Dr Caroline Nalule

Research Officer, Refugees are Migrants: Refugee Mobility, Recognition and Rights

Caroline Nalule is a PhD in law graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Her PhD thesis examined the migration rights of citizens in the East African Community.

She holds an LLM in international human rights law from Lund University, Sweden and LLB from Makerere University, Uganda. She is an advocate of the High Court of Uganda and Superior Courts.

She has more than ten years’ experience working in the field of human rights and international law. Her work has involved legal and policy analysis, advocacy, litigation, civil society networking and mobilisation, fundraising, as well as organisational management and administration.

She has previously worked with Riara University, Nairobi; the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Africa Office; and the Uganda Human Rights Commission.

Refugees are Migrants: Refugee Mobility, Recognition and Rights (REF-MIG)
  • Taught public international law to third year students, for a semester, at Riara University, Nairobi
  • Taught legal research and writing to first year students at Riara University, for a semester.

Research Students supervised

Journal articles and special issues

Nalule, Caroline (forthcoming) 'Enhancing protection of the rights of migrants in Africa: strengthening and filling in the gaps in the regional protection regime', Journal of the African Union Commission for International Law


Nalule, Caroline (with Rachel Odoi-Musoke) (2012) 'Putting the complementarity principle to the test: sharing Uganda’s experience'. In V Nmehielle (ed) Africa and the Future of International Criminal Justice , The Hague: Eleven International Publishing
Research interests:

Public international law, international human rights law, citizenship and migration law, refugee law, international criminal law.