Senior Teaching Fellow
Member, Law, Environment & Development Centre
- Dr Thoko Kaime
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Dr Thoko Kaime is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Law. He 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 children’s 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. Amongst his publications are Cultural Legitimacy and the International Law and Policy on Climate Change (London: Routledge, 2013) and The Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Cultural Legitimacy Critique (Groningen: Europa Law, Publishing, 2011).
Thoko has previously served as Lecturer in International Environmental Law at the University of Leicester; Deputy Director of the Environmental Regulatory Research Group at the University of Surrey and as a corporate consultant for risk management firm Exclusive Analysis Limited where he was Head of Africa Division.
Beyond SOAS, Thoko is Senior Lecturer in Law and Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Essex; Convenor for Energy and Natural Resources at the International Environmental Law Research Centre; Visiting Professor at Fordham University School of Law; and co-Chair of the Community of Practice on Legal Aspects of Sustainable Access to Energy.
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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 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.
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.
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) '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 (2004) 'SADC and human rights: Fitting human rights into the trade matrix'. African Security Review, (13) 1, pp 109-117.
Kaime, Thoko (2003) 'Culture or children’s rights...or both?'. ChildrenFirst, (50), pp 15-26.
Kaime, Thoko, (ed.), (2013) Cultural Legitimacy and the International Law and Policy on Climate Change. New York: Routledge. (Routledge Research in International Environmental Law). [Forthcoming]
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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