LU Hosts Professor Emeritus Shadrack B.O. Gutto , a Visiting Professor from South Africa

Laikipia University is proud to host Professor Emeritus Shadrack B.O. Gutto, from South Africa.

Prof.Gutto will based at the School of Humanities and Development Studies, Department of Public Affairs and Environmental Studies where he will train and supervise students and assist in Grant Proposal writing. He intends to broaden, deepen and raise the level of the core common course on Human rights. According to him, the broadening and deepening of the course would require, among other things, that the content of the subject matter be escalated from the traditional “human rights” to that of African anchored paradigm of “human and people’s rights, duties and responsibilities.”

Professor Gutto holds a PhD from Lund University, Sweden. He is a former Associate Professor of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (1994-2003).

Prof Gutto is an expert in Constitutional Law, International Law, Human and Peoples’ Rights, Property and Land Rights, and Law and Political Economy. He is the Founding Professor, Director and Chair of the Centre (now Institute) for African Renaissance Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA). He is the editor of International Journal of African Renaissance Studies.

Prof Gutto has published 7 books and over 90 academic/ scholarly articles, chapters in books and presented over 70 conference papers and written several commissioned reports.

Among the books he has published are;

  • Shared Values; Constitutions, Constitutionalism and Democracy in Africa
  • Equality and  Non- Discrimination in South Africa; The  Political Economy of Law and Law Making
  • A Practical  Guide to Human Rights in Local  Government

He is a consultant to UN agencies (especially the UN Office of the Human Rights Commissioner and UN Economic Commission for Africa).


Prof. Shadrack B.O Gutto (Left)  presenting one of his books to the Vice Chancellor Prof. Kibett Rotich (Right)

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