Misozi Lwatula

Department of Public Law

Misozi Lwatula joined the University of Zambia as a lecturer in 2007. She has taught gender law, human rights, criminal law and international law. She has served as Assistant Dean, postgraduate and Assistant Dean Research. Misozi has also served as a member of the Council of Law Reporting. She was admitted to the Zambian bar as a legal practitioner in 2015.

She has received awards such as participation in the United Nations Regional Course in International Law in Africa in Ethiopia and International Law for Universities in Accra, Ghana 2016.

Misozi is currently a Special Research Fellow in the School and is pursuing her PhD studies at the University of Sussex in England under the Commonwealth Scholarship. Her PhD study is entitled ‘Gender-Based Violence in Zambia: A Post-Colonial Feminist Critique’. She is scheduled to complete her studies by 2018.

Misozi has served as a Doctoral tutor in English Legal System, Justice, Society and Equality and Gendering the Life Course while pursuing her PhD studies at the University of Sussex.

Research Interests

Gender and the Law, Women’s rights, Human rights, Criminal law, Children’s rights, Post-colonial theory and Post-colonial feminism.


  • Canadian-Zambia Human Rights Engagements: A Critical Assessment of the Literature and Research Agenda. The Transnational Human Rights Review 4 (2017).

Conference Papers

  • 2017 (September) ‘The Limitations of the Human Rights Discourse in the fight Against Gender-Based Violence in Zambia: A Problem of Culture?’ Seminar presented as part of the International Law in the Global South (ILIGS) Research Seminar Series at Osgoode Law School, York University.
  • Canadian-Zambia Human Rights Engagements: A critical Assessment of the Literature and Research Agenda 2016.

Unpublished Work:

  • LLB research paper : Women’s Rights and Culture, University of Cape Town
  • LLM Thesis: In Search of Greener Pastures? Towards an Effective International Law Control of Human Trafficking, University of Cape Town.


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