Brian Ikejiaku

Dr, SFHEA, Barrister (Nig.)

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Research Interests


Brian’s main research field is (i) International Law, particlularly international law and global development, international development law, ethinic minority & international law, self-determination & international law, post colonial states & international law, and third world approach to international law; and (ii) Politics/IR & Int. Development, including conflict & security, governance & political corruption, and crime, poverty & inequality etc. 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 varry: 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
  •  Global 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.





Brian joined Coventry University in Jan 2018 as a Senior Lecturer in Law; he is 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 seventeen (17) years experience as an academic in the HE in the UK and overseas. He was a Co-editor ‘EducateUK’; and served as Module Leader of various Law subjects, Assistant Programme Leader LL.M, Programme Leader LL.M, and Subject Lead Law & Business at the British Institute of Technology, England ‘BITE’-Universities (Wales, Coventry, UEL, Staffordshire, EUCB, & London Met.) collaborative programmes. Brian was a Principal Lecturer in Law before he left BITE in 2017; within this period, 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).


Brian’s approach to research is from legal, and interdisciplinary contexts; his research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Law & Development Review (LDR); Comparative & Int. Law J. of Southern Africa (CILJSA); Seton-Hall J. of Diplomarcy & Int. Relations (JDIR); African Journal of Legal Studies (AJLS) and Journal of Conflict & Reconciliation (JCR). Externally:Brian is a regular reviewer of acadmic 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 reviewed with the UK Research Funding Bodies such as AHRC & RCUK. He was awarded Dandelion Trust funding in 2005-2009. Professionally: Brian, a Barrister & Solicitor of the Federal Supreme Court of Nigeria & a Notary Public was a legal practitioner with Fidel & Associate Law Chambers in Nigeria; and currently practice on consultancy basis within the UK legal industry, including H&S LLP, NGOs, corporate entities.




Academic Qualifications

  • SFHEA  Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy [UK Advanced HE Academy - 2018] 
  • PhD      Research Institute of Law, Politics & Justice, ['RILPJ' Keele University UK – Pass 2010]
  • MSc      Int. Relations [Nnamdi Azikiwe University ‘NAU’ – Merit 2005]
  • BL        Professional Law Degree [Barrister Nig. Law School  ‘NLS’ – Pass  2003]
  • MA       International Law & Diplomacy [Enugu State University of Tech ‘ESUT’ – Merit 2002]
  • LLB      (Hons) Law  [University of Nig. ‘UNEC’ – Second 2001]
  • PGD     Business [University of Nig. ‘UNEC’ – Merit 2000]
  • BSc      (Hons) Political Sc. [Enugu State Univerity of Tech ‘ESUT’ – Second 1997]

Vision Statement

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

External positions

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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Research Output 2009 2019

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 11 Article
  • 1 Paper
Third World
international law
economic control
constitutional state
economic change
social change
legal system

Educational Policies on Access and Reduction of Poverty: The Case of Ghana

Ikejiaku, B., Dzidza, P., Jackson, I., Normanyo, A. & Walsh, M., 15 Jun 2018, In : International Journal on World Peace. XXXV, 2, p. 53-82 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

educational policy
primary education
level of education
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international law
financial crisis
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