Prof. Dr. Thoko Kaime

Professor and Chair of African Legal Studies | University of Bayreuth

Professor Thoko Kaime is a public international lawyer and maintains research and teaching interests in human rights and international environmental law. He is an adjunct faculty member of FAU’s M.A. Human Rights, teaching a specialization course on Human Rights in Africa.

Since 2019, Thoko Kaime is chairholder of African Legal Studies at the University of Bayreuth. Furthermore, he is the project leader for the Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL) and Trustee of the Essex Wildlife Trust. Prior to his appointment at the University of Bayreuth, Thoko Kaime worked as a senior teaching fellow at the School of Law, SOAS University of London and 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).

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.