By Eric Yankson
Arusha has an enviable reputation in the promotion of international law in Africa. However, given the strong presence of the national government in Tanzania's urban governance, much of the city's pedigree in international law is evident in terms of the spatial context, rather than its role as an actor. This report observes that the role of Arusha in international law may be explained by five main factors. These include its historical and regional diplomatic pedigree, promotion of peace building and good governance, salience as a hub of international courts and legal establishments, focus on refugees and reputation in terms of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.