Dr. Uzuazo Etemire

•    Full names: Dr. Uzuazo Etemire

•    Designation: Lecturer  I

•    Relevant qualifications: LLB (Benin), BL (NLS, Enugu), LLM (Nottingham), PG Cert. in Advance Academic Practice (Glasgow), PhD (Glasgow)

•    Job description: Teaching, research and community service

•    Areas of Specialization: Environmental Law; Natural Resource Law; Energy Law; Planning Law; and Human Rights Law (especially, but not only, in an environmental context)  

•    RESEARCH WORKS:
Book(s)
1.    Uzuazo Etemire, Law and Practice on Public Participation in Environmental Matters: The Nigerian Example in Transnational Comparative Perspective (London & New York: Routledge, 2015).
Chapters in Book(s)
2.    Uzuazo Etemire and Francesco Sindico, ‘Public Participation and the Guarani Aquifer Agreement’, in Mara Tignino and Komlan Sangbana (eds), Public Participation and Water Resources Management: Where Do We Stand in International Law? (Paris: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2015) 55 – 61. 
Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals
•    Articles
3.    Uzuazo Etemire, ‘Reflections on the Role of International Custom and Soft Law in Environmental Protection’ (2016) 1 (1) Uniport Journal of Public Law 51- 64. (Published by the Dept. of Public Law, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria)
4.    Ibibia Lucky Worika and Uzuazo Etemire, ‘Enhancing Good Governance for Africa’s Development: A Socio-Legal Perspective on Women Empowerment’ (2016) *** (***) International Journal of Gender Studies in Developing Countries *** - *** (in press – forthcoming). (Published by Inderscience, Switzerland)
5.    Uzuazo Etemire, ‘Access to Environmental Information: A Comparative Analysis of Nigerian Legislation with International Best Practice' (2014) 3 (1) Transnational Environmental Law 149 – 172. (Published by Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom.)
6.    Uzuazo Etemire, ‘The Status of Indigenous Peoples under the Convention on Biological Diversity Regime: The Right to Biological Resources and the Protection of Traditional Knowledge' (2014) 3 Environmental Law and Practice Review 1 – 36. (Published by NALSAR University of Law, India.)
7.    Uzuazo Etemire, ‘The Convention on Biological Diversity Regime and Indigenous Peoples: Issues on Participatory Rights and Impact Assessment' (2013) 4 City University of Hong Kong Law Review 1 – 20. (Published by the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
8.    Uzuazo Etemire, ‘Public Access to Environmental Information Held by Private Companies' (2012) 14 (1) Environmental Law Review 7 – 25. (Published by SAGE Publications, United Kingdom.)
9.    Uzuazo Etemire and Ikponmwonsa Omoruyi, ‘Planning Law Approaches to Environmental Protection and Improvement: A Nigerian Perspective' (2012) 2 University of Benin Journal of Private and Property Law 378 – 405. (Published by the Dept. of Private and Property Law, University of Benin, Nigeria.)
10.    Uzuazo Etemire, ‘Town Planning Implications in Certain Federal Legislation: A.G. Lagos v A.G. Federation and 35 Ors Revisited' (2009) 6 (1-2) Environmental and Planning Law Review 43 – 52. (Published by Reuben Theodore Okonkwo & Co, Nebo Chambers, Nigeria.)
•    Book Reviews
11.    Uzuazo Etemire, ‘Poor Numbers: How we are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to do about it, by Morten Jerven', (2013) 3 Journal of Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America 336 – 340. (Published by Nomos, Germany.)  
12.    Uzuazo Etemire, ‘The Aarhus Convention at Ten: Interactions and Tensions between Conventional International Law and EU Environmental Law, Marc Pallemaerts (ed)', (2013) 22 (3) Review of European Community and International Environmental Law 371 – 373. (Published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom.)
•    Country Reports
13.    Uzuazo Etemire, ‘The Cart before the Horse?: Biosafety Regulations and Modern Biotechnology Activities in Nigeria’ (2015) 6 IUCN Academy of Environmental Law eJournal 312 – 321. (Published by IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Canada; available at: http://www.iucnael.org/en/e-journal/current-issue-.)
14.    Uzuazo Etemire, ‘The 2014 Nigerian National Conference and the Development of Environmental Law and Governance’ (2014) 4 Journal of Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America 482 – 490. (Published by Nomos, Germany.)

•    SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
1.    Uzuazo Etemire, ‘Control, Transparency and Accountability in Public Spending in Nigeria: Judicial Enforcement of the FOI Act thus far – A Beacon of Hope?’, being a paper presented at the 49th Nigerian Association of Law Teachers Conference, held in Keffi, from 22 – 27 May, 2016.
2.    Urban Boije af Gennäs, Uzuazo Etemire, Christine Antoniette Ramos, Gergely Ferenc Simon and Hanna Skryhan, ‘Mitigating the Risks of Chemical use and the Precautionary Approach: A Stakeholder Analysis relating to PFOA ban under the Stockholm Convention’, a presentation at the Summer School themed The Precautionary Principle: Governance of Innovation and Innovations in Governance Summer School, Central European University, Hungary, 27 June – 4 July, 2015.
3.    Uzuazo Etemire, ‘Public Participation and the Aarhus Convention’, a presentation at the SCELG Environmental Law Roundtable on Critical Issues in International Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, 4 March 2014.
4.    Uzuazo Etemire, ‘The Formation and Adoption of the 2010 UNEP Bali Guidelines: Some Crucial Insights’, a presentation at the SCELG PhD Research Seminar Series, Faculty of Law, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, 26 February 2014.
5.    Uzuazo Etemire, ‘Thinking Transnationally: Improving the Law on Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Nigeria’, a poster presented at the Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 3-6 Sept 2013.
6.    Uzuazo Etemire, ‘Thinking Transnationally: Improving the Law on Public Access to Environmental Information in Nigeria', a poster presented at the Strathclyde Postgraduate Colloquium on Environmental Law and Governance, Faculty of Law, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, 6 June 2013.
7.    Uzuazo Etemire, ‘The Aarhus Convention: A Viable Model for Strengthening Public Participation in Environmental Matters in Africa', a paper presented at the UCL-KCL Postgraduates Environmental Law Symposium, Faculty of Law, University College London, England, 7 Nov 2012. 
8.    Uzuazo Etemire, ‘Public Participation in Environmental Matters in Nigeria: Lessons from International Initiatives', a presentation at the Joint Doctorial Seminar - Mock-up for a Dissertation, PhD School, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 14-16 June 2012.
9.    Uzuazo Etemire, ‘Public Access to Environmental Information Held by Private Companies', a paper presented at the Fourth Northumbria Information Rights Conference, School of Law, University of Northumbria, England, 6 June 2011.

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Dr. Theodore Okonkwo

•    Full names: Dr. Theodore Okonkwo
•    Designation(s): Senior Lecturer and Ag. HOD, Public Law
•    Relevant qualifications: LLB, BL, LLM, PhD
•    Job description: Teaching, Research, Administration and Community Service
•    Area of Specialization: Environmental and Natural Resource Law and Governance; Oil and Gas Law 
•    RESEARCH WORKS:
Books
1.    T. Okonkwo, The Law of Environmental Liability (1st ed., Lagos: Afrique Environmental Development and Education, 2003)
2.    T. Okonkwo, The Law of Environmental Liability (2nd ed., Lagos: Afrique Environmental Development and Education, 2010)
3.    T. Okonkwo, The Law of Environmental Liability (3rd ed, Volumes 1and 2, Lagos: Afrique Environmental Development and Education, 2014)
4.    T. Okonkwo, Environmental Law: Multidisciplinary Approach (Lagos: Afrique Environmental Development and Education, 2014)
5.    T. Okonkwo, International Protection of the Environment: Law and Practice (Lagos: Afrique Environmental Development and Education, 2014)
Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals
•    Articles
1.    T. Okonkwo, ‘Environmental Constitutionalism in Nigeria: Are We There Yet?’ (2015) 13 Nigerian Juridical Review (Published by Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Enugu)

2.    T. Okonkwo, ‘Wetland Stewardship: Is the Legal Framework for Protecting and Maintaining Wetlands in Nigeria within the Sustainable Development Agenda?’ (2015) 1 Public Law Journal of Imo State University (Published by Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, IMSU, Owerri)

3.    T. Okonkwo, ‘Chasing the Poachers: Protecting Nigeria’s Wildlife Endangered Species from Extinction’ (2015) 3 (12) International Journal of Science and Technology (Published by Best Science and Technology Journal Publication, India) (online: www.theijst.com)

4.    T. Okonkwo, ‘Carbon Credit Development: Is Nigeria Ready for International Trading?’ (2015) 4 (13) International Journal of Science and Technology (Best Science and Technology Journal Publication, India) (online: www.theijst.com)

5.    T. Okonkwo, ‘The Question of Locus Standi in Environmental Litigation: An Examination of Judicial Decisions’ (2007) 4 (12) Environmental and Planning Law Review (Published by Reuben Theodore Okonkwo and Company, Nebo Chambers, Nigeria)

6.    T. Okonkwo, ‘Case Law: Legislative Powers: Matters Pertaining to Regional and Urban Planning in Nigeria: A. – G. Lagos State v. A. – G. Federation’ (2006) 1 (6) Environmental and Planning Law Review (Published by Reuben Theodore Okonkwo and Company, Nebo Chambers, Nigeria)

7.    T. Okonkwo, ‘Case Law: Oil and Gas: Shell Pet. Dev. Co. (Nig.) Ltd. v. Abel Isaiah’ (2006) 4 (12) Environmental and Planning Law Review (Published by Reuben Theodore Okonkwo and Company, Nebo Chambers, Nigeria)
   
8.    T. Okonkwo, ‘The Constitutional Propriety of the US$ 1.5 Billion Compensation Award Against SPDC’ (2005) 1 (2) Environmental and Planning Law Review (Published by Reuben Theodore Okonkwo and Company, Nebo Chambers, Nigeria)

9.    R Taylor and T. Okonkwo, ‘Urban Development Policies in Nigeria Planning, Housing and Land Policy (2005) 2 (3) Environmental and Planning Law Review (Published by Reuben Theodore Okonkwo and Company, Nebo Chambers, Nigeria)
 
10.    T. Okonkwo, ‘Judicial Control of Land Use: Rylands v. Fletcher to the Rescue’ (2005) 3 (4) Environmental and Planning Law Review (Published by Reuben Theodore Okonkwo and Company, Nebo Chambers, Nigeria)

11.    T. Okonkwo, ‘Case Law: Town and Country Planning Enforcement Notice: Lamb v. Secretary of State for the Environment’ (2005) 4 (5) Environmental and Planning Law Review (Published by Reuben Theodore Okonkwo and Company, Nebo Chambers, Nigeria)

12.    T. Okonkwo, ‘What is the Legal Status of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency Vis-à-Vis  Federal Ministry of Environment’ (2004) 1 Environmental and Planning Law Review (Published by Reuben Theodore Okonkwo and Company, Nebo Chambers, Nigeria)

13.    T. Okonkwo, ‘Resource Control Case: A. – G. Federation v. A. – G. Abia State & 35 others: Implications of the Supreme Court Judgment for Environmental Law and Practice’ (2004) 1 Environmental and Planning Law Review (Published by Reuben Theodore Okonkwo and Company, Nebo Chambers, Nigeria)

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ONYENAJUA COLEMAN THOMPSON

•    NAME: ONYENAJUA COLEMAN THOMPSON
•    DESIGNATION: RESEARCH FELLOW II
•    RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS: LL.B, BL,LL.M
•    JOB DESCRIPTION: RESEARCH, TEACHING AND EXAMINING
•    RESEARCH WORK: LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR FINANCIAL CRIMES IN NIGERIA
•    CONTACT DETAILS: FACULTY OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF PORT-HARCOURT
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Edward Tamunosiminikarama Bristol-Alagbariya

Full Names: Edward Tamunosiminikarama Bristol-Alagbariya
Designation: Lecturer I
Relevant Qualifications: Post-Docs (Major Natural Resources Law, Policy & Management, Planning & Environmental Governance, and International Law, International Relations & Strategic Studies); PhD (Major Natural Resources Law & Policy); Master of International Law & Diplomacy (MILD); Barrister-at-Law (BL); Bachelor of Laws (LLB [Hons]); and Bachelor of Arts BA [Hons] History.

Job Description: Lecturing Oil and Gas (Petroleum) Law, Environmental Law, Environmental Governance and Assessment, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, International Law, International Security and Diplomacy, Conduct of Modern Diplomacy, Advanced Studies in International Relations, and Theories and Methods of History etc

Research/Published Works: 
*BOOKS: (i): GOVERNANCE TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA: The Role of Strategic Assessment of Decisions & Actions, Dundee, Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP) Imprint - Dundee University Press, August 2013. And (ii): PARTICIPATION IN PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT: Towards Sustainable Community Development in the Niger Delta, Dundee, CEPMLP Imprint - Dundee University Press, October 2009 (Second & Third Impressions, 2010).
*CHAPTERS IN BOOKS: (i): Economic Development: The Pre-Slave Trade Era”, by Edward T. Bristol-Alagbariya and Willie J. Okowa; (ii): Economic Development: The Slave Trade Era”, by Edward T. Bristol-Alagbariya and Willie J. Okowa, and (iii): Economic Development: The Oil Palm Produce Trade Era, by Edward T. Bristol-Alagbariya and Willie J. Okowa; all in the Book entitled The Economic Development of Rivers State: In Commemoration of Port Harcourt Centenary Celebration 2013, Briggs N., et al (eds), Port Harcourt, RSEAC/Onyoma Research, 2013.
*ARTICLES IN BOOKS:  Niger Delta: Petroleum Development and Environmental Assessment in Nigeria, in History Concourse 2011: The Niger Delta Environment as Resource and Reserve, Alagoa E. J., et al (eds), Port Harcourt, Onyoma Research, 2012, pp. 217–267.    

Up-coming Publications:
*History of the Faculty of Law, University of Port Harcourt; 
* Ongoing Reform of the Nigerian Petroleum Industry: The Case of the Oil Producing Communities and Positive Transformation of Nigeria
* NIGERIA: The Role of Law in Nation-building

Ongoing Researches:
*Municipal Crises, Politics and Conducts in Contemporary Global Society: The Case of Ethnic-Based Crises in Nigeria 
*Positive International Law and the House System of Governance of the Ancient Nigerian Delta Trading States: Case-study of the Ancient Ibani Nation

Community Service: 
*Supervising Grand Bonny Kingdom’s Community-Based Environmental Watchdog (the Bonny Environment Consultants’ Committee [BECC] also known as the Bonny Environment Consultants’ Company [BECC]), which oversees the affairs of the Environment in the Kingdom, Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State. See http://www.bonnyenvironment.com/

* Justice of the Peace (JP), Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State  

Links to Research Works: 
Facebooks Affiliate Visiting Fellow of the School of Law, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK).
See http://www.abdn.ac.uk/law/seminars/8978/ AND http://www.abdn.ac.uk/law/research/research-seminars-83.php

Links to Social Media Pages: https://www.researchgate.net/
LinkedIn; etc 

Contact Details: Faculty of Law, Department of Public Law, Abuja Park, University of Port Harcourt

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Charity O. Kaniye-Ebeku

•    Full names: Charity O. Kaniye-Ebeku
•    Designation: Lecturer II
•    Relevant qualifications: LLB, BL, LLM, B.Ed, M.Ed, PGD, PhD (in view)
•    Job description: Teaching, research and community service
•    RESEARCH WORKS:
Articles
1.    K.S.A. Ebeku and Charity O. Kaniye-Ebeku, ‘Balancing Conflict between Right to Privacy and Freedom of Expression:  The English Perspective’ (2008&2009) XII & XIII University of Calabar Law Journal 1-23.

2.    K. S.A. Ebeku and Charity O. Kaniye-Ebeku, ‘Towards Adopting Human Rights Approach to Environmental Protection in Nigeria’ (2010) 14 University of Calabar Law Journal 1-46.
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