Serges Djoyou Kamga

Associate Professor of Law, Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa
Visiting Professors/Practitioners

Serges Djoyou Kamga is Associate Professor of Law at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, based at the University of South Africa. He holds a PhD in International Human Rights Law from the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa. His research over the years demonstrates a profound and sustained commitment to advancing knowledge about human rights in Africa, especially on the right to development in the African human rights system, human rights from cross cultural perspectives, and disability rights.

Dr. Djoyou Kamga has received several research grants and been awarded a fellowship in support of his research, including the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) in the C3 category, which recognizes him as an established researcher amongst his peers; the NRF Competitive Grant for rated researchers; the NRF Grant for Collaborative Postgraduate Training (Pan-African Studies Network: Africanisation of Knowledges in African Universities); the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) Grant for Research on regional integration in Africa; and the Constitutional Association’s fellowship  award.

Dr. Djoyou Kamga is the author of The Right to Development in the African Human Rights System (Routledge, 2018), and the co-editor of Perspectives on the Right to Development (Pretoria University Press, 2018). He is also the co-editor of the Cross Cultural Human Rights Review and the African Disability Rights Yearbook, the only journal that focuses on the rights of persons with disabilities in Africa.

Dr. Djoyou Kamga is also a member of the Building Committee of the Cross-Cultural Human Rights Centre, based at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He will be a visiting professor for the spring 2019 semester in the Visiting Professor/Practitioner Program of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

To view photos from Dr. Kamga's visit, please click here. His public events at UT included:

March 29-31, 2019: 19th Annual Africa Conference at The University of Texas at Austin
"Exploring African Identity and Identity-based conflicts in the context of the St. MU History Media Project" (panel chair)
"A New Form of Bondage in Africa: The Role of Contemporary International Law"(panelist)

April 1, 2019: Illicit Flows and Africa's Development

April 4, 2019: The Protection of Disability Rights in Africa and its Implication for the Right to Development for Persons with Disabilities