Staff profile

Dr Eghosa Ekhator

Senior Lecturer in Law

Eghosa wearing a grey jumper




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Law School

Research centre

Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre, Better Society


One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus



I joined the University of Derby Law School in September 2019 from University of Chester where I taught on numerous undergraduate and postgraduate modules. My main research areas are in international environmental law and natural resources governance. I received an LLB in Law from the University of Benin, and an LLM and PhD in Law from the University of Hull. I have also been called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Teaching responsibilities

Intellectual Property Law

Research interests

I am an expert on environmental rights/justice issues in developing countries (including Nigeria and the African Union). I have expertise in the following areas: Environmental Justice, Environmental Law, African Union Law, Sustainable Development, International Trade Law, Private International Law in Africa and International Investment Law Issues in Africa amongst others. Furthermore, I have published articles in diverse areas of law including International Commercial Law, Admiralty, International Business Law, Human Rights (especially Women’s Rights), Public Sector Management, Environmental Management, Regulation of Natural Resources and African Union Law amongst others.

My present research focuses on:

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Invited Talks


Participation in Workshops and Roundtable Discussions



Additional interests and activities

Reviewer roles:


University of Chester Global Challenges grant (2017-2018 session) with Professor Servel Miller (department of Geography and International Development, University of Chester) worth £3,062

University of Chester Global Challenges grant (2018-2019 session) with Professor Servel Miller worth £5,616 (I was the principal investigator in this project)

Member of FACE’s Academic Advisory Group. The Forever Africa Conference and Events (FACE) is a Pan-African initiative brought together by staff and students at the University of Bristol. It has a goal-oriented, interdisciplinary, cross-sector, intergenerational, intercommunity, intercontinental vision to dialogue for the purpose of bringing change to the Pan-African community through knowledge cooperation.

Coordinator External Collaboration and Engagement - African Natural Resources and Energy Law Network (ANRELN)

Trustee Cheshire Halton & Equality Centre, Chester UK


Recent publications