IBA Foundation publications - Lex:lead essays

Launched with funding from the International Bar Association Foundation in 2010, Lex:lead runs an annual essay competition on topics of law and development open to students in the world's approximately 50 least developed countries. The Foundation made further grants to Lex:lead in 2012 and 2016.

With the majority published either through the International Bar Association African Regional Forum or the American Bar Association Section of International Law (Africa Committee), Lex:lead's winning essays 2010–2017 are reprinted here.

Lex:lead essays 2010-2017

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Lex:lead annual scholarship competition 2017

'How can banking regulatory law reduce poverty and support economic development?' 
Essays by: Nkandu Kunda Chota, Frederick Abu-Bonsrah, Chitalu Yalobi, Allabi Mailosi, Mathews Chione, Abel Yemaneab Zeru, Bertha Seleman Nanyaro, Melaku Getachew Hailemariam, John Chaula, Itael William Kimaro, Hakimu Ngobi, Denzel Kumbirai Malikhwa

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Lex:lead annual scholarship competition 2016

'How does refugee and migration law affect poverty and economic development? How can it be implemented to reduce poverty and to improve economic development?' 
Essays by: Mateo Fatsani Chitha, Rahel Alemayehu Ayana, Chileke Sakala, Martha Okubai Ghide, Eliya Zawanda, Mawunya Etsa Kudu, Henry D Chizimba, Robera Haile, M Collins Banda, Amanda Sindila

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Lex:lead annual scholarship competition 2015

'How does poor economic development contribute to health-related concerns; and how can the law control these concerns and improve lives?' 
Essays by: Sara Kiflemariam Abraham, Moses Baguma, Tsidkenu Paul Moono, Ivan Allan Ojakol, Nsofwa Puta, Ftsum Sbhatu Tewolde, Negese Tujuba Erba, Binita Pandey, Tsebaot Getahun Kiflu, Merga Fikadu Angerasa

Lex:lead annual scholarship competition 2014

'How can tax law stimulate economic growth and finance development?' 
Essays by: Lulbahri Afeworki Araya, Baye Tsegaw Asamro, Bereket Alemayehu Hagos, Nahom Abraham Weldeabzgi, Pius Ntazinda, Haftu Amare Girmay, Lumela M Lumela, Walter Mandela, Mary Musoni, Dieudonné Nzafashwanayo

Lex:lead annual scholarship competition 2013

'How can the rule of law reduce poverty and foster economic growth?'
Essays by: Anthony Peter Njau, Galindo Ruhiyyah Aliyo, Christopher Sengoga, Milan Dipakkumar Desai, Soreti Berhanu Workneh, Muchinda Muma, Gloria Ludigo

Lex:lead annual scholarship competition 2012

'How can law enhance access to finance in developing countries to reduce poverty?'
Essays by: Rediet Zegeye Yigezu, Samrawit Getaneh Damtew, Redeat Kassahun Seifu, Hilina Berhanu Degefa, Masalu Elias Luhula

Lex:lead annual scholarship competition 2011

'Laws to assist recovery in the wake of armed conflict'
Essay by: Edwin J Webiro
'The contribution of law in post-conflict economic, social and cultural recovery'
Essay by: Sousena Kebede Tefera

Lex:lead annual scholarship competition 2010

'The relationship between economic development and the law: How can law reduce poverty in developing countries?'
Essay by: Lemlem Fiseha Minale