Felicity Kayumba Kalunga

Department of Public Law

Academic Qualifications:

  • LLM Cape Town, 

Felicity Kayumba Kalunga joined the University as a Staff Development Fellow in 2008. In June 2011 she joined the School as a lecturer following her completion of her LL.M studies at Cape Town University. She teaches Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Law of Evidence, and Clinical Legal Education. Felicity previously coordinated the University of Zambia Disability Rights Project and Clinical Legal Education.  She also served as Head of Department for the Public Law Department; editor of the Zambia Law Journal; member of the Council of Law Reporting; member of the Risk and Audit Committee of the National Water and Sanitation Council; and as a technical expert on the reform of Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code appointed by the Zambia Law Development Commission . She is currently pursuing her PhD studies at Cardiff University.

Felicity is an Advocate of the High Court of Zambia, having been called to the Bar in July 2008. She is a Member of the Law Association of Zambia where she has served in various Committees of the Association.

Research Interests
  • Administrative Justice,
  • Procedural Law,
  • Legal Process,
  • Disability and Human Rights.

Joint Publications

  • Resolving Tension between Gender Equality and Culture: Comparative Jurisprudence from South Africa and Botswana. Using the Courts to Protect Vulnerable People. Southern Africa Litigation Centre. (2014) ISBN 978-0-620-63000-9 (with Chipo Mushota Nkhata),
  • Zambian Lawyers as public citizens: the role of legal Practitioners' codes of conduct and ethics. Accepted for publication in the Zambia Law Journal. (With Chipo Mushota Nkhata).

Commissioned Joint Research

  • Case classification of Human Rights in Zambia. Produced a handbook on Human rights in Zambia for the Human Rights Commission of Zambia. 2015.
  • Gap analysis of the Law and practice on Zambia’s compliance with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Domestic Workers Convention No. 189. Compare provisions of ILO Convention No. 189 and Recommendation No. 201 with national legislation and practice to identify gaps in law and practice and make recommendations for reform. 2015.
  • Baseline survey on the extent to which Southern African countries namely, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Swaziland have complied with international due diligence standards in their efforts to combat violence against women. This research was commissioned by ANCL.

Ongoing research:

  • Gender mainstreaming in the Legal Process Curriculum. 2018.
  • Protection of rights of persons with mental disabilities to liberty and informed consent to treatment: A critique of Gordon Maddox Mwewa & Others v Attorney General & Another submitted to African Disability Rights Yearbook. 2018 (With Chipo Mushota Nkhata).
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