Faculty Profiles - Adjunct Professors

Roger-Claude  Liwanga

Roger-Claude Liwanga

Adjunct Professor

Areas of Expertise

International Law, Laws of Armed Conflict, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Child Protection

Dr. Roger-Claude Liwanga is a Fellow on Human Trafficking and Forced Labor with the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. In Fall 2017, Dr. Liwanga will teach Child Protection and International Human Rights at Emory Law School, as an Adjunct Professor. His scholarship interests include international law, laws of war, human rights, human trafficking, and child protection.
Dr. Liwanga taught International Laws of War at Suffolk Law School in 2016. He also guest-lectured the Human Trafficking, and Child Protection and Human Rights Dilemmas courses at Harvard University between 2012 and 2014, and was a Visiting Scholar with the African Studies Center at Boston University.


Prior to that, Dr. Liwanga worked as a Continuing Legal Education Expert for the American Bar Association - Rule of Law Initiative (ABA-ROLI), where he designed training modules and trained ABA staff and law professors in Africa on interactive techniques of teaching law. He also previously consulted with The Carter Center on the issues of human rights, human trafficking, and fair and democratic elections in Africa.


His scholarly work has appeared in Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, Suffolk Transnational Law Review, and Journal of African Law. His most recent articles include: Extraterritorial Responsibility of States for Human Rights Violations under International Jurisprudence: Case Study of DRC v. Uganda 39 Suffolk Transnat'l L. Rev. 239 (2016); The Meaning of "Gross Violation" of Human Rights: A Focus on International Tribunals’ Decisions over the DRC Conflicts 44 Denv. J. Intl'l L. & Pol'y 67 (2015); and From Commitment to Compliance: The Enforceability of Remedial Orders of African Human Rights Bodies 41 Brook. J. Int'l L. 99 (2015).


Dr. Liwanga has also been a contributor to CNN Freedom Project and Global Post discussing child mining labor problem in Africa. He is currently writing a book chapter, The Exploitation of Migrant Children in the Artisanal Mines of the DRC in MIGRATION AND CHILDHOOD (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017) (forthcoming), and a book, CHILD MINING IN AN ERA OF HIGH-TECHNOLOGY: UNDERSTANDING THE ROOTS, CONDITIONS AND EFFECTS OF LABOR EXPLOITATION IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (Alpha Academic Press, 2017) (forthcoming). 


Dr. Liwanga earned his S.J.D from Suffolk Law School in 2016 (with high honor). In 2008, he received his LL.M from University of Cape Town, where he was an Andrew W. Mellon scholarship recipient. He obtained his Licence en Droit from Université Protestante au Congo in 2005 (first session honor).