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Since 2020Project Leader, Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL), University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Since 2019Chairholder of African Legal Studies, University of Bayreuth
2022 - 2023Co-Speaker, Doctoral College for Intersectionality Studies, University of Bayreuth
2021 - 2023Vice Director, Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Bayreuth
2017 - 2019Deputy Dean, Postgraduate Research, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Essex, United Kingdom
2016 - 2019Co-Chair, Legal Aspects of Sustainable Energy for All Community of Practice, George Washington University, USA
2015 - 2017Senior Lecturer in Law and Socio-Legal Studies, School of Law, University of Essex, United Kingdom
2013 - 2015Lecturer in International and Environmental Law and Deputy Postgraduate Research Director, School of Law, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
2010 - 2013Lecturer in Laws and Deputy Director, Environmental Regulatory Research Group, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
2012Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom
2007 - 2019Senior Teaching Fellow and Founding Member, Law Environment and Development Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom
2007PhD, Law, SOAS University of London, United Kingdom
2006 - 2009Head of Africa Division, Exclusive Analysis Limited, London, United Kingdom
Since 2005Associate Editor Law Environment and Development Journal
2004 - 2005Research Fellow, International Environmental Law Research Centre, Geneva, Switzerland
2003 - 2010Assistant Editor African Human Rights Law Journal
2002 - 2003Senior Researcher, Children's Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa
2001Master of Laws (LL.M.), Distinction, University of Pretoria, South Africa
2000 -2002Associate, Nyirenda & Msisha Law Offices, Blantyre, Malawi
2000Bar Admission Licence, High Court and Supre Court of Malawi
2000Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Honours, University of Malawi
Co-Speaker, Doctoral College for Intersectionality Studies, University of Bayreuth
Thoko Kaime


  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Environment Law
Thoko Kaime



Kaime, Thokozani; Friedle, Antonia; Zundel, Isabelle
Amtsgericht goes international: Vaterschaftsanerkennung nach äthiopischem und eritreischem Fami ...
in Das Standesamt volume 77 (2024) issue 2. - page 36-40


Kaime, Thokozani; Agbaitoro, Godswill
An Energy Justice Approach to Resolving the Conflict between the Development of Energy
in Global Energy Law and Sustainability volume 3 (2023) issue 1. - page 39-71
doi:10.3366/gels.2022.0067 ...

Kaime, Thokozani
Legitimacy, Public International Law and Intractable Problems
in Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht volume 83 (2023) issue 3. - page 399-413
doi:10.17104/0044-2348-2023-3-399 ...


Kaime, Thokozani
International energy policy for development : human rights and sustainable development law impe ...
Research Handbook on Law, Environment and the Global South
Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019. - page 305-321 . - (Research Handbooks in Environmental Law)
doi:10.4337/9781784717469.00027 ...


Kaime, Thokozani
Children's rights and the environment
International human rights of children
Singapore : Springer Nature Singapore, 2018. - page 563-586 . - (International Human Rights)
doi:10.1007/978-981-10-3182-3_20-1 ...


Kaime, Thokozani
Countering abuse in EU environmental markets : The case for integrated operational safeguards
in Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law volume 26 (2017) issue 1. - page 69-79
doi:10.1111/reel.12195 ...


Glicksman, Robert L.; Kaime, Thokozani
An International Legal Framework for SE4All : Human Rights and Sustainable Development Law Impe ...
in Fordham International Law Journal volume 38 (2015) issue 5. - page 1405-1444
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00004910 ...


Kaime, Thokozani
Democracy, legitimacy and international climate change law and policy
International Climate Change Law and Policy : Cultural Legitimacy in Adaptation and Mitigation
London; New York : Routledge, 2014. - page 206-219


Kaime, Thokozani
International Climate Change Law and Policy : Cultural Legitimacy in Adaptation and Mitigation
London : Routledge, 2014
doi:10.4324/9780203796870 ...


Chenoweth, Jonathan; Kaime, Thokozani; Malcom, Rosalind
Water law, human health and the human right to water and sanitation
Water security : Principles, Perspectives and Practices
New York ; London : Routledge, 2013. - page 317-331 . - (Earthscan Water Text)

Glicksman, Robert L.; Kaime, Thokozani
A comparative analysis of accountability mechanisms for ecosystem services markets in the Unite ...
in Transnational Environmental Law volume 2 (2013) issue 2. - page 259-283
doi:10.1017/S2047102513000125 ...

Kaime, Thokozani
Framing the law and policy for ecosystems services
in Transnational Environmental Law volume 2 (2013) issue 2. - page 211-216
doi:10.1017/S2047102513000198 ...

Kaime, Thokozani
The Normative Framework for Children Right's in Refugee Situations
An Introduction to International Refugee Law
Leiden : Martinus Nihjoff Publishers, 2013. - page 401-426
doi:10.1163/9789004226166_017 ...


Kaime, Thokozani
The Convention on the Rights of the Child : A cultural legitimacy critique
Groningen : Europa Law Publ., 2011. - XI, 216 page

Kaime, Thokozani
Cultural Legitimacy and Regulatory Transitions for Climate Change : A Discursive Framework
in Carbon & Climate Law Review volume 5 (2011) issue 3. - page 321-328
doi:10.21552/CCLR/2011/3/186 ...


Kaime, Thokozani
Socio-legal approaches to children’s rights under the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare ...
The International Survey of Family Law
Bristol : Familiy Law, 2010. - page 255-274

Kaime, Thokozani
"Vernacularising" the Convention on the Right of the Child : Rights and Culture as Analytic Too ...
in The International Journal of Children's Rights volume 18 (2010) issue 4. - page 637-653
doi:10.1163/157181810X536824 ...


Kaime, Thokozani
The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child : A socio-legal perspective
Pretoria : Pretoria Univ. Law Press, 2009. - XII, 247 page
http://www.pulp.up.ac.za/component/edocman/the-afr ...

Kaime, Thokozani
The African Children's Charter : Does it represent a relevant vision of childhood and children' ...
in Children's Legal Rights Journal volume 29 (2009) issue 3. - page 11-29

Kaime, Thokozani
The foundations of rights in the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child : A his ...
in African Journal of Legal Studies volume 3 (2009) issue 1. - page 119-136
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00004915 ...


Kaime, Thokozani
The protection of refugee children under the African human rights system : finding durable solu ...
Children’s rights in Africa : A legal perspective
Aldershot : Ashgate, 2008. - page 183-198

Kaime, Thokozani
The Struggle for Context in the Protection of Children’s Rights : Understanding the Core Concep ...
in Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law volume 40 (2008) issue 58. - page 33-68
doi:10.1080/07329113.2008.10756623 ...


Kaime, Thokozani
The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the cultural legitimacy of children's rights in A ...
in African Human Rights Law Journal volume 5 (2005) issue 2. - page 221-238
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00004916 ...


Kaime, Thokozani
Beyond social programs : The right to health under the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Ri ...
in East African Journal of Peace & Human Rights volume 10 (2004) issue 2. - page 192-205

Kaime, Thokozani
Children's right to health
Monitoring child socio-economic rights in South Africa : Achievements and challenges
Cape Town : Idasa, 2004. - page 127-169

Kaime, Thokozani
From Lofty Jargon to Durable Solutions : Unaccompanied Refugee Children and the African Charter ...
in International Journal of Refugee Law volume 16 (2004) issue 3. - page 336-348
doi:10.1093/ijrl/16.3.336 ...

Kaime, Thokozani
SADC and human rights : Fitting human rights into the trade matrix
in African Security Review volume 13 (2004) issue 1. - page 109-117
doi:10.1080/10246029.2004.9627278 ...

Kaime, Thokozani
Whose rights are they anyway? A critical analysis of the international supervision mechanisms f ...
in Zambia Law Journal volume 36 (2004) . - page 1-19


Kaime, Thokozani
Culture or children’s rights...or both?
in ChildrenFIRST volume 7 (2003) issue 50. - page 16-25

Thoko Kaime

Prof. Dr. Thoko Kaime
Chairholder of African Legal Studies

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