Constitutional Law Expert Oliver Fuo Receives Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for Research Project at Freie Universitšt Berlin

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The law professor from South Africa will be investigating how public international law can be used to combat public procurement corruption at a local level in South Africa

The United Nations (UN), the African Union, and many researchers believe that greater public accountability is the key to fighting corruption. Which forms this accountability could potentially take will be the subject of a research project carried out by South African constitutional law expert Professor Oliver Fuo from North-West University (Potchefstroom, South Africa). Fuo will be conducting research at Freie Universitšt Berlin courtesy of a Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In addition to his own project, Fuo will be working with legal scholar Professor Helmut Aust and his team, who focus on Oliver Fuo is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law at North-West University, South Africa. His research primarily focuses on the role of local government in advancing the constitutional ideal of social justice in South Africa. Over the course of his academic career, Fuo has been approached for consultancy work by institutions such as the European Union and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ). He has also carried out research stays at German universities such as Freie Universitšt Berlin, Humboldt-Universitšt zu Berlin, and Justus Liebig University Giessen.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Every year the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables more than 2,000 researchers from around the world to carry out a research stay in Germany. The foundation maintains an interdisciplinary network of over 30,000 grant recipients in more than 140 countries around the world - including fifty-nine Nobel Prize winners.