Professor Dan Kuwali
LLB.(Hons)(Malawi), LLM, LLD (Lund)
Extraordinary Professor of of International Law
Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
Fax: +265 1 770830; Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
International criminal justice, international human rights and humanitarian law, international peace, human security and development
- Editor, African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Pretoria. 2012 to present.
- Correspondent, Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law Journal, 2007 to present.
Selected Professional (Teaching and Research) Experience:
- Extraordinary Professor of International Law, Centre of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria,Pretoria, South Africa. January 2015 to present.
- Visiting Professor, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra, Ghana. November 2014 to present.
- Visiting Professor, (Criminal Law),Public Law Department, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. 2012 and 2013.
- Visiting Professor, Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia. November 2012.
- Adjunct Professor, Centre for Security Studies (CSS), Mzuzu University, Malawi. January 2010 to July 2014.
- Senior Researcher, Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. January 2013 to December 2013.
- Assistant Professor/Course Director, Lund University, Faculty of Law/ The Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Lund, Sweden.September 2007 to 2010.
- Senior Fellow, R2P Scholars Network, Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Canada. January 2015 to present.
- Post-Doctoral Research Fellow,Centre of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria,Pretoria, South Africa. January 2012 to December 2013.
- Fellow. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US. September 2008 to June 2009.
- Marie Curie Researcher, the Grotius Centre, Leiden University, The Hague, The Netherlands, September 2007 to March 2008.
- Guest Researcher, Nordic African Institute, Uppsala, Sweden, April 2008 to July 2008.
- Research Fellow. The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Danish Centre for Human Rights, Copenhagen, Denmark. August to December 2002.
- Senior Partner. KD Freeman & Associates (Attorneys),Malawi. August 2006 to Present.
- Deputy Director of Legal Services/ Judge Advocate, Lieutenant Colonel. Malawi Defence Force, Lilongwe, Malawi. August 2000 to Present.
- Malawian Pleniponteriary on Disarmament Affairs (Cluster Munitions) and Arms Trade Treaty. Malawi Government, November 2007 to March 2013.
- Division Legal Advisor. United Nations Department of Peacekeeping, The UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC). July 2005 to July 2006.
- Senior State Advocate. Government of Malawi, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs. Lilongwe, Malawi. February to August 2000.
- 2014 American Society of International Law (ASIL) Lieber Society Richard R. Baxter Military Writing Prize (Honourable Mention). SMU Dedman School of Law, Texas, 2014.
- 2008 Human Rights Award (Honorable Mention).Washington College of Law, American University, Washington DC, 2008.
- Africa and the Responsibility to Protect: Article 4(h) of the African Union Constitutive Act, London: Routledge Publishers, 2014, ISBN:9780415722315 (edited with Professor Frans Viljoen).
- The Responsibility to Protect: Implementation of Article 4(h) Intervention, Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011.ISBN-13: 9789004191716.
- Fight It Right –The Law of Armed Conflict, A Manual,Lilongwe: Ministry of Defence, Malawi
- ‘Conflict and Development in Africa’, with Ademola Abass, in Mark Paterson and Charles Mutasa, Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Africa: Problems, Progress and Prospects (forthcoming).
- ‘Squaring the Circle: Assessing the African Peace and Security Architecture’ in Kudrat Virk et al, in New pax Africana: Peacemaking, Peacekeeping Peacebuilding and in Africa, (forthcoming).
- ‘Acquisition of Autonomy: The Right of Self Determination in International Law’ in Redie Bereketaeb, Self Determination and Secession: Comparison of South Sudan and Somaliland, London: Routledge, 2014, pp. 20-37.
- ‘Bloody Bucks: Preventing War Profiteering,’ in Juan-Pablo Bohosi and Jerney Letnar Černič (eds), Making Sovereign Financing and Human Rights Work, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2014, pp. 271-288.
- ‘Decoding Afrocentrism: Decolonizing Legal Theory’ in Oche Onazi (ed), African legal theory and contemporary problems, EdwardElgar PublishingLtd, 2013, pp. 71-92.
- ‘Humanitarian Rights: Respecting Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Peacekeeping,’ Robert Kolb and Gloria Gaggioli (eds.),Guide to Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, Geneva: Edward Elgar Publishers, 2012, pp. 343-370.
- ‘Old Crimes, New Paradigms: Preventing Mass Atrocities under R2P,’ in Robert I. Rotberg, Mass Atrocity Crimes: Preventing Future Outrages, Brookings Institute, pp. 25 – 49.
- ‘Grey War Zone? – The Question of Contractual Control for the Privatisation of Warfare and Civilianisation of the Military,’ in Larissa J. van Herik and Carsten Stahn (eds), Future Perspectives in International Criminal Law, The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Institute, 2009, 169 –194.
- “From Stopping to Preventing Atrocities”, Actualisation of Article 4(h), 24(3) African Security Review (September 2015) (forthcoming).
- “The Responsibility to Protect Minorities: The Question of Protection by Kin-States”, Europa Ethnica, 3-4/2014, pp. 62–68 (with Gudmundur Alfredsson).
- ‘Article 46 A bis: A Step Backward in Ending Impunity in Africa’, Kujenga Amani, available at:<http://forums.ssrc.org/kujenga-amani/2014/09/22/article-46a-bis-a-step-backward-in-ending-impunity-in-africa/>
- ‘From Durable Solutions to Holistic Solutions: Prevention of Displacement in Africa’, 6 African Journal of Legal Studies, 2014, pp. 1-21.
- ‘Battle for Sex? Protection of Sexuality Rights in Africa,’ 36 Human Rights Quarterly (2014), pp. 22-60.
- ‘Humanitarian Rights’: Bridging the Doctrinal Gap between the Protection of Civilians and the Responsibility to Protect, Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies4 (2013) pp. 5-46.
- ‘Humanitarian Rights: Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law by the African Court of Human Rights,’ 2011 African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, pp.166 - 179.
- ‘Just Peace: Settling the Peace or Justice Debate’ 5(2) Journal of African and International Law (2012), pp. 231-252.
- ‘Governance or Government Reform?− Transforming Governmentality in Malawi,’ 5(2) Malawi Law Journal(2011), pp. 139-147.
- ‘Good Governance or Government Reform?− Transforming Governmentality in Malawi,’ 5(2) Malawi Law Journal(2011), pp. 139-147.
- ‘Defending the Defenceless: Questions of Mandate and Capability to Protect Civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo’, in Felissa Tibbitts, Bonnie Docherty, Dan Kuwali et al, “Improving the Protection of Civilians in Situations of Armed Conflict”, Carr Center Working Paper Series, May 2011.
- ‘The Hagueor Lilongwe? Prosecution of Article 5 Crimes in Malawi, 4(3) Journal of African and International (2011), pp. 433-562.
- ‘Humanitarian Rights’: Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law by the African Court of Human Rights, 2011 African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, pp.166 – 179
- ‘3Rs: The Issue in Mogadishu,’ 19 (4) Africa Security Review 2010, pp. 114 –117.
- ‘From Promise to Practice: Towards Universal Jurisdiction to Deter the Commission of Mass Atrocities in Africa,’ 19(4) Africa Security Review, 2010, ISSN 2154-0128, pp. 48-61.
- ‘Private Military Corporations in Peace Operations? - Keeping Pace with Peacekeeping,’ Sabelo Gumedze (ed.), From Market for Force to Market for Peace: Private Military and Security Companies in Peacekeeping Operations, ISS Monograph No. 183, 2010, pp. 91-127.
- ‘Protect Responsibly: Implementation of the AU Right of Intervention,’10 Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, 2009, pp. 52– 109.
- ‘Art. 4(h) + R2P: Towards a Doctrine of Persuasive Prevention to End Mass Atrocity Crimes,’ Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law (2009), pp. 55–85
- ‘The End of Humanitarian Intervention: Evaluation of the Evolution and Revolution of the AU Right of Intervention,’ 9(1) African Journal on Conflict Resolution(2009), pp. 41– 62.
- ‘The Conundrum of Conditions for Intervention under Article 4(h) of the AU Act,’ 17(4) African Security Review, Pretoria: Institute of Security Studies, 2008, pp. 90 – 110.
- ‘From the West to the Rest: Climate Change as Challenge to Human Security in Africa,’ 17(3) African Security Review, Pretoria: Institute of Security Studies, 2008, pp. 19 – 38.
- ‘Smoke Screens – A Survey of the Evolving Trends in Amnesty Laws in Africa and Latin America,’ (withJuan Pablo Pérez-León Acevedo), Malawi Law Journal (2008), pp. 115 – 134.
- ‘The Architecture of AU Intervention: Institutions for Implementation of Article 4(h) of the AU Act,’ African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (vol. 2008), pp. 100 –136.
- ‘Just Peace: Achieving Peace, Justice, and Development in Post Conflict African Countries’, Policy Paper, Africa Peacebuilding Network, New York, Social Science Research Council, 2014, available at: <http://webarchive.ssrc.org/workingpapers/APN_WorkingPapers02_Kuwali.pdf>.
- Towards a New Pax Africa: Peacemaking, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding in Post Cold War Africa, Seminar Report, Volume 46, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town, 2014.
- Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Africa, Seminar Report, Volume 44, Centre for Conflict Resolution, 2014.
- “Improving the Protection of Civilians in Situations of Armed Conflict”, with Felissa Tibbitts, Bonnie Docherty, et al, Carr Center Working Paper Series, May 2011,
- Persuasive Prevention: The Calculus for the Implementation of the Right of Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect by the African Union,’ Discussion Paper, Uppsala: The Nordic African Institute, 2008, 100 pp.available at:
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- Defending the Defenceless: A Quest for the Adequate Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa,Monograph, the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Copenhagen (2002) 120 pp. Available online at:
- ‘Use of Force and Human Rights, Some Thoughts and Some Insights Danish Institute for Human Rights,’ (2002) 17 pp, online at: www.humanrights.dk/departments/research/pppshort/pubs/
- Know Your Law: An Introduction to Military Law in Malawi, Ministry of Defence, Malawi, pp. 158, Lilongwe, Malawi
- The Art of Combat –Basic Legal Aspects of Conduct on the Battlefield,Ministry of Defence, Malawi, pp. 20, Lilongwe, Malawi
- If Right, Fight It Right: Ending the Beginning of War,Master Thesis, Lund University, Sweden (2004) 88 pp, available at: http://www.researchgate.net/publication/41783586_If_Right_Fight_It_Right-_Ending_the_Beginning_of_War
- Clash of Law and Politics: Why Kenyatta May not be Prosecuted, The Star, Thursday, April 25,p. 35.
- ‘R2P: Why Libya and Not Syria?’ available at: <http://www.accord.org.za/downloads/brief/policy_practice16.pdf>
- ‘The African Union and the Challenges of Implementing the Responsibility to Protect,’ Policy Note, Uppsala: The Nordic African Institute, 2008, ISSN1654-6695;ISBN978-91-7106-642-8
Opinion Editorial (Op Eds) and Analysis
- “AU is Learning from Security Failures”, Mail and Guardian, 13 June 2014, available at:< http://mg.co.za/article/2014-06-12-au-is-learning-from-security-failures>
- “Friend or Foe of Africans: Will the Real ICC Please Stand Up?”, 25 October 2013, The East African, available at:<http://www.ccr.org.za/index.php/media-release/in-the-media/newspaper-articles/item/984-pr-280>
- “Egyptocracy: Can the Military Support of Popular Protest Trump the Ballot?”, The Sunday Independent, 4 August 2012, available at:http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/can-egypt-s-military-trump-the-ballot-box-1.1557195#.Ugs54KxoLnk
- “Clash of Law and Politics: Why Kenyatta May not be Prosecuted”, The Star, Thursday, April 25,p. 35.