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Chair of African Legal Studies – Prof. Dr. Thoko Kaime

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Inaugural of Prof. Dr. Thoko Kaime

On Thursday, 18th November 2021 at 6.30pm, Prof. Dr. Thoko Kaime will hold his inaugural at the Faculty of Law, Business and Economics at the University of Bayreuth. The topic of the lecture is going to be: "Legitimacy, Public International Law and Intractable Problems".

Everyone is invited to join Prof. Dr. Thoko Kaime at this event. After the lecture you can also participate in a get-together with refreshments. Please feel free to sare the invitation with colleagues and friends. In order to meet the current precautionary measures regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, you can also join the lecture remotely via livestream.

Welcome to African Legal Studies

The Chair of African Legal Studies is the hub for the teaching and research of “Law in Africa” at the University of Bayreuth. The Chair is unique in Germany and the first permanent chair to focus specifically on African legal systems.

The Chair’s research activities focus on international human rights law and international environment law and their interaction with the legal systems of Africa. This work is defined by its interdisciplinary research methodologies, made possible through extensive collaboration with international partners especially those based in Africa as well as close cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence “Africa Multiple”, the Institut für Afrikastudien and BIGSAS at Bayreuth.

Additionally, the Chair offers expertise in the teaching of African legal studies and the English common law. It also continues the long-established collaboration established by the esteemed Prof. Dr Ulrike Wanitzek with the DAAD-funded Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies, which offers postgraduate programmes at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law.

Prof. Dr. Thoko Kaime
Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Universitätsstraße 30, Building B9, Room No. 42

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