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Brian Ikejiaku

Dr, SFHEA, Barrister (Nig.), CTPSR

    Accepting PhD Students

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    Senior Lecturer in Law: Int. Law and Human Rights, Int. Law and Dev, and Interdisciplinary Studies/Law

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    Research Interests


    Dr. Brian’s main research field is (i) International Law, particularly international law, human rights and global development, international development law & human rights, ethnic minority & international law, self-determination & international law, post-colonial states & international law, third world approach to international law and global/transnational law; and (ii) Politics/IR & Int. Development, including conflict & security, governance & political corruption, and crime, poverty & inequality etc See His research generally centres on looking at global issues in their political, economic, & social contexts in the light of international legal framework and, also attempts to understand the political and economic relationships between the Global North & Global South from international legal point of view; thus, he is intrigued, as well as fascinated by existing and contending global trends (by necessity these topics will vary: e.g., law, conflict, & security; int. trade & global business; self-determination & territorial disputes; law, MNCs, CSR, IFIs & global economy; inequality, poverty, crime, HRs & law; law & global political economy; law & natural resourse use; and reconciliation, transition & conception of justice) – this is approached from the perspectives of:

    •  International Law (more broadly)
    •  (Int.) Law & Development and Human Rights
    •  Global Law / Transnational Law
    •  Int. Economic Law
    •  Int. Law & Int. Relations
    •  Politics/IR & Int. Dev


    Dr. Brian is interested and willing to supervise PhD Research Students in any of the above Law subject research fields, including interdisciplinary Legal research. He is currently supervising three (3) PhDs.



    Dr. Brian is a Senior Lecturer in Law and one of the leading scholars in the field of International Development Law & Human Rights -See . Brian has been invited to international talks in US, Asia, Africa and Europe –See His work International Law, The International Development Legal Regime & Developing Countries published in the Law & Development Review has remained a masterpiece for reference in the field of international law & development, including being recommended as compulsory reading to students in many Universities globally. Brian Coordinates the Sustainable Human Development Thematic Group of the Human Development & Capability Association (HDCA) – a global Multi-Disciplinary & People-Centred organisation. Brian’s conference work on ‘capability & SDGs’ received a general appeal and acceptance and being published as an edited volume. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Law & Society. He has been published widely in the field in peer-reviewed journals such as Law & Dev Rev (LDR); M. J. of Int. Eco Law (MJIEL); Denver J. of Int. Law & Policy (DJILP), Groningen J. of Int. Law (GroJIL), Comp. & Int. Law J. of Southern Africa (CILJSA); Seton-Hall J. of Diplomacy & IR (JDIR); Afr. J of Legal Studies (AJLS) and J. of Conflict & Reconciliation (JCR). Externally: Brian is a regular reviewer of academic journals in both Law & Social Science fields, for example: South African Law Journal (SALJ – one of the oldest law journals founded in 1884), Third World Quarterly (TWQ), Journal of Int. Relations & Development (JIRD), and African Studies Quarterly (ASQ). He also reviewes with the UK Research Funding Bodies such as AHRC & RCUK and a member of the UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) Global Leaders Fellowship Peer Review College - See (at p.24).


    Brian was appointed in Dec 2017 as a Senior Lecturer in Law; he was joint Director of Postgraduate Law Programme. Prior to this, Brian has degrees in Law, Politics/IR, Business, & Int. Development. He obtained his PhD from the Research Institute of Law, Politics, & Justice (RILPJ), Keele University UK, where he was a Dandelion Scholar. Brian has over eighteen (18) years experience as an academic in the HE in the UK and overseas. He was formarly a Principal Lecturer in Law in a BITE's University Colaborative programmes (Wales, UEL, Staffordshire, EUCB, & London Met.) where he served as Law Programme Leader LL.M, and Subject Lead Law & Business. He visited as an Associate Professor of Law  (Senior Lecturer) to the Madonna University Nigeria (2012), where he served as an interim Head of Department of International Law and, was appointed a visiting Professor of Law to the Europen University College of Business (EUCB), Poznan (2016).



    Academic Qualifications

    • SFHEA  Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy [UK Advanced HE Academy] 
    • PhD      Research Institute of Law, Politics & Justice, ['RILPJ' Keele University UK - Pass]
    • MSc      Int. Relations [Nnamdi Azikiwe University ‘NAU’ – Merit]
    • BL        Professional Law Degree [Barrister Nig. Law School  ‘NLS’ – Pass]
    • MA       International Law & Diplomacy [Enugu State University of Tech ‘ESUT’ – Merit]
    • LLB      (Hons) Law  [University of Nig. ‘UNEC’ – Second]
    • PGD     Business [University of Nig. ‘UNEC’ – Merit]
    • BSc      (Hons) Political Sc. [Enugu State Univerity of Tech ‘ESUT’ – Second]


    Vision Statement

    "Will definitely get there as I contribute to make the world a better place to living"

    External positions

    Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Law and Society

    2 Sep 2020 → …

    External Subject Expert/Examiner - LLB eLaw , Staffordshire University

    4 Feb 2020 → …

    Co-coordinator, SHDTG - of the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA)

    6 Dec 2019 → …

    Fellow-Member - Peer Review College, UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

    1 Jun 2018 → …

    Notary Public, Nigeria Bar Association and the Supreme Court of Nigeria

    1 Nov 2016 → …

    Appointed Visiting Professor , European University of Business

    1 Jun 201630 Jul 2016


    • K Law (General)
    • KZ Law of Nations
    • JX International law
    • JZ International relations


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