Team Member: Leonard Mukosi

Leonard Mukosi, BSS, LLB, LLM 

Pronouns: He/Him

Positions(s):

Indigenous Data Sovereignty Doctoral Scholar, Native Nations Institute  

SJD Candidate, James E Rogers College of Law (Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy)  University of Arizona

Email me: lmukosi@arizona.edu

Leonard Mukosi is a Law doctoral candidate (SJ.D) in the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona, James E Roger College of Law. Leo’s current research advocates for the recognition of Indigenous Peoples data sovereignty as an international human right, and explores ways in which this right can be operationalized at the domestic level in countries with Indigenous populations. His work with the American Civil Liberties of Montana, Center for World Indigenous Studies further draws on principles of Indigenous data sovereignty.

Leo’s scholarship has also focused on the intersection between countries’ attitudes and responses to addiction and international human rights law. 

Publications
Leonard Mukosi
, Dakota Access Pipeline a Case of Cultural Genocide? Through an Indigenous Data Sovereignty Lens. in Green Crimes and International Law by Regina Paulose (Venon Press, ed., 2021).

Leonard Mukosi Opioid Epidemic Provides an Unexpected Benefit? International Law Inspires a shift from punitive to Curative Responses to addiction. Notre Dame Journal of International and Comparative Law https://ndjicl.org/online/2019/opioid-epidemic-provides-an-unexpected-benefit

Mukosi, L (2020) Odawa Cultural Practices to Treat Substance Addictions: A Tour of the Healing to Wellness Court. Fourth World Journal. Vol. 19, N2. pp.41-49.

Mukosi, L. Re-Conceptualizing the International Human Right to Health: An Analysis of the Trends in Developing and Developed Countries’ Responses to Substance Use Disorders, 22 San Diego Int’l L.J. 41

Mukosi, L. Indigenous Peoples Data Sovereignty A synopsis of What Has Been Said thus Far. International Review of Human Rights Law-India Sixth Issue

On the unceded traditional homelands of the Tohono O’odham Nation and the lands of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe

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