Bio of Prof. Mpoy-Kamulayi, L. T.

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 | 0 comments


Prof. Dr. Mpoy-Kamulayi, L. T. President and CEO of CJPA

Prof. Dr. Mpoy-Kamulayi started his efforts to establish the Coalition for Peace and Justice in Africa (CJPA) in June 2000 while he was serving as a Lead Counsel in the World Bank’s Legal Department where he initiated and heralded the organization of the All-Africa Conference on Law, Justice and Development. The Conference adopted the Abuja Declaration on Law, Justice and Development in Africa. After more than a decade of perseverance, his efforts culminated with incorporation of the Coalition of African Jurists (CAJ) in the District of Columbia in 2013. CAJ was renamed as CJPA in 2015.

Prof. Mpoy-Kamulayi has championed the cause of law, justice and Peace in Africa throughout his diversified legal career since 1974. He worked with prominent international law firms in Brussels, Belgium, including Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and De Bandt Van Hecke & Lagae. He joined the World Bank’s Legal Department in 1984 and retired from there in 2012. He returned to private practice as an international attorney in 2012 with Schott Johnson LLP and to legal research and teaching at the University of Kinshasa (his alma mater); he currently teaches financial and banking law.

Dr. Mpoy-Kamulayi studied philosophy at the Major Seminary of Kabwe in DRC. In 1974, he earned his law degree magna cum laude from Université Nationale du Zaire. In 1979, he gained a Superior Diploma of Comparative Law from Université de Strasbourg  in France. In 1982, he obtained his doctorate of  legal science from the Catholic University of Leuven and in 1984 he received his Masters of Laws degree from Yale Law School in the US.

Beyond his professional duties Dr. Mpoy-Kamulayi has been an active participant in the Congolese community and in the African community at large. He served as Chairman of the World Bank Group-IMF African Society from 2003 to 2006. In this capacity, he acted as a strong spokesperson raising concerns for eradication of discrimination against World Bank employees of African descent including African-Americans and nationals of the Caribbean countries. He also spearheaded efforts to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention among the African youth. Dr. Mpoy-Kamulayi has been equally active in the African Francophone Communauté Marie Reine du Monde where he serves as a member of the Justice and Peace Commission of the francophone community at Saint Camillus Multicultural Catholic Parish in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Prof. Mpoy-Kamulayi speaks 4 languages including English, French, Lingala and Tshiluba.


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