Emma Charlene Lubaale obtained her LLB degree from Makerere University, and LLM and LLD degrees from the University of Pretoria in December 2011 and December 2015 respectively. Her LLD thesis titled “Bridging the justice gap in the prosecution of acquaintance child sexual offences: A case of South Africa and Uganda” engaged with the evidentiary and procedural barriers to advancing criminal accountability for this nature of offending. She joined the Rhodes Faculty of Law in April 2020 where she teaches the Law Evidence and Criminal Procedure. Prior to this, she taught and researched law at the University of Pretoria and the University of Venda. She is a Y-rated researcher by the National Research Foundation (NRF). In January 2020, she was appointed by the NRF to serve on the NRF Standing Panel for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) from 2020 to 2023. She has served as a law reviewer for publishers including Springer Nature, Palgrave Macmillan, the Pretoria University Law Press, the Journal of Sexual Aggression, Speculum Juris, De Jure, South African Crime Quarterly and Journal of Law, Society and Development. Her current research interests are in criminal law from a domestic perspective, international criminal law, women and children’s rights. She is a member of the Network on International Law and Policy in Africa and the Organization for Women in Science (including the social sciences) for the Developing World.
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