Current Institutional Affiliation
LLD (PhD) candidate, Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law

Joseph Geng Akech is a passionate South Sudanese human rights lawyer with a Bachelor of Law and a Master of Law in human rights and democratization in Africa and a constitutional law doctoral researcher of “International Involvement in Constitution Building in Post Conflict South Sudan.” He speaks English, Arabic, and basic level French. Akech is an advocate of children’s rights with over 10 years of professional experience in child rights governance, protection, and advocacy. He has worked with and for children in some of the most difficult contexts – South Sudan, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia. Whilst at Save the Children International, Akech led advocacy and campaigns on national budget transparency, ratification, monitoring, and reporting of international human rights treaties. Akech has published many pieces and has research interest in constitution building, transitional justice, peacebuilding, and governance.

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship 2020
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Human Rights Lawyer, Faculty of Law, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
Foreign influence and the legitimacy of constitution building in South Sudan