An African Perspective”
Professor Obiora Chinedu Okafor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 12.00-1.30 | Room 1201 Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 East Pearson Street, Chicago Illinois
Obiora Chinedu Okafor currently serves as a Member and immediate former Chairperson of the United Nations Human Rights Council Advisory Committee. He is the inaugural Tier 1 York Chair in International and Transnational Legal Studies at Osgoode Hall Law School. Previously, he served as an expert panelist for the United Nations Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee and United Nations Working Group on People of African Descent. Okafor has published extensively in the fields of international human rights law and immigration/refugee law. He is the author of three books, “The African Human Rights System, Activist Forces, and International Institutions”; “Legitimizing Human Rights NGOs: Lessons from Nigeria”; and “Re-Defining Legitimate Statehood.”
Okafor has served as an SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program, a Canada-US Fulbright Scholar at MIT, and as a visiting professor at universities in France, Uganda and Nigeria. He holds law degrees from the University of Nigeria and an LL.M. and Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia and has consulted for a variety of international organizations, governments and law firms.
His talk is sponsored by the Wing-Tat Lee Chair at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Real Time Leadership Solutions.