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Prof. Dr. Thoko Kaime

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Since 2019Chairholder of African Legal Studies, University of Bayreuth
2017 – 2019 Deputy Dean, Postgraduate Research, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Essex, United Kingdom                              

2016 – 2019 Co-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 – 2015

Lecturer 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 – 2019

Senior Teaching Fellow and Founding Member, Law Environment and Development Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom 


PhD, Law, SOAS University of London, London, Unted Kingdom

2006 – 2009

Head of Africa Division, Exclusive Analysis Limited, London, United Kingdom

Since 2005Associate Editor Law Environment and Development Journal
2004 - 2005

Research Fellow, International Environmental Law Research Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

2003 – 2010

Assistant Editor African Human Rights Law Journal

2002 – 2003

Senior Researcher, Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa


LLM Law (Distinction), University of Pretoria, South Africa

2000 – 2002Associate, Nyirenda & Msisha Law Offices, Blantyre, Malawi

Bar Admission Licence, High Court and Supreme Court of Malawi

2000LLB (Honours), University of Malawi



Kaime, Thokozani
International energy policy for development : human rights and sustainable development law imperatives
In: Cullet, Philippe ; Koonan, Sujith(ed.): Research Handbook on Law, Environment and the Global South - Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019. - pp. 305-321 . - (Research Handbooks in Environmental Law)
doi:10.4337/9781784717469.00027 ...


Kaime, Thokozani
Children's rights and the environment
In: Kilkelly, Ursula ; Liefaard, Ton(ed.): International human rights of children - Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore, 2018. - pp. 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 vol. 26 (2017) issue 1. - pp. 69-79
doi:10.1111/reel.12195 ...


Glicksman, Robert; Kaime, Thoko
An International Legal Framework for SE4All : Human Rights and Sustainable Development Law Imperatives
in Fordham International Law Journal vol. 38 (2015) issue 5. - pp. 1405-1444
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00004910 ...


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

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


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

Chenoweth, Jonathan; Kaime, Thokozani; Malcom, Rosalind
Water law, human health and the human right to water and sanitation
In: Lankford, Bruce A. ; Bakker, Karen J. ; Zeitoun, Mark(ed.): Water security : Principles, Perspectives and Practices - New York ; London: Routledge, 2013. - pp. 317-331 . - (Earthscan Water Text)

Glicksman, Robert L.; Kaime, Thokozani
A comparative analysis of accountability mechanisms for ecosystem services markets in the United States and the European Union
in Transnational Environmental Law vol. 2 (2013) issue 2. - pp. 259-283
doi:10.1017/S2047102513000125 ...

Kaime, Thokozani
The Normative Framework for Children Right's in Refugee Situations
In: Bhuiyan, Jahid Hossain ; Islam, Rafiqul(ed.): An Introduction to International Refugee Law - Leiden: Martinus Nihjoff Publishers, 2013. - pp. 401-426
doi:10.1163/9789004226166_017 ...

Kaime, Thokozani
Symposium Foreword: Framing the Law and Policy for Ecosystem Services
in Transnational Environmental Law vol. 2 (2013) issue 2. - pp. 211-216
doi:10.1017/S2047102513000198 ...


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

Kaime, Thokozani
Cultural Legitimacy and International Law and Policy on Climate Change
in Carbon & Climate Law Review vol. 5 (2011) issue 3. - pp. 321-328
doi:10.21552/CCLR/2011/3/186 ...

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


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

Kaime, Thoko
The foundations of rights in the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child : A historical and philosophical account
in African Journal of Legal Studies vol. 3 (2010) issue 1. - pp. 119-136
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00004915 ...

Kaime, Thokozani
Socio-legal approaches to children’s rights under the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child : A discussion of methodology
In: Atkin, Bill(ed.): The International Survey of Family Law - Bristol: Familiy Law, 2010. - pp. 255-274


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

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 pp.
http://www.pulp.up.ac.za/component/edocman/the-afr ...


Kaime, Thokozani
The protection of refugee children under the African human rights system : finding durable solutions
In: Sloth-Nielsen, Julia(ed.): Children’s rights in Africa : A legal perspective - Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. - pp. 183-198

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


Kaime, Thoko
The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the cultural legitimacy of children’s rights in Africa : Some reflections
in African Human Rights Law Journal vol. 5 (2005) issue 2. - pp. 221-238
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00004916 ...


Kaime, Thokozani
From Lofty Jargon to Durable Solutions : Unaccompanied Refugee Children and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
in International Journal of Refugee Law vol. 16 (2004) issue 3. - pp. 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 vol. 13 (2004) issue 1. - pp. 109-117
doi:10.1080/10246029.2004.9627278 ...

Kaime, Thokozani
Whose rights are they anyway? : A critical analysis of the international supervision mechanisms for economic, social and cultural rights’
in Zambia Law Journal vol. 36 (2004) . - pp. 1-19

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

Kaime, Thokozani
Children's right to health
In: Coetzee, Erika ; Streak, Judith(ed.): Monitoring child socio-economic rights in South Africa : Achievements and challenges - Cape Town: Idasa, 2004. - pp. 127-169


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

Prof. Dr. Thoko Kaime

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