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Shamiso Mtisi

Shamiso Mtisi

Mining law, environmental law, human rights, international law, corporate accountability and responsibility, community rights monitoring and international law.

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Shamiso Mtisi is Deputy Director at ZELA. He is responsible for programme design, fundraising and functions as head of operations. He is the global Coordinator of the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition that monitors trade of conflict diamonds around the world. He holds a Masters in Law (LLM) in Constitutional and Human Rights Law from Midlands State University. He also holds Bachelor of Laws Honours (LLBS) Degree from the University of Zimbabwe. Shamiso is registered with the High Court of Zimbabwe as a legal practitioner, notary public and conveyancer. With over 19 years working experience in the extractive sector, mining, agriculture and natural resources sector, he has extensive research and advocacy skills on responsible sourcing, human rights, diamond mining, extractive industries, water resources management, intellectual property rights and farmer's rights. He has also published several research papers on the role of parliament in playing an oversight role in the mining sector, including training for parliamentarians in Zimbabwe and Malawi. See He can be contacted on

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