Dr. Francis Bulimo Khayundi

Assistant Professor of International Law
fkhayundi@usiu.ac.ke    |     +254 730 116 608

Area of current research interest:
State Compliance with International Law, Agenda 2063, SDGs, Refugee Matters, Climate Change Law, Conflict Resolution, Elections & Democracy.

Dr. Francis Khayundi is an Assistant Professor, International Law in the Department of International Relations, School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is also the Programm Leader of the Master of Arts in International Relations (MIR). His research interests are in International Law, Human Rights, International Organizations, Climate Change and Policy.

Academic Degrees:

  • 0000: Doctor of Philosophy (Law), Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.
  • 0000: Master of Laws (LLM) with Distinction, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.
  • 0000: Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape Town, South Africa.


Journal Articles

  1. Francis Khayundi and Mwimali C Ongaro “Barring County Governors from Office in Kenya—The Use of National Values and Principles in Constitutional Interpretation Moses Kasaine Lenolkulal v Director of Public Prosecutions [2019] eKLR and Ferdinand Ndungu Waititu Babayao v Republic [2019] eKLR (2019) Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law 129.
  2. Francis Khayundi “The South African Human Rights Commission’s Role in The Promotion, Protection and Monitoring the Right to Education in South Africa” (2014) Speculum Juris 228-240.

Area of specialization:

  • International Law
  • Human Rights
  • Climate Change Law and Policy
  • Peace and Conflict

Teaching Courses

  • IRL 2010 – International Organizations.
  • IRL 4020 – International Law.
  • IRL 4120 – International Humanitarian Law.
  • IRL 6215 – International Humanitarian Law.
  • IRL 6245 – Disarmament and Human Rights.
  • IRL 7013 – International Law.