Dr Nneka Okechukwu

Country Manager and Senior Research Fellow

Project Activities

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 (PhD), 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 (LLM) 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 (BL), Nigerian Law School, Abuja (Nigeria)

10/1999– 7/2005 Law Undergraduate Studies (LLB) 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