Simeon P. Sungi, PhD, LLM

Associate Professor
ssungi@usiu.ac.ke

Areas of research interests: Criminology of International Crimes; International Human Rights Law; International Criminal Law; International Humanitarian Law, The development of law and society, Criminal justice systems in developing countries; Comparative criminal justice systems; Comparative International law

1. 0 Biography:
Simeon P. Sungi holds an LL.B (Hons), LL.M in International Human Rights Law, M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. Dr. Sungi is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya. He is a lawyer by profession and is licensed to practice law in Tanzania and Kenya. He is also a former United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda staff member. His research focuses on law and justice and policy reform issues in the global south. Dr. Sungi is a passionate advocate on human rights and crime prevention policies that are scientifically driven. He has published in numerous scholarly journals and edited books. He is a member of several professional organizations, such as the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the Tanganyika Law Society, the Law Society of Kenya, the International Bar Association and the East African Law Society, to mention just a few. He is an experienced researcher and participates in consultancies that are geared at improving criminal justice policies in developing countries. Dr. Sungi writes in his blog "Supranational Criminology and Human Rights" at http://crimx.wordpress.com which focuses on the criminology of mass atrocity crimes (international crimes).


2.0 Academic Degrees

Ph.D. Criminal Justice, 2012; Indiana University-Bloomington

M.A. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2008; Indiana State University

LL.M. International Human Rights Law, 2006; Indiana University Robert McKinney School of Law

LL.B. (Hons) 2002; The Open University of Tanzania


3.0 Publications
3.1 Journal Articles

Sungi, S.P. (2018).Human Rights Aspects Concerning the Construction of the Crocodile Jaw Dam in Isiolo County, Kenya. Africa Nazarene University Law Journal, 6(2), 16-31.

Sungi, S.P. (2017). Bridging the gap between victims of mass atrocity crimes and victimology research: A case study of the victims of post-election violence in Kenya 2007-2008. Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa, 8 (2), 52-70.

Sungi, S.P. (2016). Extraction of Natural Resources: Is it fueling of human rights abuses in the exploration and exploitation of oil and gas in Tanzania? The African Review, 43(2), 124-138.

Sungi, S.P. (2015). The Kenyan cases and the future of the International Criminal Court’s Prosecutorial policies. African Journal of International Criminal Justice, 1(2), 153-173.

Sungi, S.P. (2015). Is it Pragmatism or Injustice to Victims? The use of plea bargaining in the International Criminal Court. Journal of Theoretical & Philosophical Criminology, 2, 21-33.

Sungi, S.P. (2012). The Substantive Incorporation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court into Tanzanian Law. Journal of Tanganyika Law Society, 3, 163-194.

Sungi, S. P. (2011). Redefining genocide: The failure of the International Criminal Court to indicton the Darfur situation. Journal of Theoretical & Philosophical Criminology, 1, 63-88.

Sungi, S. P. (2007). Obligatio erga omnes of rape as a Jus Cogens norm: Examining the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and International Criminal Court. European Journal of Law Reform, 9, 113-144. 2005

Sungi, S. P. (2005). Contribution of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in extending the frontiers of International Law. Journal of Tanganyika Law Society, 2, 15-24.

3.2 Books

Sungi, S.P. (2015). Dealing with International Crimes in Africa: When are indigenous justice systems better than criminal trials? The Edwin Mellen Press. ISBN: 9781495502767

3.3 Book Chapters

Sungi, S.P. (2012). The Importance of Mutual Legal Assistance in the Age of the Global War on Terrorism. In F. Shanty (ed). Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror. Praeger Security International, pp.413 – 416.

Sungi, S.P. (2012). The African Union’s Efforts in Counter-terrorism in Africa. In F. Shanty (ed). Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror. Praeger Security International, pp.485 – 488.


4.0 Teaching (courses taught)

Administrative Law (Graduate)

Research Methods (Undergraduate)

Ethics, Diversity and Conflict in the

Criminal Justice System (Undergraduate)

Community and Social Justice (Undergraduate)

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (Undergraduate)

Alternative Social Control Systems (Undergraduate)

Theories of Crime and Deviance (Undergraduate)

Victimology (Undergraduate)

Criminal law and procedure (Graduate)

International Criminal Law (Graduate)

International Human Rights Law (Graduate)

Law of Contract (Graduate)

Jurisprudence (Graduate)

Corrections and Punishment (Undergraduate)

International Humanitarian Law (Undergraduate, Graduate)

Conflict of Laws (Graduate)

International Law (Undergraduate, graduate)

International Criminal Law and procedure (Undergraduate)

Criminology (Undergraduate)

Political Philosophy (Graduate)

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