“‘Twailing’ – The Minimum Core Concept: Re-Thinking the Minimum Core Concept of Economic and Social Rights in the Third World” – Prof. Caroline Omari Lichuma

Wednesday, January 31 2018, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm — Osgoode Hall Law School (Ignat Kaneff Building), Room 2001

The International Law in the Global South Seminar Series extends its sincerest thanks to Ms. Caroline Lichuma for presenting her research entitled “‘Twailing’ – The Minimum Core Concept: Re-Thinking the Minimum Core Concept of Economic and Social Rights in the Third World“. The seminar was very well attended and attendees asked deeply engaging questions, sparking a lively post-seminar discussion. We look forward to having Ms. Lichuma join us again in the near future.


Caroline Lichuma is a lecturer at Riara Law School in Nairobi, Kenya. She graduated from the University of Nairobi in 2010 with a Bachelor of Laws Degree. She received the Hamilton, Harrison and Mathews – Le Pelley Prize for the best third year student in the school of Law for the academic year 2008/2009. She thereafter undertook her Master of Laws degree at the New York University School of Law where she was a Dean Graduate scholar. She graduated with an LLM in International Legal Studies in 2012. Caroline is also a Certified Public Accountant in Kenya. Caroline has been in academia for close to seven years and has previously offered lectures in Commercial Law, Company Law as well as Accounting (As part of ACCA and CPA) as well as Law of Evidence, Public International Law, Insolvency Law, Public Procurement Law among others (As part of the LLB undergraduate degree). Her key areas of academic interest span the breadth of Public International Law with specific emphasis on International Human Rights Law, Comparative Constitutional Law and Economic and Social Rights Law. She was the 2014 Emer De Vattel Scholar at The Hague Academy of International Law’s Public International Law Summer School and received a diploma in Justiciability of Economic and Social Rights from the Abo Akademi University in Turku, Finland in 2016. In 2017 she was one of ten participants selected to present a paper at the Stanford Law School and University of Pennsylvania International Junior Faculty Forum.

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