Caroline Omari Lichuma, LLM (NYU), LLB (UON), CPA-K


    „Building Constitutional Rights from Constitutional Bricks: An Emerging Role for the Doctrine of Constitutional Dialogue in Adjudication of Economic and Social Rights in Kenya.“





  • “TWAILing the International Law Classroom: (Dis)locating the International in International Law”, January 2020, Georg-August Universität, Göttingen
  • “In International Law We (do not) Trust: The Persistent Rejection of Economic and Social Rights as a Manifestation of Cynicism”, September 2019, Freie Universität, Berlin
  • “Now is (not yet) the Winter of our Discontent: The Unfulfilled Promise of Economic and Social Rights in the fight against Economic Inequality.”, June 2019, University of Liverpool
  • “Economic Wrongs and Social Rights: Analyzing the Impact of Systemic Corruption in Kenya and the Potential redress offered by the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic and Social Rights”, November 2018, Georg-August Universität Göttingen
  • “Decolonizing Foreign Aid: A Neo-liberal Analysis of Chinese Development Assistance to Kenya”, July 2018, National University of Singapore, TWAIL conference
  • “TWAILing the Minimum Core Concept: Rethinking the Minimum Core of Economic and Social Rights in the Third World”, October 2017, Stanford Law School, International Junior Faculty Forum
  • “Maximizing on the Potential of the Minimum Core Concept: Reviewing State Obligations in the Provision of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights”, November 2016, Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
  • “Learning to be poor: The cost of free education in an unequal society.”, April 2016, University of Texas

Legal Blog Posts

  • “Now is (not yet) the Winter of our Discontent: The Unfulfilled Promise of Economic and Social Rights in the fight against Economic Inequality” (August 2019) Opinio Juris Blog, available online:
  • “TWAILing the International Economic Law Classroom: (Dis)locating the “International” in International Law (May 2019) Afronomics Law Blog, available online:

Wissenschaftliche Aktivitäten

  • Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, Panel participant at the Unpacking Economic and Social Rights Conference, November 2018
  • National University Singapore, Singapore, Panel participant at the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) conference, July 2018
  • York University, Toronto, Canada, Osgoode Hall Law School, International Law in the Global South Research Seminar Series, February 2018
  • University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Transnational Law Summer Institute, December 2017
  • Stanford Law School, California, USA, Finalist International Junior Faculty Forum, October 2017
  • Abo Akademi University, Institute For Human Rights, Turku, Finland, Advanced Course in Justiciability of Economic and Social Rights, November – December 2016
  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA, The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, Panel Participant at the Inequality and Human Rights Conference, April 2016
  • National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, Conference on the International Criminal Court, June 2015
  • Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands, Public international law summer school: Emer De Vattel Scholar, Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, July 2014
  • University of Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany, Summer school on managing fragility in post-conflict societies, September 2013
  • University of Nairobi & Widener University, Nairobi, Kenya, Comparative constitutional law course, June 2010