Omo Oyeniyi Abe
  • Huddersfield Business School University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

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I am a law teacher and policy consultant with specialization in corporate, commercial and human rights law.

As part of my teaching experience, I taught Business and Human Rights in a Global Economy and served as Academic Advisor to the LLM in Trade and Investment Law in Africa students at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa. I was also the representative of the Centre for Human Rights on the ‘Valuing Respect Project’ led by Shift (a global collaborative platform to research and co-create better ways of evaluating business respect for human rights) where I designed indicators for measuring corporate respect human rights. At the University of Cape Town, South Africa, I have and continue to teach Common Law course. I specialize in teaching commercial law, indigenous dispute resolution, contract law and practiced as a corporate and commercial law Attorney in Nigeria for several years. In 2015/2016, I was a Fulbright Scholar at Loyola University, Chicago, USA.

My core areas are business and human rights, sustainable development, and natural resource management. I have provided consultancy services to international organization such as the World Bank and the African Union on various aspects of development projects and human rights observance. I have also written about the scruffiness and injustices of adaptation and resilience planning as applicable to Nigeria’s Niger-Delta, and the intersections of business, human rights and environment.

I have spoken at local and international conferences on various areas of my research interest and have published in peer reviewed journals. A prolific researcher and speaker, I serve on the Executive Council of the International Law Association, Nigerian Branch and a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, Nigerian Bar Association, Global Business & Human Rights Scholars Association, and the Business & Human Rights Teaching Forum Meeting. I serve as external examiner for Masters thesis in Universities across South Africa, Nigeria and Australia.

I obtained my PhD in Commercial Law from the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa, University of Cape Town, South Africa and currently a Research Associate at the Centre, where I am investigating how constitutional and governance organization can create transformative change for the people. My pedagogical experience spans the Universities of Pretoria (where I developed a course module for LLM students) and Cape Town, both in South Africa, and Afe Babalola University, Nigeria, where I taught law of contract, commercial law and Alternative Dispute Resolution at the undergraduate level.