Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa

University of Cape Town

Danwood Chirwa is professor of economic, social and cultural rights, children’s rights, international human rights law and comparative African constitutional and administrative law at the University of Cape Town.

Chirwa was previously a research fellow in the Socio-Economic Rights Project at the Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He was a lead researcher on the Socio-Economic Rights Project’s joint endeavor with the Local Government Project exploring privatization. Before joining the Community Law Centre, he practiced law in Malawi.

Featured Work

JUN 19, 2003 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2 No. 9 (Spring 2003): Making Human Rights Work in a Globalizing World: Articles: Privatization and Socioeconomic Rights

In response to the recent efforts to privatize basic services in South Africa, Chirwa argues that companies are obliged to uphold the economic and social ...