Chris Oxtoby is an independent legal consultant specializing in judicial appointments and conduct, constitutionalism, the rule of law, and public international law. He has contributed to projects such as the development of the Lilongwe Principles and Guidelines on the Selection and appointment of judicial officers, and monitoring the South African Judicial Service Commission’s activities. Chris holds a bachelor of social science and a bachelor of laws with honors from the University of Cape Town, as well as a master of laws from New York University. He is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and serves as an adjunct senior lecturer in the department of public law at the University of Cape Town.

Gabriel O. Arishe, a Professor at the University of Benin, Nigeria, specializes in constitutional law and comparative constitutional law. He supervises doctoral students and conducts research on African legislatures, with a notable publication titled “Developing Effective Legislature” (2017). Prof. Arishe co-authors annual reviews on Nigerian constitutional developments for both the Global Review of Constitutional Law (since 2017) and the International Review of Constitutional Reform (since 2020). He previously led the Department of Public Law and currently directs the Service Compact with all Nigerians Directorate.

Dr. Beatrice has been awarded an honorary doctor of law degree by St Francis Xavier University in Canada. She is also the current board chairperson of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. As senior partner, Beatrice has a wide practice that covers major aspects of substantive law and litigation. Her particular areas of interest are family law, human rights, constitutional litigation law, and property rights law.