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Professor Khoti Chilomba Kamanga

Khoti Chilomba Kamanga is a distinguished academician in International Law, International Humanitarian Law and Law of Regional Integration. He is an Associate Professor affiliated to the Department of Public Law. Prof. Kamanga holds Master of Laws degree (With Distinction), and Ph.D. from Patrice Lumumba University, Moscow, Russia. He also holds Master of Laws i European Union Law from Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Prof. Kamanga has had extensive engagement with the School and University at large. For example, he was an Associate Dean – Academic from 1997 to 1999 and from 2003 to 2006. He has also been Head of the Department of Public Law from 1994-1996; 2000-2003; 2009 to June 2012. From 1998-2012, Professor Kamanga served as Coordinator of the Center for the Study of Forced Migration (CSFM), which he helped co-found in 1995. Currently, Professor Kamanga is a member of UDSM School of Law Board, Member of UDSM Research Ethics Committee and Member of UDSM Senate Committee on Research and Knowledge Exchange, representing Dean, UDSM School of Law.

Prof. Kamanga has had active engagement in various capacities outside the University. For instance, he is a member of the International Law Association (ILA) and Interim Secretary, of the ILA East Africa Branch (www.ila.org). For two consecutive terms, he was elected to the position of Secretary of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (www.iasfm.org) He represents the UDSM School of Law on the National Committee on the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities and Tanzania Refugee and Migration Network (TAREMINET). He is a Resource Person for a number of institutions including the Geneva based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Prof. Kamanga is a member of editorial boards of two international scholarly journals: the Oxford based Journal of Refugee Studies, and the African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, published from the University of Witswaterand, Johannesburg. Prof. Kamanga’s external academic engagements include being a Guest Lecturer, at the University of Malmo Sweden (2005-2010) and external examiner, of the University of Makerere, and University of Nairobi.

He is a life member of the Tanzania Red Cross Society, a founding member of International Criminal Law Network, and International Humanitarian Law Roundtable for East African Lecturers. Professor Kamanga speaks four languages: Kiswahili, English, Russian and rudimentary French. He may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Selected Publications

Below are some of his selected publications.

Refereed Journals & Book Chapters

  1. KAMANGA, K., “International Law and Constitution-Making in Tanzania: Where is the Weakest Link? Zanzibar Yearbook of Law, Vol. 6, 2016, pp 103 - 127.
  2. (With Ally Possi) “General Principles Governing EAC Integration” in E. Ugirashebuja et al. (eds) (2017), EAC Law: Institutional, Substantive & Comparative EU Aspects, Leiden: Brill Nijhoff, pp. 202 – 216.
  3. “An Enquiry into the Achievements and Challenges of East African Regional Integration”, The African Review, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2016, pp 51 – 74.
  4. “The 1999 Arusha Curriculum Review of the UDSM Faculty of Law: Reflections on Dean Sengondo Mvungi’s Legacy” in Elinaza Sendoro, Helen Kijo-Bisimba & Chris Maina Peter (eds), Sengondo Mvungi: Breathing the Constitution, Legal and Human Rights Centre, 2014, pp 174 – 182.
  5. “The Great Lakes Process: Outline of a Sleeping Legal, Political, and Economic Giant”, African Union Commission Journal on International Law, Issue No. 2, 2014, pp 13 – 26.
  6. “’Government Structure’ in Maliyamkono T. et al. (eds), A 100 Academics’ Search for Katiba Bora Tanzania, Eastern and Southern African Universities Research Programme (ESAURP), 2014, pp 309 – 353.
  7. “Implementation of International Humanitarian Law in Tanzania: A Legal Enquiry” in Africa Yearbook on International Humanitarian Law (2012), JUTA PUBLISHERS, South Africa, pp 40 – 63.
  8. “Forced Displacement and Conflict in the Great Lakes Region” in Institute for Security Studies, Regional Dimensions of Conflict in the Great Lakes Region, ISS Workshop Report, 2012, pp 20 – 29.
  9. “The East African Community: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects” 2010, African Resource and Research Forum (ARRF), Nairobi, Occasional Research Paper No. 2/2012.
  10. “The Rome Statute and Tanzania Legislation” in J.H. Manda and J. Gitau (eds), Towards Domesticating the Rome Statute in Tanzania: A Position Paper, Children Education Society and International Commission for Jurists, Nairobi, 2012, pp. 11 – 15.
  11. “Policy Concerns Over Migration in Africa with a Focus on the Great Lakes Region” in the University of Sussex, Migrating out of Poverty Research Program Consortium, March 2011.
  12. “Fast-Tracking East African Integration & Treaty Law: Pacta sunt servanda Betrayed?”, Journal of African & International Law (2010) Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 697 – 717.
  13. “The Plight of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in East Africa: Conceptual Framework” (2012) in Zachary Lomo (ed) Marginalisation: The Plight of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in East Africa, Kampala: Fountain Publishers, pp 5 – 21.
  14. “The Maji Maji War: An International Humanitarian Law Perspective”, Tanzania Zamani (2009) Vol VI, No 2, pp. 47-65.
  15. Editor (2010), the Annual State of Constitutionalism in East Africa for 2008, Kampala: Fountain Publishers.
  16. “Human Rights, Use of Force and Displacement in the Great Lakes Region: Reflections on a Troubling Trend” in David Hollenbach (ed), Refugee Rights: Ethics, Advocacy and Africa (2008), Georgetown University Press (Washington DC), pp 163 - 175
  17. “International Human Rights Law as Reflected in Tanzania’s Treaty & Court Practice” in W. Binchy et al. (2006), Human Rights, Constitutionalism and the Judiciary: Tanzanian and Irish Perspectives, Clarus Publishers, pp. 53 – 70.
  18. “International Refugee Law in East Africa: An Evolving Regime”, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (Winter/Spring 2002), Vol. III, No. 1, 25 – 35.
  19. “The [Tanzania] Refugees Act of 1998: Some Legal and Policy Implications”, Journal of Refugee Studies (2005), Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 100 – 116.
  20. “Some Constitutional Dimensions of East African Co-operation” in J. Oloka-Onyango (ed) (2003), Constitutional Development in East Africa for the Year 2001, Fountain Publishers, pp.118 – 142.
  21. (With J. van Selm et al), The Refugee Convention at Fifty: A View from Forced Migration Studies, Lexington Books, 2003

Other Research Papers/Writings

  1. “Dynamics of Conflict and Displacement in the East African Region” Bonn International Center for Conversion Conference Paper, in Clara Fischer and Ruth Vollmer (eds), Migration and Displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Security-Migration Nexus II, Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) Brief No 39, 2009 pp 61 – 66 also at www.bicc.de
  1. “Trying to Understand the Tanzania National Refugee Policy of 2003” International Refugee Law News, American Bar Association, Vol. 2 Issue 2 of Summer 2009
  1. “Developing DFID’s Policy Approach to Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: The Case of the Great Lakes Region of Sub-Saharan Africa” A Research Consultancy by the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, February 2005.
  1. “Impact of the Jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on the East African Region” Conference Paper to the Symposium on the Legacy of International Courts and Tribunals in Africa. A publication of the ICTR in collaboration with the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life, Brandeis University, USA. See http://www.brandeis.edu/ethics/internationaljustice/publications.html
  1. “The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region & African Union Frameworks on Internally Displaced Persons” Proceedings of the Consultative Conference on ‘Internal Displacement & the Threats to Human Security’ Nairobi, May 7, 2008, organized by the Institute for Security Studies. Retrievable at http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/ISS_IDthreattohumansecurity.pdf

Recent Post-Doctoral Short Term Professional Training

  1. Staff Seminar on ‘East African Community and Comparative Regional Integration Law’ organized by the Tanzania-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL), and the University of Bayreuth, Germany, March 14 – 16, 2016.
  2. Staff Seminar on ‘East African Community and Comparative Regional Integration Law’ organized by University of Dar es Salaam and Tanzania-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL), August 12th, 2015.
  3. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, Certificate of Participation, International Humanitarian Law & International Criminal Law Faculty Roundtable, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) & International Law Institute, Nairobi.
  4. 2012, November, Advanced Seminar on International Humanitarian Law, International Committee of the Red Cross, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA.
  5. 2008 – (Aug), Certificate of Participation, Advanced Training Course in International Humanitarian Law for University Teachers, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland.
  6. 2006 – (Dec), Certificate of Attendance, UN University, Institute of Advanced Studies, University Professor Training Programme on the WTO and Sustainable Development, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA.

Consultancy and Study Reports:

  1. Team Member, Civil Society and the Global Refugee Regime, Commissioned by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) lead by Department of Political Science, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (ongoing).
  2. Team Member, “Protected Rather Than Protracted: Strengthening Refugees and Peace”, with the Bonn International Centre for Conversion, Germany (ongoing).
  3. Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), Member, Drafting Team, of Amendments to the IUCEA Protocol, Entebbe, Uganda, November 2011 to date.
  4. Facilitator, National Training Workshop for Religious Leaders on “National Strategies and Challenges in Implementing the Great Lakes Protocol on the Prevention of the Crime of Genocide” organised by Ministry of Constitutional and Legal Affairs, and UNDP. December 2012, and December 2013.
  5. Member, Assessment Advisory Panel, Review of Consultant’s Evaluation of the implementation of the Legal Sector Reform Programme (LSRP), Ministry of Constitutional and Legal Affairs (MoCLA), Dar es Salaam, June 2013.
  6. Facilitator, Training for Senior Human Resources Managers of EAC Partner States Central Banks on EAC Integration, Arusha, March 2013.
  7. Facilitator, Training Workshop on EAC Law, for Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce, organized by UDSM Entrepreneurship Center, Dar es Salaam, January 2013.
  8. Evaluation of Curriculum for the Proposed LL.M. Programme at Tumaini University Makumira College, commissioned by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), 2012.
  9. Sustainable Local Integration Program Formulation (2011) Study Report for UNDP TANZANIA – Democracy & Governance Unit regarding the Local Integration of Newly Naturalised Tanzanians of Burundi origin.
  10. (with Prof. Severine Rugumamu) Report on a Study into the Legal and Policy Framework Relating to the Exploitation of Natural Resources in the COMESA Region: The Case of the Great Lakes Region. Study Commissioned by the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), 2010
  11. “Broad Policy Concerns Regarding Migration in the East African Region”. Study Report for University of Sussex (UK), 2011.
  12. “The Plight of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in East Africa: Conceptual Framework” (2012) in Zachary Lomo (ed) Marginalisation: The Plight of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in East Africa, Kampala: Fountain Publishers, pp 5 – 21, Study for Eastern Africa Centre for Constitutional Development, Kampala, Uganda.
  13. “Human Rights Reporting on the UN Covenants of 1966”, United Republic of Tanzania, Ministry of Constitutional Affairs and Justice, June 2010.
  14. “Evaluation of the Peace Program for Burundi” with Anne Davies and Emmanuel Nshirimana. Study Report for DanChurch Aid (DCA), December 2008. Available at www.channelresearch.com.
  15. “Developing DFID’s Policy Approach to Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: The Case of the Great Lakes Region of Sub-Saharan Africa” A Research Consultancy by the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, February 2005.

Book/Journal Articles Review & Book Translation

  1. “Can Global Refugee Policy Leverage local solutions? Lessons from Tanzania’s Naturalisation of Burundi Refugees” Paper 13-72S, Submitted to the Journal of Refugee Studies, University of Oxford, October 2013.
  2. 2.Translation from English (Respect for International Humanitarian Law: Handbook for Parliamentarian) to Kiswahili (Kuheshimu Sheria ya Kimataifa Kuhusu Migogoro ya Kivita), Geneva: Inter-Parliamentary Union & International Committee of the Red Cross, 2002, pp 121, ISBN 92-9142-059-X

Awards, Scholarships and Appreciation

Prof.Kamanga has received the following awards and recognition;

  1. 2nd Prize Winner, UDSM School of Law Research Week, May 2016.
  2. Leadership Award, Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA), Regional Board Member (2009 – 2011)
  3. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Certificate of Appreciation for facilitating Symposium on the ‘Legacy of International Criminal Courts and Tribunals for Africa’ (Nov – Dec 2007).
  4. Sabbatical Fellow, African Research & Resource Forum (ARRF), Nairobi, Kenya
  5. Ford Foundation Grantee
  6. Andrew T. Mellon Grantee
  7. John G. and Catherine MacArthur Foundation Grantee
  8. International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Scholarship

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