Herr Prof. Noel Ahonagnon Gbaguidu

Einladende Institution: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Wanitzek
Aufenthalt: 31. Mai 2011
Heimatuni: Université d'Abomey-Calavi (Benin)
Informationen zur Person: Ahonagnon Noël Gbaguidi is Professor of Law at the Université d’Abomey-Calavi, the BIGSAS Partner University in Benin. He was invited by Ulrike Wanitzek as a guest of the Graduate School from 2nd May to 30th July 2011. Gbaguidi has a long history with the University of Bayreuth, where he completed his doctoral thesis under the supervision of Ulrich Spellenberg in 1994. Furthermore, between 2000 and 2003, Gbaguidi conducted research regarding African land rights, in collaboration with Ulrike Wanitzek and Ulrich Spellenberg. He also concentrated on family and succession law and authored the book Family and Succession Law in Benin in 2010. In addition, he also completed a research project with the International Labour Organization and published insights in the 900- page opus Jurisprudence sociale du Bénin. Gbaguidi has held a great number of eminent positions such as Director of Studies and Research at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Benin (1996-2003) and Director of the National School of Administration and Magistracy at the Université d’Abomey-Calavi (2003-2010). He is currently UNESCO Chair of Human Rights at the Université d’Abomey-Calavi. During this year’s stay at the University of Bayreuth, he gave a guest lecture with Ulrike Wanitzek on “Family Law in Selected African States”.