • Social Security Fragmentation in Tanzania:  The challenge of Governance, Monograph No. 1/2008, Institute of Development and Labour Law, University of Cape Town.  (Co-authored with Professors E.L. Kalula and B.I. Rutinwa).

 

  • Extension of Social Security Coverage to the Informal Sector in Tanzania, Paper presented at the IIRA 5th African Regional Congress held in Cape Town – South Africa from 26-28 March 2008.

 

  • Decent Work and Social Policy in SADC, Paper presented at the IILS Research Conference:  Decent Work, Social Policy and Development, ILO Geneva, 29 November – 1 December 2006.  (Co-authored with Prof. Evance Kalula.).

 

  • Labour Administration, Regional Integration and NEPAD, Paper prepared for ARLAC Seminar on Labour Administration, Regional Integration and NEPAD, Victoria Mahe – Seychelles, 17-21 October, 2005.  (C0-authored with Prof. Evance Kalula and Dr. Danwood Chirwa).

 

  • The Right to Clean and Health Environment for Local Communities in Mining Areas of Tanzania:  The Case Study Geita Gold Mining Area, 2003. LL.M Dissertation.

 

  • Ackson, T., Towards Coordination of EAC Social Security Systems:  The Challenge of Fragmentation” Eastern Africa Law Review, Journal of Law and Development, volume 42 Issue 1. Forthcoming.*

 

  • Ackson, T., “Winnowing Tanzania’s Proposed Constitution:  The Legitimacy Question” Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America, 03/2015, pp.369 – 401.*

 

  • Ackson, T., “Withdrawal benefits: a problem for social security in Tanzania and the “East African Community” Journal of Social Security Law Sweet and Maxwell, United Kingdom (ISSN: 1354-7747), 3/2015, pp. 154 – 169.*

 

  • Ackson, T., “Justiciability of Socio-economic Rights in Tanzania”  African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Edinburgh University Press, United Kingdom (ISSN:0954-8890 E-ISSN: 1755-1609), 22(3)/2015, PP. 359 – 382.*

 

  • Ackson, T., “Labour  Law, Gender Equality and the Protection of Working Mothers, Girls and Female Persons with Disabilities in Tanzania” Recht in Afrika/Law in Africa/Droit en Afrique, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Germany (ISSN-Internet 2363-6270), 18(1)2015, pp.17 – 163.*

 

  • Ackson T., “Legal Hostility’ Towards Street Vendors in Tanzania:  A Constitutional Quandary? SADC Law Journal, JUTA and Company, South Africa (ISSN: 2026-7193), 4(1)/2014/2015, pp. 144 – 163.*

 

  • Ackson, T., “Social Security to the Excluded in the united Republic of Tanzania: Legislative and New Policy Directions,” Zanzibar Year Book of Law (ZYBL), 2011, pp. 249-264.*