Staff profile

Dr Eghosa Ekhator


Senior Lecturer in Law

Eghosa wearing a grey jumper

Subject

Law

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department

Derby Law School

Research centre

Better Society, Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre

ORCiD ID

0000-0003-3419-2680

Campus

One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus

Email

e.ekhator@derby.ac.uk

About

I joined the University of Derby Law School in September 2019 from the 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

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

Qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I regularly get invited to give talks at workshops and conferences inside and outside the UK. I have also been called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. In the past, I have practised as a lawyer and legal consultant in Nigeria.

International experience

Additional interests and activities

Reviewer roles:

Funding

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, and 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

In the media

My academic papers have been cited by a plethora of organisations and international agencies including the United Nations Refugee Agency and the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) ‘Responses to Information Requests (RIR) report (NGA106371.E) on Nigeria’ amongst others.

 

Dr Eghosa Ekhator and Dr Doyin Babajide written evidence to the United Kingdom Parliament's International Trade Committee's inquiry, UK trade approach towards developing countries has been accepted and published on the committee’s website - UK trade approach towards developing countries - Committees - UK Parliament March 2022.

 

Eghosa O. Ekhator ‘Real World Change: When Academic Research Informs Policy’ published by the University Policy Engagement Network (UPEN) 17 June 2022 UPEN - Blogs.

Recent publications