Dr. Nneka Okechukwu

Country Manager South Sudan and Senior Research Fellow

Project Activities

Somalia, South Sudan

Other Activities and Research Interests

Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law and Post-Conflict Governance

Professional and Academic Background

Since 9/2017 Country Manager South Sudan, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

Since 2/2014 Research Fellow, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

9/2011– 4/2015 Doctor of Laws (Ph.D.), University of Hull (United Kingdom)

4/2011 – 9/2011 CSR Officer, Oando Foundation (Nigeria)

3/2011 Consultant, Saferworld (United Kingdom)

11/2009 – 2/2011 Project Officer, Saferworld (United Kingdom)

2/2009 – 7/2009 Research and Campaigns Assistant, Crisis Action (United Kingdom)

6/2008 – 11/2008 Research Intern, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva (Switzerland)

7/2008 United Nations Graduate Study Programme, Geneva (Switzerland)

10/2007 – 11/2008 Master of Public International Law (LL.M.) at Queen Mary, University of London (United Kingdom)

10/2006 – 7/2007 Pro-Bono Legal Adviser, Lagos State Legal Aid Programme (Nigeria)

10/2005 – 9/2006 Legal Training Programme (B.L.), Nigerian Law School, Abuja (Nigeria)

10/1999 – 7/2005 Law Undergraduate Studies (LL.B.) at the University of Lagos (Nigeria)

Participation in Conferences

  • “Constitution-building in Africa”, CEU Summer Course organized in cooperation with International IDEA & Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Central European University, 20–31 July 2015, Budapest (Hungary)
  • “A Broadened Scope for Self-Determination and Democracy?”, presented at the conference, Developing Democracy: Conversations on Democratic Governance in International, European and Comparative Law, 8–9 May 2015, Cambridge (UK) 
  • “The Dynamics of the Responsibility to Protect within Peace Agreements”, presented at the conference, Beyond Responsibility to Protect – Towards Responsible Use of International Law, 4–5 July 2013, Hull (UK)
  • “Power-Sharing – An Obstacle to Peace? Practical and Political Considerations in Peace Agreements – A Case Study of the DRC”, presented at the conference, Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Normative Foundations, 31 May – 1 June 2012, Leiden (The Netherlands)

Memberships

Member – Nigerian Bar Association

Miscellaneous

Organiser: Beyond Responsibility to Protect – Towards Responsible Use of International Law, 4–5 July 2013

Member of the Editorial Board of Young African Research Arena Journal