African Regional Trade Agreements as Legal Regimes
by James Thuo Gathii
African regional trade integration has grown exponentially in the last decade. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the legal framework within which it is being pursued. It will fill a huge knowledge gap and serve as an invaluable teaching and research tool for policy makers in the public and private sectors, teachers, researchers and students of African trade and beyond.
War, Commerce, and International Law
by James Thuo Gathii
War, Commerce, and International Law examines how the laws relating to war time plunder, looting and destruction have, if at all, changed over time. In so doing, it examines historical and contemporary conflicts – including Blackwater, ('Z') in Iraq and “blood diamonds” in Africa’s Congo – arguing that the applicable rules and norms are applied unevenly and often unfairly across the globe.
To participate and present at the London School of Economics series, International Humanitarian Law Dialogues, London, Mid-Feb, 2012
Moderator and Presenter at the 106 ASIL Annual Meeting on a Panel titled “Global Trade and Natural Capital: Ecosystems and Export-led Agricultural Strategies,” March 2012
Host and Direct the Africa and International Law Conference, Albany NY (over 80 out of town registered guests with three keynotes including the Prosecutor Designate of the International Criminal Court, a Judge of the International Court of Justice and the Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya).
Presented a paper titled, “Human Rights and Other Implications of Extractive Industry Activities in Africa,” at the First Meeting of the African Commission of Human and Peoples’ Rights Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa, Monday November, 28, 2011, Nairobi, Kenya
Professor Gathii delivered at talk titled, “The Right to Development, Human Rights and the Proliferation of Regional Trade Agreements,” at a Discussion in Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Right to Development on the theme Human Rights in Global Economics and Development at the United Nations Headquarters, NY, December 5, 2011.
African Law Conference to Feature Top International Criminal Court Prosecutor
Fatou Bensouda, who will deliver Albany Law’s Justice Jackson Lecture on April 12, was recently named chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the independent judicial body that prosecutes cases of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Her talk will be part of a larger conference on "Africa and International Law: Taking Stock and Moving Forward."
Africa's Fatou Bensouda is new ICC Chief Prosecutor - BBC News Africa