Dr. Tom Kabau

Tom Kabau Passport PhotoPosition: Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Law, Science and Technology Department

Qualifications: PhD (University of Hong Kong); LLM (University of Nairobi); LLB (University of Nairobi); Post Graduate Diploma in Law (KSL)

Specialization: Public International Law, Human Rights Law, Law and Development, Property Law, and Intellectual Property Law

 Email: tomkabau@jkuat.ac.ke; tomkabau@gmail.com

 Telephone: +254 721 628646

Biography: Dr. Tom Kabau is a Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Law, Science and Technology Department at the School of Law, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. He has previously served as a Chair of Department at the Africa Nazarene University Law School. His academic credentials include a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Public International Law from the University of Hong Kong, and Master of Laws (LLM) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degrees from the University of Nairobi. He has previously been a Research Fellow at Utrecht University and was a Transnational Law Summer Institute Fellow at King’s College London. In addition, he has a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

Dr. Kabau has various publications in the form of books, book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has also served as a peer-reviewer of articles submitted to journals. Dr. Kabau has also presented papers on diverse legal issues in international and local conferences. He has previously provided research and consultancy services to various organisations. In addition, he is a member of various professional bodies, including the Law Society of Kenya.

Selected Publications: Dr. Kabau has various publications that include:

  • A human rights based approach to the global regulation of humanitarian relief: The emerging obligation to incorporate local participation (2015) 40(3) Brooklyn Journal of International Law 791-826 (co-authored with Shahla Ali);
  • Towards a coherent legal regime for the protection of indigenous peoples land rights in Kenya – A book chapter in Morris Mbondenyi, Evelyne Asaala, Tom Kabau and Attiya Waris (eds), Human rights and democratic governance in Kenya: A post 2007 appraisal (Pretoria University Law Press, Pretoria 2015) 83-117;
  • Non-state actors and the evolution of humanitarian norms: Implications of the Sphere Charter in health and nutrition relief (2014) 5(1-2) Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies 70–104 (co-authored with Shahla Ali);
  • The responsibility to protect and the role of regional organizations: An appraisal of the African Union’s interventions (2012) 4(1) Goettingen Journal of International Law 49-92;
  • Application of international law in Kenya under the 2010 Constitution: Critical issues in the harmonization of the legal system (2011) 44(3) Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa 293-310 (co-authored with Chege Njoroge).