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Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania


Phone: 0713 261234/0622261234

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Ph.D. – International Investment Law (University of the Western Cape)

LLM – International Trade (Stellenbosch University)

LLB (University of Dar es Salaam)

Membership of Professional Bodies

Tanganyika Law Society

East Africa Law Society


Dr. Julius Cosmas is a lecturer in the department of civil and criminal law. He joined the faculty as a tutorial assistant on the 1st day of September 2003 immediately after graduating LLB Degree at the University of Dar es Salaam in the same year. In January 2006, he joined Stellenbosch University for LLM studies where he successfully pursued LLM specializing in mercantile law. Upon return, he was promoted and became an assistant lecturer in 2007. In 2009, he was appointed to Head the Department Civil and Criminal law the position he served until January 2012 when he joined the University of the Western Cape for LLD studies. In 2015 he was conferred LLD Degree at the convocation held at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa on 11th March 2015. Dr. Cosmas is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and subordinate courts thereto since July 2008. He has published numerous academic articles in international and local journals. He has also been involved in a number of consultancy activities including provision of Civic education on election matters to National Political party leaders during the 2010 elections under the UNDP funding. In addition, he has been involved in educating local government HODs and Councilors on the legal framework governing local government authorities in the country. Of recent he has been involved in conducting a series of training to Zanzibar government officials on how to improve the legal sector performance in Zanzibar under the UNDP Legal Sector Reform Programmes funding.


Can Tanzania Adequately Fulfill its Public Health Regulatory Obligations Alongside Bilateral Investment Treaties Obligations? , The Journal of Politics and Law, Vol. 8 No.2 (2015) Available at //www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/JPL/article/view/49286.

Improving the Legitimacy of Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Can the WTO DSU System Act as a Model? (2015) International Law Research; Vol. 4, No. 1; 2015, Available at http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ilr/issue/view/1309

Legitimacy Crisis in Investor-State International Arbitration System: A Critique of the Suggested Solutions & A Proposal on the Way Forward (2015) 4 No. 1 International Journal of Law and Policy Review, 1 – 27, Available at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4XaA30casoDUm5qaFBadHBkOUU/view

The State Of International Commercial Arbitration In Tanzania: A Comparative Critique And Call For The Reform. (2015)US-China Law Review, Vol. 12, No. 6, June 2015

Investor-state international arbitration system: is ICSID the appropriate forum for developing countries like Tanzania? (2014) Open University Law Journal Vol. 5, No. 1:25-36, Available at http://www.out.ac.tz/library/Law_Journal/index.html

Settlement of Investment Disputes Through International Arbitration: An Analysis of a Landmark Case From Tanzania; Biwater Gauff (Tanzania) Ltd Vs. United Republic of Tanzania, Icsid Case No. Arb/05/22, (2009) 13 Orient Journal of Law and Social Sciences, pp 61 – 78.

Drug abuse and Drug Trafficking in Tanzania: An analysis of the law to deal with the challenges and issues facing Tanzania, (2008) 12 Orient Journal of Law and Social Sciences, pp 42 – 61.

Twelve Years of the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism: Achievement or Gone Kaput? : African Countries Perspective, (2007) 10 Orient Journal of Law and Social Sciences, pp 87 – 102.

The Doctrine of Constructive notice in Tanzania, (2006) 19 The Accountant, pp 14 – 28.

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