Senior Teaching Fellow
Member, Law, Environment & Development Centre
- Professor Thoko Kaime
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Professor Thoko Kaime is Chairholder of African Legal Studies at the University Bayreuth and a Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Law at SOAS. Furthermore, he is the project leader for the Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL) at the University of Dar es Salaam and also serves as trustee for the Essex Wildlife Trust. Prior to his appointment at the University of Bayreuth, Prof. Dr. Kaime worked was Deputy Dean for Postgraduate Studies at the University of Essex as well as the Co-Chair for legal aspects of sustainable energy for all community of practice at the George-Washington University (USA). Prof. Dr. Kaime is a public international lawyer and maintains research and teaching interests in human rights and international environmental law. His work is an ongoing socio-legal critique of international legal arrangements which he expresses through a consideration of a number of critical issues in human rights and sustainability governance. He has written extensively on these subjects, focusing on the intersection between law, legitimacy and public participation in international rule-making and policy implementation.
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Languages: Chinyanja; Chiyao
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Kaime, Thoko (2011) The Convention on the Rights of the Child: A cultural legitimacy critique. Groningen: Europa Law Publishing.
Kaime, Thoko (2009) The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child: A socio-legal perspective. Pretoria, South Africa: Pretoria University Law Press.
Kaime, Thoko (2011) 'Cultural legitimacy and regulatory transitions for climate change: A discursive framework'. Carbon & Climate Law Review, (3), pp 321-329.
Kaime, Thoko (2010) '’Vernacularising’ the Convention on the Right of the Child: Rights and culture as analytic tools'. International Journal of Children’s Rights, (18) 4, pp 637-653.
Kaime, Thoko (2009) 'The African Children’s Charter: Does it represent a relevant vision of childhood and children’s rights?'. Children's Legal Rights Journal, (29), pp 11-29.
Kaime, Thoko (2009) 'The struggle for context in the protection of children’s rights: Understanding the core concepts of the African Children’s Charter'. Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, (58), pp 33-68.
Kaime, Thoko (2009) 'The foundations of rights in the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child: A historical and philosophical account'. African Journal of Legal Studies, (3), pp 119-136.
Chirwa, Danwood and Kaime, Thoko (2008) 'Where are the missing pieces? Constructing a mosaic of the CRC and the African Children’s Charter in Malawi’s law and policy'. Malawi Law Journal, (2), pp 85-114.
Kaime, Thoko (2005) 'The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the cultural legitimacy of children’s rights in Africa: Some reflections'. African Human Rights Law Journal, (5) 2, pp 221-238.
Kaime, Thoko (2004) 'From lofty jargon to durable solutions: Unaccompanied refugee children and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child'. International Journal of Refugee Law, (16) 3, pp 336-348.
Kaime, Thoko (2004) 'Beyond social programs: The right to health under the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights'. East African Journal of Peace & Human Rights, (10) 2, pp 192-205.
Kaime, Thoko (2004) 'SADC and human rights: Fitting human rights into the trade matrix'. African Security Review, (13) 1, pp 109-117.
Kaime, Thoko (2004) 'Whose rights are they anyway?: A critical analysis of the international supervision mechanisms for economic, social and cultural rights'. Zambia Law Journal, (36), pp 119.
Kaime, Thoko (2003) 'Culture or children’s rights...or both?'. ChildrenFirst, (50), pp 15-26.
Kaime, Thoko, (ed.), (2014) International climate change law and policy : cultural legitimacy in adaptation and mitigation. New York: Routledge. (Routledge Research in International Environmental Law).
Kaime, Thoko (2009) '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 2009 Edition. Bristol: Family Law, pp 255-274.
Kaime, Thoko (2008) 'The protection of refugee children under the African human rights system: finding durable solutions in international law'. In: Sloth-Nielsen, Julia, (ed.), Children’s rights in Africa: A legal perspective. London: Ashgate, pp 183-197.
Kaime, Thoko (2004) 'Children’s right to health'. In: Coetzee, E. and Streak, J., (eds.), Monitoring child socio-economic rights in South Africa: Achievements and challenges. Cape Town: Idasa, pp 127-169.
Kaime, Thoko (2006) 'Review of J Hatchard, M Ndulo and P Slinn, 'Comparative Constitutionalism and Good Governance in the Commonwealth: An Eastern and Southern African Perspective''. Journal of African Law, (50) 1, pp 85-87.
Kaime, Thoko (2004) 'Review of T. W. Bennett, 'Customary Law in South Africa''. Journal of African Law, (48) 2, pp 271-273.
Kaime, Thoko (2004) 'Review of C. Grant Bowman and A. Kuenyahia, 'Women and Law in sub-Saharan Africa''. Journal of African Law, (48) 2, pp 273.
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