Chaloka Beyani "is a Senior Lecturer in Law, having joined the Department as a Lecturer in Law in 1996. He studied law at the University of Zambia (LL.B. 1982, and LL.M. 1984) and at Oxford (D.Phil. 1992). Formerly a Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford, (1991-1995) with Lectureships in Law at Exeter and St.Catherines Colleges, Oxford, (1993-1995) and Crown Prince of Jordan Fellow, Queen Elizabeth House, Refugee Studies Programme, Oxford (1993-1995). Previously Lecturer in Law, University of Zambia (1984-1988), and Teaching Assistant in Law, University of Zambia (1982 to 1984).
"Chaloka Beyani has received research grants from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (Academic Fellowship) 1988-1991, the Ford Foundation (1991-1992; 2001-2003), the Nuffield Foundation (1990 and 1992), and the Shaler Adams Foundation 1995.
"He has acted as legal advisor, consultant, and expert to: the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; the Office of the High Commissioner on Refugees; the World Health Organization; the United Nations Population Fund; United Nations Development Fund for Women; the European Union; the Commonwealth Secretariat; and the African Union.
"More recently, Chaloka Beyani has drafted and negotiated the adoption of peace treaties by the 11 core Member States of the International Conference on the Great Lakes in East and Central Africa, namely Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, The Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia [click here for documentation on the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region]. The treaties in question await signature and ratification by the Heads of State and Government of these States in December 2006. He has also drafted and negotiated the adoption of an African Union Convention on Internally Displaced Persons.
"Chaloka Beyani was an expert mediator with the Foundation for International Security, the Republic of Moldova and the Entity of Transnestria (1997-2002) with respect to the Constitution of a Common state and the international legal status of a Common state in Moldova. He was, a member of the Constitutional Review Task Force of the Republic of Zambia 1992, and of the project on the Federal Constitution in Sri Lanka at the Centre for Federalism and Ethnic Studies 1994." 
- Director, Interights
- Council Member, Minority Rights Group 
- Principal, Inter-Agency Standing Committee